Beautiful Things


#545

Was utterly transfixed with this butterfly in the Oceanografic Valencia - absolutely astonishing camouflage


#546

A fantastic image, but perhaps the last one you might ever see


#547




#548

What type of tigger is that?


#549

Watched a documentary about a the search for the Caucasian leopard (aka Persian Leopard) in Azerbaijan the other night. fascinating stuff, here’s a pic of the wee beasty.


#550

The Big Cat programme on BBC last night was excellent too


#551

Royal Bengal. I think it may have been taken at Ranthambore


#552

Tremendous - I love calligraphy I wish I could be that good


#553

An early example of isochrone mapping – where each band of colour represents one hour of travel time from Paris by rail. Dating from 1882.

Stunning.


#554

Maybe should be in the Twitchers thread, but more appropriate here I think

Tufted Coquette Hummingbird


#555

Do you get many in Shetland?


#556

Probably more than I do in Luton


#557

Nowt more appropriate for AA’s ‘Beautiful Things.’ :grinning:


#558

Was watching this on our local news yesterday. 25 years of work.


#559

Meh - just copying Toyah.:wink:


#560

Beautiful but potentially deadly

Green Bush Viper


#561

Lovely. But needs more green. Or does it live in a green bush ? Or is its … oh, never mind.

VB


#562

It is also known as variable bush viper, leaf viper, and others

I don’t choose the names, I just admire the beauty of the creature :wink:


#563

Also available in…

image

I suspect the saturation is turned-up in a lot of these pics.


#564

Probably.

Also, the alternative name of Variable Bush Viper might give another clue