Beautiful Things


#705

Ruby Tailed Wasp


#706

Hopkins River, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia…


#707

Captured in the amazing dead forest of Torres del Paine, Patagoniia, by Timothy Poulton.


#708

Groot!


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#712

I love moths but I would probably shit a brick if this fucker landed on me - an amazing Privet Hawk Moth. Has anybody ever seen one ?


#713

We used to get the caterpillars when we first moved here in 2004, but I haven’t seen them (or the moths) for ten years. We have very little moth action these days (nights).


#714

I take it that is a big fucking caterpillar as well


#715

Yes. Biggest caterpillar I have seen outside of a butterfly farm.

edit: the current situation for moths (and other insects) in the UK is quite concerning.

http://www.mothscount.org/text/19/moths_in_decline.html


#716

When I was in California one spring, I drove through what could only be described as a butterfly storm: there were fucking millions of them all of a sudden. I must have killed a thousand just driving through them. Apparently that used to happen in the UK, but I’ve never seen it here.


#717

Yep, I have seen and photographed the caterpillar too.


#718

The skies above British Columbia earlier this week.


#719

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Astonishing phototgraph by Jason Weingart


#720

His website is great with loads of tutorials for anyone interested in weather / astrological photos.


#721

It is - even for a useless git like me. Some of his photgraphs are tremendous


#722

That’s, er, a striking image.


#723

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#724