Made a fancy version of one of my RD sketches and turned it into a print that I’ll have available at Nightmare Nights in Dallas this November (hence the smaller file size) !
Stoked on how this came out
if it was too cold i’d freeze wouldn’t i?
also ye tis cold
lays on floor
Yoyo-illuser sent me this as well so since i got it twice i guess ill answer it uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh but im not gonna pass it on okay >:V
- i draw sort of well
- im gettin better at it
- i have a great boyfriend
- i have tons of great friends whom i couldnt live without y’all know who you are and if you dont i need to slather my love over you more ok
Speckled Tortoise (Homopus signatus)
also known as the speckled cape tortoise or the speckled padloper, H. signatus is a species of tortoise that is endemic to an area in Little Namaqualand in the west of South Africa. H. signatus typically inhabits granite outcrops and feeds mainly on succulents. The speckled tortoise is the smallest known species of tortoise with males measuring only 2-3 inches long and females measuring around 4 inches long.
From the Department of Awesome Natural Wonders come these mysterious patterns on the ocean floor off the southern coast of Japan. Japanese scuba diver and photographer Yoji Ookata, who has spent the last 50 years exploring and documenting his underwater discoveries off the coast of Japan, spotted these beautiful and puzzling patterns in the sand, nearly six feet in diameter and 80 feet below sea level, during a dive near Amami Oshima at the southern tip of the country.
So what happened next? Are these rippling geometric patterns the equivalent of crop circles on the seafloor? Not quite, but the answer is still a good one. Colossal explains:
“He soon returned with colleagues and a television crew from the nature program NHK to document the origins what he dubbed the “mystery circle.”
Using underwater cameras the team discovered the artist is a small puffer fish only a few inches in length that swims tirelessly through the day and night to create these vast organic sculptures using the gesture of a single fin. Through careful observation the team found the circles serve a variety of crucial ecological functions, the most important of which is to attract mates. Apparently the female fish are attracted to the hills and valleys within the sand and traverse them carefully to discover the male fish where the pair eventually lay eggs at the circle’s center, the grooves later acting as a natural buffer to ocean currents that protect the delicate offspring. Scientists also learned that the more ridges contained within the sculpture resulted in a much greater likelihood of the fish pairing. To learn more about the circles check out the full scoop over on Spoon and Tamago, and you can see two high resolution desktop photos courtesy of NHK here.”
Busy little pufferfish boys wooing potential mates by sculpting the sand with their bodies. As far as we’re concerned, that’s pretty awesome!
The 2nd most popular Geyser of Awesome post of 2012 looks like it was made by a talented and adventurous artist, but it’s really a talented and patient puffer fish.
An ice disc, ice circle, or ice pan is a natural phenomenon that occurs in slow moving water in cold climates. Ice circles are thin and circular slabs of ice that rotate slowly in the water. It is believed that they form in eddy currents. Ice discs form on the outer bends in a river where the accelerating water creates a force called ‘rotational shear’, which breaks off a chunk of ice and twists it around. As the disc rotates, it grinds against surrounding ice — smoothing into a circle.
The ice disc seen in this video was found in North Dakota by retired engineer George Loegering while he was hiking along the Sheyenne River. George estimates that the awesome formation was around 55 feet in diameter.
I made this Toothless wallpaper! hope you like it!
Just send me a message if you want to use it c:
Natural wonder + rare weather phenomenon = Super Awesome
On Friday, November 29th the Grand Canyon was completely filled by a stunning layer of fog. In some of the photos it appears as though you’re looking at the edge of the world. This awesome occurrence was the result of a temperature inversion:
An inversion happens when cold air is trapped near the surface of the earth by warmer air above. Humidity in the cooler air creates the fog. While most only fill up parts of the canyon, it’s rare to see the entire canyon enveloped in a sea of clouds.
As the Grand Canyon National Park Facebook page stated, “Rangers wait for years to see it. Word spread like wildfire and most ran to the rim to photograph it. What a fantastic treat for all!”
Visit My Modern Metropolis to view more shots of this magnificent meteorological event.