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Tags: photos, videos, travel (North America, Latin America, Europe, Indian Subcontinent, China, Japan, Russia, Africa, Indonesia, Indochina, Australia), diving, storm chasing, crocs, cranes, science, sky, students, politics, religion prophylactics, original texts, amor, everyday life, horror of the week, equipment, quotes, q&a, humor.

Current Mood: happy
Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
1:37 am
Picoides villosus villosus

Hairy woodpecker of the nominate subspecies / дятел, Rose Lake Wildlife Research Area, Michigan.
1:05 am
Eternal Flame / вечный огонь

What constantly surprises me in the US is that despite all the commercialization of outdoor activities there are still lots of cool places nobody knows about. This is the Eternal Flame, a natural gas fire behind a waterfall in a dark, deep canyon in Chestnut Ridge State Park near Buffalo, NY.

Удивительно, но несмотря на раскрученность всяких природных достопримечательностей, в США полно интересных мест, о которых почти никто не знает. Вот горящий выход природного газа позади водопада в глубоком каньоне на северо-западе штата Нью-Йорк.

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
8:26 pm
Danaus plexippus

Wintering monarchs / зимующие бабочки-монархи, Natural Bridges State Beach, California.

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8:08 pm
Hippodamia convergens

Convergent lady beetles / тусовочные божьи коровки, Redwood Regional Park, Oakland, California.

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11:11 am
Saturday, November 14th, 2015
12:16 pm
Canyon Country

Every time I fly across the US, I hope that the flight path will take me over the Colorado Plateau. It's always a different part of it, and never a disappointment. Last week we flew over Capitol Reef and Escalante Canyons.

Когда приходится летать через Штаты, я всегда надеюсь, что маршрут пройдет над плато Колорадо. Каждый раз вижу какую-нибудь новую его часть, и оно не обманывает ожиданий.

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11:56 am
A well-researched article about ISIS and why it should never be called "un-Islamic".
Monday, November 9th, 2015
7:39 am
Lontra canadensis

River otter / канадская выдра, Davis, California. Photographed with almondd.

Friday, November 6th, 2015
1:50 am
Who blew up Metrojet A321? / Кто взорвал самолет?
It is pretty much obvious that ISIS had nothing to do with it. It didn't claim responsibility until long after the crash. The bomb left no explosive residue on the victims' bodies or their luggage, meaning that it was not in carry-on or checked-in luggage; it was clearly a professional inside job. Besides, Russia is essentially ISIS's main ally. Russia keeps bombing other anti-Assad groups and residential areas, but there is no independent confirmation that it is bombing ISIS. Geolocating analysis of the videos released by Russian defense ministry shows that ISIS-controlled territory has been bombed only once, most likely by mistake. There are indications that Russia provides ISIS with gear and ammunition. Well, if not ISIS, who did it?

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Thursday, November 5th, 2015
1:54 am
Larus heermanni

Heermann's gulls / чайки, Monterey, California.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
11:52 pm
Enhydra lutris - 2

Sea otters of California use two methods of breaking mussels open: pounding against a rock and hammering with a pebble. Moss Landing.

У калифорнийских каланов два способа разбивания мидий: стучать ими о скалу и колошматить их камешком.

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11:45 pm
Enhydra lutris

Sea otter doing pedicure / Калан делает педикюр, Moss Landing, California.

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1:57 am

When we were on Hawaii, there were three hurricanes moving around; the swell was so heavy that it could be felt down to 30 feet, and we could only photograph still animals, such as these sea urchins.

Когда мы были на Гавайях, вокруг бродили три урагана, и зыбь была такая, что чувствовалась до глубины десяти метров. Снимать удавалось только совсем неподвижную живность, вроде морских ежей.

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1:51 am
Dardanus sp.

A little hermit crab carrying two stinging sea anemones for protection. Maui, Hawaii.
Рачок-отшельник с парой жгучих актиний для защиты.
Sunday, November 1st, 2015
1:26 am
Tringa incana

Wandering tattler / 'Ūlili / американский пепельный улит, Kealia Pond NWR, Hawaii.

Photographed with almondd.
1:23 am
Nycticorax nycticorax hoactli

Hawaiian night-heron / 'auku'u / гавайская кваква, Kealia Pond NWR, Hawaii

Photographed with almondd.
1:21 am
Himantopus mexicanus knudseni

Hawaiian stilt / ae'o / гавайский ходулочник, Kealia Pond NWR, Hawaii

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Saturday, October 31st, 2015
12:47 am
Paroreomyza montana

Maui alauahio, Haleakala National Park, Hawaii

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