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jtotheizzoe:

awkwardsituationist:

photos of butterfly and moth wings taken by linden gledhil at seven to ten times life size.

"evolution is written on the wings of butterflies" - charles darwin

Seeing the microscopic wonder that is a butterfly’s wing always makes me think of Vladimir Nabokov, author and lepidopterist (and not necessarily in that order).

You’ll want to check out Nabokov’s butterfly sketches, whimsical fantasy species presented as gifts to his wife. And don’t miss his gorgeous butterfly-inspired poem, “On Discovering a Butterfly”.

Finally, don’t miss this great video from Smarter Every Day in which Destin goes full microscope on some butterfly scales. Beautiful stuff:

Fashioning Cancer: The Correlation between Destruction and Beauty is a project by UBC costume design professor Jacqueline Firkins to promote deeper conversations about disease for women.

Fine art bodypainting byJohannes Stötter

Artwork by Alexia Sinclair

fer1972:

Book’s Life: Illustrations by Jonathan Wolstenholme

Glass animals by Chris Ahalt

from89:

Disappear by Slip

On tumblr 

The World Wildlife Fund’s adorable Pandas World Tour recently visited Taipei

from89:

jean-pierre seguin assembles an army of toy soldiers for WWII portraits 

The Island of Dr. Mastrovito by Andrea Mastrovito 

moshita:

anatomical embroidery

Megan Canning

Wine-o-saurs from The Back Pack Shoppe on Etsy

Seedscapes by Gowri Savoor is a series of sculptures made from apple, pumpkin and pine cone seeds.