tfw you've got a bunch of frog eggs on your back
was hoping there was an animal in the picture but no luck, sorry :/
Wow, that is a really beautiful birb.
Many aquatic animals are like that. Thank god for (some) Surgeons and Angels. They look different as juveniles and adults but both ages look good. My favorite combo is the Emperor Angel. Looks great at any age.
looks like a shorthorn to me, or a cross thereof.
the fur is unusually long though, so it must also be bred to fluffiness.
nice heifer tho
I happen to be Canadian, so 'murican memes don't apply to me.
It's a show calf. They tend to be crossbred instead of purebred. They are bred to be rather fluffy do you can groom them for show.
Birds are underrated.
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Tbh birds are the only animals that I love unconditionally.
Like dogs and cats and whatnot all have species that I don't really like but I can't say that about birds. They're all just so awesome and I want one as a pet so bad but I don't have the money and idk if I can handle the responsibility and nobody seems supportive of it. It sucks, man.
If you aren't comfortable keeping one as a pet, but you still wish to be around them you should volunteer at a wildlife rehabilitation center or something like that. I work at a raptor center three days every week.
And how exactly is the bald eagle a meme bird? I love them for what they are, not for 'murica. There's a lot more to them than being an American icon.
Tbh I think the whole "American" bald eagle thing is kind of disgusting.
I've been considering that as well, but the only local wildlife rehabilitation center where I live doesn't do much in the way of birds. Besides, as a volunteer I wouldn't be allowed to interact with any of the animals. Still, it's better than nothing I guess. Volunteer orientation is this week too...
Of course you wouldn't work with any of the animals from the get go, but give it time and work hard. Your boss will get to know you, and might be willing to teach you what they know. I've been walked through handling gloved trained owls twice since I started work in November, but now there's more important work that needs to be done.
Slowly but surely, I'm sure you'll get it done.
tunicate thread post tunicates other animals need not apply capturing planktonic particles is what the cool animals do wooo tunicates
Tunicates are pretty cool. I like all sessile planktivores though. I love barnicles, Crinoids, tubeworms, etc.
tunicates are the best beautiful animal other beautiful animals are ok but not as good
Like I haven't that one a million times before.
If you're going to be a dick, at least be an original dick.
I don't understand the hate for bald eagles in this thread, they're just animals like any other, there's nothing wrong with someone liking them. Some people think seagulls are beautiful too, why make fun of a fucking bird
I'd say it is /an/'s equivalent of what /v/ does, hating something just because it's popular and being a contrarian for contrarian's sake. But it could be anti-american projecting, which is even more retarded since it's not the animal's fault what unrelated thing humans associate it with.
I don't care about the United States, I just love bald eagles. I don't know why the US is all they're associated with.
I can understand that, but don't take it out on the bird.
It's not even an interesting bird. It's a color-clashing, braindead fisheater. Literally one of the most uninteresting birds in the entire world and it's been spammed in this thread more than any other animal.
I'd rather have the birdposter spam hundreds of eagles than whatever it is you're doing.
Dragonflies are some of my favorite insects.
That looks like a needle felt figure it's so adorable.
I think this bird has beautiful metallic coloring. Almost like a peacock but condensed into a smaller creature.
I love how the different colors are almost exclusively on each individual scale. It looks pixelated.
I love the brindle coloring on this heifer.
Yeah iridescent animals are really appealing.
I love how these guys look majestic af yet are common as muck
This was yesterday, in my driveway, sorry it was on a cell phone.
That's pretty shallow of you. You can only appreciate bald eagles if they're surrounded by American flags.
And I'm not a communist. I hate communists.
Everyone thinks they're annoying, noisy pests, but I've always thought they were pretty cool. That iridescent/black plumage, that creepy bright yellow dinosaur eye, and when you watch a group of them foraging and chattering its hard not to imagine they're having conversations.
Until they get in giant flocks and you start feeling like your in Hitchcock's The Birds.
I always thought that the wild orangutan males were majestic as fuk. I love the way their heads slant between the bulky arms.
>inb4 someone posts a picture of an obese captive orangutan male
Tapirs are beautiful in a shabby-chic kind of way.
B A N T I
the beautiful cassowary, nature's gentle giant
That moth looks like a cute little alien in pictures but I doubt I could handle holding a bug so big and fuzzy. I think lunar moths look beautiful too, but I was freaked out when one of the big-ass creatures flew in my living room.
A pink fairy armadillo
I always forget about those little cuties
the eggs they lay are pretty crazy
Love these little fellas, certain time of the year they run across my lawn every morning.
Akhal Teke cremello
suprised no one else posted this yet.
great thread! :)
hummingbirds are amazing - their speed, and their miniature beauty.
also, she's pretty, yeah, but as far as beautiful women throughout history (have actually had these threads on /his/ btw), she wouldn't even get a mention. you'll understand when you're older.
I don't really like birds very much, but I have to give it to humming birds and the birds of paradise. extraordinarily beautiful.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7QZnwKqopo - BBC Planet Earth - Birds of Paradise mating dance - THEY DANCE and are SHAPE SHIFTERS.
this site also rules;
This picture feels photoshopped, because both of those humans have legs as long as the horse, despite being a fair bit of distance BEHIND the horse, and thus farther away from the camera. Shouldn't that make them appear at least a little bit shorter than they do?
They're wings, might function for flight in earlier instars. May also be about sexual selection, a signal that mates recognise. Could also function as a butterfly mimic that a predator would go for instead of the whole insect.
Don't try to put one of these guys in an aquarium. He will die. So many uninformed aquarists will just impulse buy a nudi, which will inevitablely waste away and die of starvation in captivity. Happens waaaaay too often. Even if you did know the very, VERY specific diet of the species you wanted to get, it's extraordinarily unlikely that you would be able to provide its food and in enough abundance to sustain the poor slug for any length of time. Let the slugs live and leave them in the wild. Nudibranchs aren't good pets.
Difficult to judge as there's nothing of fixed size in the foreground that would make a good comparison, but to me that horse looks around 15.2-16 hands in comparison to the women, which is in line with the breed's size. Nothing about the proportions suggests Photoshop to me, Akhal-Teke horses are very lean and not remarkably tall, so that looks about right.