rise of the guardians locations
↳ pitch’s lair
-Cool things in ROTG: dream sand.
-Cool things in ROTG: Bunnymund’s Warren.
"Pas de Deux" by Robert Kuhn (1975)
18 Various Kinds of Opals
When most people think of an opal, they might think of a milky-colored stone containing a rainbow of stripes or flecks inside it. What many people don’t know is that they are incredibly diverse in appearance, and are not actually minerals. Opals are a solid, amorphous form of silica, and are classified as “mineraloids”. Like other mineraloids, such as amber, pearl, and obsidian, they lack structural order, or “crystallinity”.
From the top:
- Black Opals
- Cat’s Eye Opals
- Dendritic Opals
- Flamingo Opals
- Peruvian Pink Opals
- Zebra Opals
- Leopard Opals
- Yowah Nut and Koroit Opals (both have the same characteristics - they merely come from two different areas).
- Brown Opals
- Ethiopian Honeycomb Opals
- Green Opals (Serbian, Tanzanian, and Brazilian)
- Peruvian Blue Opals
- Matrix Opals
- Landscape Opals (Andean and Australian)
- Mexican Fire Opals
- Crystal Opals
- Australian Boulder Opals
- Ethiopian Ribbon Opals
(Side note - the image backgrounds are transparent, except for the matrix/landscape picture, which seems hellbent on being an asshat, no matter how many times I try to fix it)
The Sea Wasp. This small species of box jellyfish holds the dubious distinction of being the single most venomous creature known tot man. The venom is contained within its 15 tentacles, which average nearly 10 feet (3 ms) in length, and is delivered through millions of cnidocytes, which release microscopic darts into the victim. In most encounters with humans, the creatures rarely inject more than a minute percentage of these darts. Such “glancing” stings produce intense pain and a burning sensation, but are treatable. However, a single mature specimen contains enough of its extremely toxic venom within its tentacles to kill sixty grown human with a single dose! A large injection of venom is fatal within 3 minutes if not treated immediately. The bell of this creature is approximately the size of a basketball. They are primarily found in a range extending from the coastal waters of Australia, to New Guinea, the Philippines and Vietnam. They are virtually transparent, and thus almost invisible to swimmers. by OurBreathingPlanet
By Kheyvelon DeviantArt
Amazing photos of two male tigers battling, not for the faint of heart. Apparently both survived and healed, but the younger, stronger, bigger cat won.
Still want one for a pet?
The glorious work of Tyrus Wong is unparalleled. It was his lush pastels that served as the driving force behind Bambi, where he was the lead artist on the film. Prior to Wong’s contributions, the logistics of managing the detailed nuance of a forest setting (millions of leaves!) was posing a problem, but Wong’s gorgeous, inventive minimalist approach was the perfect solution and provides the film its unique style and warm, textured feel.