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underthescopemin:

Cornwallite, Agardite-(Y)
Agardite-(Y) needles with cornwallite on quartzPhoto & collection Yannick Vessely

underthescopemin:

CornwalliteAgardite-(Y)

Agardite-(Y) needles with cornwallite on quartz

Photo & collection Yannick Vessely

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underthescopemin:

ALMANDINE GARNETS  in Graphite

underthescopemin:

ALMANDINE GARNETS  in Graphite

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mentalalchemy:

zoom—out:

m-e-r—m-a-n:

Slow Life by 

"Slow" marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Corals and sponges are very mobile creatures, but their motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours and requires time lapses to be seen. These animals build coral reefs and play crucial roles in the biosphere, yet we know almost nothing about their daily lives.

This is beautiful…

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skullsordice:

ludfin:

batsbatsbats

I AM THE NIGHT

Yay adorable bats!

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libutron:

Tomato Frog - Dyscophus antongilii

Dyscophus antongilii (Microhylidae), is a Near Threatened species endemic to north-eastern Madagascar. Commonly named Tomato Frogs due to their red coloration and robust body, the males can reach up to 65 mm, and the females 105 mm.  

The Tomato Frog is currently listed in the Appendix I of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species, CITES, which implies a complete ban on trade. The placement of this frog in Appendix I was based on the fact that several decades ago large quantities of specimens were exported from Madagascar for the pet trade.

References: [1] - [2] - [3] - [4]

Photo credit: [Top: ©Frank Vassen | Locality: Maroantsetra, Toamasina, Madagascar, 2008] - [Bottom: ©Francesco Veronesi | Locality: Masoala, Madagascar, 2014]

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