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Tag: biodiversity

This is what happens when a Lyre bird lives in a zoo.

They become the greatest impressionists EVER. Amazing…

By Elva Kitten via Futility Closet

Mind blown. On Australia and two specific mammals

Whoa.

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(Can’t find original source – earliest hat tip I can find is at knowyourmeme)

This animated gif of biodiversity in a bottle by Rafael Varona is simply stunning.

And definitely worth the wait (for it to upload).

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By Rafael B. Varona.

These whale inspired high carbon steel utility knives look pretty adorable.

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By Toru Yamashito via Laughing Squid

Beautiful biodiversity pictures made from fern leaves. #whoa

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By Helen Ahpornsiri/, via Colossal.

Also known as “Phylogenetic Analysis of Magical Creatures.” A Harry Potter themed phylogenomics paper.

Attention to detail is pretty cool. One of my favourite parts (apart from the phylogenetic tree itself) is the post note that says: “Genetic sequences for all genes will be provided upon request. Due to magical laws, we are unable to publish them on GenBank.”

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Holy crap! It’s a photo of a weasel riding on the back of a woodpecker!

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Photo by Martin Le-May (see here for more details) via io9.

Super fast and epic summary of the Earth’s evolutionary history.

This is really nicely done*

Crash Course Big History episode with John Green, Hank Green, and Emily Graslie (link).

* I caught one small error during the lifting weights bit.

Lego birds, designed by Thomas Poulsom, now on sale.

These, apparently, are going very quickly. Click here to purchase.

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Via Colossal. More on Thomas’ work here.

Underwater biodiversity done in stunning paper craft. The word you’re looking for is “wow.”

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By Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker (link), via Colossal.

Origami crease patterns: more beautiful than you would expect.

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By Robert J. Lang. He also has a wide range of amazing origami books – available here.

This is what it looks like when you attempt to showcase many many bioluminescent organisms in a single graphic.

It looks stunning!

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By Eleanor Lutz.

Holy crap! Stunning paper birds!

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By Diana Beltran Herrera, via Colossal

Paper craft microbial art. #beautiful

Whoa…

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By Rogan Brown, via Colossal.

Stunning steam punk mammals. Wow, definitely worth a look.

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By John Lopez, via My Modern Met

These embroidered leaves are beautiful.

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By Hillary Fayle, via Colossal

Darwin Phylo deck in progress: Part 2. In which we show more graphical awesomeness! #darwindeck

So, we have a few more pieces of Darwinian art to show, continuing from our first look see. As mentioned before, all of this art is in preparation of a Phylo trading card game that revolves around the many species that Darwin took note of during his “Voyage of the Beagle.”

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Above is a mock up of one of the “Event Cards.” This was drawn by Rachel Ignotofsky (website, instagram), which also came with the 3 new images shown below (to add to the 4 shown previously).

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As well, here is another card mock up below, with another iconic inclusion, the HMS Beagle itself:

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Here, the artwork was created by Robert M. Ball (website, instagram, twitter). Not sure if you remember from the previous “work in progress” post, but Rob has made his 8 commissions into this epic panoramic image. This you can take closer look at below (you can also click to get to a larger version), but essentially, re-imagine this lovely piece as 8 separate cards coming together.

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(Click it, click it, click it… you won’t be disappointed!)

Anyway, the Phylo deck project is really starting to come together. Final artwork is coming in, (I’ve even personally bought some of the originals from Diana Sudyka as you can see below), and we’ve finally hired our last artist. This would be Simon Gurr, which is all the more special because this is the individual responsible for the Darwin graphic novel. With his addition, the Darwinian deck should have a total of 40 lovely pieces of art.

All in all, I expect the “Voyage of the Beagle” Deck to be ready around October or November of this year, where it will be launched by the UK Nonprofit, The HMS Beagle Trust, for their science outreach and advocacy programs. Game on!

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(Note, you can see the rest of Diana’s pieces at this post).

When Vulpes vulpes is skeptical. I challenge you not to smile when you see this picture.

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By Michael O’Neal (winner of the iPhone Photography Awards – animal category), via My Modern Met.

Bird on a wire. Or rather, bird made of wire.

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By Celia Smith, via Colossal

Love these calligraphy animals!

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By Andrew Fox, via Colossal.

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