Glaucus atlanticus, the blue dragon (also called sea swallow and blue angel), is a species of small-sized blue sea slug. This tiny animal spends its life floating upside-down on the surface of the Pacific, Atlantic, or Indian Ocean thanks to an air bubble which it swallows and keeps inside its belly, going wherever the currents and the wind take it.

This cute-looking creature is actually an aggressive predator that feeds on organisms much larger than itself, including the most venomous ones. It also can give you a poison sting when picking one up barehanded.

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Francisco Goya - The Follies: Where There’s a Will There’s a Way (ca. 1816-24)

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Joel Sternfeld
Wet’n Wild Aquatic Theme Park,
Orlando, Florida, September 1980

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Fragment of the face of a queen, yellow jasper, c. 1353–1336 B.C. Middle Egypt

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The photographer Gaston Lacombe offers a look at the thriving population of Adélie penguins during the summer in Antarctica:

Photograph by Gaston Lacombe.


Colored rock formations near Anstruther, Scotland [3,000 x 4,000] [OC] via /r/EarthPorn

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Shiva Tripuravijaya, Meenakshi Devi temple,Madurai

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art history meme • [4/5] movements/centuries

ancient islamic art + architecture

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The Demon Omatsu Murders Shirosaburō in the Ford

From the series A New Selection of Eastern Brocade Pictures (Shinsen azuma nishikie)

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Japanese, 1839 - 1892. Cut by Horikō Enkatsu. Published by Tsunashima Kamekichi, 14 banchi 2 chōme Bakuro-chō, Nihonbashi-ku, Tokyo.

Made in Japan,Meiji Period (1868-1912)


Color woodcut on two panels (diptych)

Philadelphia Museum of Art


The False Murasaki and a Rural Genji (A Jealous Demon Appearing to Mitsuuji and Tasogare in Temple)

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Japanese, 1839 - 1892. Engraved by Horikō Enkatsu. Published by Akiyama Buemon, 9 banchi 3 chōme Muromachi Nihonbashi-ku, Tokyo.

Made in Japan, Meiji Period (1868-1912)


Color woodcut (triptych, right panel)