nubbsgalore:

photos by matt smith from the Illawarra coast in new south wales of bluebottles, violet snails and blue dragons. 

despite its resemblance to the jellyfish, the bluebottle is more closely related to coral. known as a zooid, the bluebottle (or portugese man of war) is a colonial animal composed of many highly specialized and physiologically integrated individual organisms incapable of independent survival. 

the blue dragon — a type of nudibranch, here no larger than a thumbnail, with its own potent sting — is able to eat the nematocysts (stinging cells) of the bluebottle without discharging them and internally relocate them to the tips of each one of the fingers you can see in the pictures.

for their part, the violet snails also feed on the bluebottles.

notes matt, “despite their potentially dangerous sting, the bluebottle is an amazingly beautiful creature. with strong winds, hundreds of these cnidaria are blown into the bays around my home town and trapped overnight.”

this allows him to capture the above shots, which he creates with use of a fluorescent tube in his strobe light and a homemade waterproof lens dome.

unionn:

Café Kiss, by Ron Hicks

unionn:

Café Kiss, by Ron Hicks

mymodernmet:

Jason deCaires Taylor recently installed Ocean Atlas, a huge underwater sculpture depicting young local girl holding up the ceiling of the ocean, off the coast of Nassua in the Bahamas. Constructed using sustainable pH neutral materials, the colossal piece is meant to serve as an artificial reef for marine life.

alexaunderground:

dismalhues:

nicolejanelle:

tinyhousesgalore:

Tiny house built by Heirloom Custom Tiny Homes in Oregon. See more here!

Crying

THIS IS A CRIME.

I wanna build a tiny house so bad and raise a tiny little family in it!

If yall don’t constantly roast eachother are yall really friends

courtneysea

dikubutto:

blackturtleneckcat:

it’s not rude to interrupt someone to point out a dog

It’s actually more polite because then they don’t miss out on a dog

myprettyissuper:

I bought this stellar wreath with this bell hooks quote that I love from gracedchin and it arrived today! I loved it so much that I’m giving it to my mom for her birthday and buying another one for my own wall :)

myprettyissuper:

I bought this stellar wreath with this bell hooks quote that I love from gracedchin and it arrived today! I loved it so much that I’m giving it to my mom for her birthday and buying another one for my own wall :)

b0nes-and-suicide:

*hears intro to Sugar We’re Going Down* … *runs into room* AM I MORE THAN YOU BARGAINED FOR YET *kicks wall* I’VE BEEN DYING TO TELL YOU ANYTHING *punches chair* YOU WANNA HEAR *throws table* COS THAT’S JUST WHO I AM THIS WEEK

vanillabeanmini:

I can’t explain to you how bad I want this.

vanillabeanmini:

I can’t explain to you how bad I want this.