The Strangled Stinkhorn (Staheliomyces Cinctus), Amazonian Ecuador ~ © Jens H. Petersen
Space Image Horsehead Nebula orange red blue black. Digital enhanced picture from the universe that looks amazing as large print or poster: http://matthias-hauser.artistwebsites.com/featured/space-image-horsehead-nebula-orange-red-blue-black-matthias-hauser.html Credit for the original image: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team
Aquamarine on Albite matrix. From the Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Northern Areas of Pakistan
The Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata), or just Mandarin, is a medium-sized, East Asian perching duck, closely related to the North American Wood Duck. http://en.wikipedia.org
The Lappet-Faced Vulture or Nubian vulture (Torgos tracheliotos) is an Old World vulture belonging to the bird order Accipitriformes, which also includes eagles, kites, buzzards and hawks. It is the only member of the genus Torgos. It's not closely related to the superficially similar New World vultures & does not share the good sense of smell of some members of that group.
M31, Andromeda Galaxy Edwin van der Sijde on October 5, 2016 @ Netherlands, Huissen
A female 'Bluebird of Happiness', that are always flitting about the wooden fence posts. They love open areas and must have nest boxes or dead trees (called "snags') to nest in. That's why its good to leave a few harmless ones in wooded areas.
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