I'm a biologist, an artist, and a traveler currently living in San Diego. I like gorgeous nature scenes, tattoos, and animal skulls.

h0tfudgez0mbie:

illwriteyournameonabullet:

I want this house

Aw shit

1337tattoos:

Suflanda

1337tattoos:

Suflanda

thievinggenius:

Tattoos done by Katie Shocrylas.
@kshocs

thievinggenius:

Tattoos done by Katie Shocrylas.

@kshocs

norafleischer:

Denali, Alaska

norafleischer:

Denali, Alaska

knitphilia:

"Daphne," by SpidersPaw.

knitphilia:

"Daphne," by SpidersPaw.

1337tattoos:

Freddie Albrighton

1337tattoos:

Freddie Albrighton

Reblog if you are a BIRD NERD or if your friend is a BIRD NERD

restor-ed:

elizabeth—avenged:

notgivingin-swim:

missvoltairine:

I PROMISE you that every single depressed person has been told to exercise already, you are never ever ever going to be the first person to suggest that to any depressed person ever.

Have you tried eating better?

Have you tried to find a hobby you like?

How often do you get fresh air?

Do you surround yourself with positive people?

Did you turn it off and turn it back on again?

meet-me-in-europe:

Gjógv, Faroe Islands

meet-me-in-europe:

Gjógv, Faroe Islands

ancientart:

A stag-shaped Parthian drinking horn. 1 of about 4 similar horns currently on view at the Getty, I believe. 
Made of silver, gold, glass, and garnet, this stunning drinking vessel dates from 50 BC- AD 50.

The forepart of a stag emerges from the curving body of this gilt silver rhyton. The stag is very naturalistic and highly detailed, down to the rendering of veins in the snout. The wide inlaid eyes and the outstretched legs heighten the realism as the stag seemingly bolts in flight. The term rhyton comes from the Greek verb meaning “to run through,” and depictions of rhyta on Greek vases show that they were used to aerate wine. Wine poured into the top of the vessel came out of a spout between the animal’s legs. The spout on this example is now missing, but the hole remains visible.
Stylistic features suggest that this rhyton was made in northwest Iran in the period from 50 B.C. to A.D. 50. This region had been part of the Achaemenid Persian Empire until Alexander the Great’s conquest. After his death in 323 B.C., the Hellenistic Greek Seleucid dynasty, whose kingdom stretched from Turkey to Afghanistan, ruled this area. As Seleucid authority began to weaken In the later 200s B.C., a group of semi-nomadic people called the Parthians, from the steppes of south central Asia, challenged the dynasty and by the mid-100s B.C. had firm control of this area of Iran. This complicated political history left its legacy in the art of the area. Rhyta of this form had a long history in earlier art of Iran, but the floral motifs were drawn from Seleucid art. (getty)

Courtesy of & currently located at The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California. Via their online collections: 86.AM.753.

ancientart:

A stag-shaped Parthian drinking horn. 1 of about 4 similar horns currently on view at the Getty, I believe. 

Made of silver, gold, glass, and garnet, this stunning drinking vessel dates from 50 BC- AD 50.

The forepart of a stag emerges from the curving body of this gilt silver rhyton. The stag is very naturalistic and highly detailed, down to the rendering of veins in the snout. The wide inlaid eyes and the outstretched legs heighten the realism as the stag seemingly bolts in flight. The term rhyton comes from the Greek verb meaning “to run through,” and depictions of rhyta on Greek vases show that they were used to aerate wine. Wine poured into the top of the vessel came out of a spout between the animal’s legs. The spout on this example is now missing, but the hole remains visible.

Stylistic features suggest that this rhyton was made in northwest Iran in the period from 50 B.C. to A.D. 50. This region had been part of the Achaemenid Persian Empire until Alexander the Great’s conquest. After his death in 323 B.C., the Hellenistic Greek Seleucid dynasty, whose kingdom stretched from Turkey to Afghanistan, ruled this area. As Seleucid authority began to weaken In the later 200s B.C., a group of semi-nomadic people called the Parthians, from the steppes of south central Asia, challenged the dynasty and by the mid-100s B.C. had firm control of this area of Iran. This complicated political history left its legacy in the art of the area. Rhyta of this form had a long history in earlier art of Iran, but the floral motifs were drawn from Seleucid art. (getty)

Courtesy of & currently located at The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California. Via their online collections86.AM.753.

iainsellar:

2 birds and a hand… One flew round the corner… Thanks Kate!

iainsellar:

2 birds and a hand… One flew round the corner… Thanks Kate!

lets-become-flowers:

wiitch-craft:

✯☽

come to see my sanctuary of love and peace 🌿

lets-become-flowers:

wiitch-craft:

✯☽

come to see my sanctuary of love and peace 🌿

earthsunchildren:

unexplained-events:

Undulatus Asperatus
These ominous clouds are a new Cloud Type (2009) since over 50 years.

We live in/under water. it’s just a lot thinner than the ocean.

earthsunchildren:

unexplained-events:

Undulatus Asperatus

These ominous clouds are a new Cloud Type (2009) since over 50 years.

We live in/under water. it’s just a lot thinner than the ocean.