This Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) has a subtle… okay, a not so subtle message for you.
(photo by Winnu on Flickr)
IT’S AN OWL
YOU CAN SEE HIS TONGUE
#owl #asia #europe #north america #bird #animals
earthlynation: Motuo bamboo pit viper (Trimeresurus medoensis), Asia
(photo by ashok captain)
#pit viper #venomous #snake #reptile #china #india #asia
I complied a photo set of a few Pakistani models for you. You’re welcome.
look at all those sexy men in my dash
collective makeout, yes?
#pakistan #pakistani #pakistani fashion #desi #brown men #asia #south asia #beard
Wild Gaur - Indian Bison
The gaur is the largest species of wild cattle, bigger than the African buffalo, the extinct aurochs, and wild water buffalo. The domesticated form of the gaur, Bos frontalis, is called gayal or mithun.
OMG IT’S SO CUTE
#gaur #ungulate #mammal #asia
haleyfood: Asian Elephant in Phuket, Thailand playing on the beach. So cute!!
(photo by John Lindie)
it looks so happy! *v*
#elephant #asia #mammal
animals-animals-animals: Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis), Eurasia
(photo by Maxfear ®)
#goose #bird #europe #asia
Dragon Snake (Xenodermus javanicus) is found throughout a few coutries of southeast Asia and is the only snake of its genus. It’s diet consists mostly of frogs, though it was discovered in 1836 little more is know about this species.
scaly bab *u*
#snake #reptile #asia
Sivatherium was a genus of giraffids that had large, elaborate ossicones that have given it comparisons to modern day moose. Unlike bone derived antlers, however, the ossicones of giraffids are made from ossified cartilage and not bone, and retain the fur and skin covering, where as deer shed their velvet. Sivatheres lived throughout Africa and southeastern Asia, and may have lived as recently as 8000 years ago, as evidenced by rock paintings that seem to depict a very similar creature. It would have looked like a very large okapi (around seven feet tall at the shoulder). Interestingly, throughout most of its scientific history, there has been a heated debate: did it have a trunk?
The first skull depicted is that of modern giraffes, and the center is Sivatherium. The final skull is a tapir’s, a modern day animal with a trunk. When all three skulls are compared, one can see why scientists think Sivatherium could have had a trunk. It is the writer’s opinion, however, that Sivatherium did not. The likelihood is that Sivatherium instead had perhaps a sort of inflated, fleshy nose, as depicted by this reconstruction:
Such a nose would likely be used for amplifying calls, perhaps especially during mating season, or even be inflated for a warning or mating display. It is also likely that such a nose would aid the animal in cooling itself in the hot climate it evolved in. If both uses were true, the nose may have even had a bright, colorful display when inflated and filled with blood. In this scenario, they would also likely have had highly flexible lips that would aid in browsing.
#giraffe #ungulate #prehistoric #fossil #skelatal #mammal #africa #asia
We Pakistanis know how to make our already-pretty-amazing-weddings a lot more amazing. This is a photo of my friend’s brother’s mehndi. It is basically full of win. This is how Pakistanis roll.
this is SO COOL.
#Pakistan #Asia #Weddings
basaliskos: Fruhstoferia sp. (a genus of Stag Beetle), Yunnan Province, China
AMG LITTLE EGG BEETLE BABY *U*
#stag beetle #insect #beetle #china #asia