Airglow ripples over Tibet
Why would the sky look like a giant target? Airglow. Following a giant thunderstorm over Bangladesh in late April, giant circular ripples of glowing air appeared over Tibet, China, as pictured above. The unusual pattern is created by atmospheric gravity waves, waves of alternating air pressure that can grow with height as the air thins, in this case about 90 kilometers up. Unlike auroras powered by collisions with energetic charged particles and seen at high latitudes, airglow is due to chemiluminescence, the production of light in a chemical reaction. More typically seen near the horizon, airglow keeps the night sky from ever being completely dark.
Image credit & copyright: Jeff Dai
Tapirs are primitive animals that have remained unchanged for millions of years. Fossils of tapir ancestors have been found on every continent except Antarctica. Closest relatives of tapirs are horses and rhinos.
Its nose and upper lip are combined into a flexible snout that the animal uses to reach and pull food into its mouth. Tapirs are nocturnal animals that like to spend a lot of time in the water. They can stay under the water for several minutes. In fact, when frightened, tapirs hide in the water and breathe with their snout poked above the surface like a snorkel!
Since my Kickstarter is launched, I gave myself a bit of time after my online work meeting to doodle something fun.
There’s a lot of evil-corrupted-by-pitch-Jack-Frost going around in the Rise of the Guardians fandom. I really like the designs of evil Jack - he looks like a big icicle. A depressed icicle. So I decided to doodle corrupted Jack. Tooth sorta slided her way in, her hand on his face slightly melting the ice.
This kinda reminds me of the finale of Howl’s Moving Castle.
Anywho. Angst. Fun, amiright?
Drawn in an hour using a brush pen.
2012 was a magical time goddamn
He was swimming with his friends. When I asked for his photo, he screamed: “He only asked me!” Then he ran a victory lap, climbed on the boulder, twisted the tips of his mustache, and struck this pose.
“Will this pose do?” Young elephant. Kruger National Park, South Africa
by Heather Liebler Photography