15 minutes ago

Oh, to be as photogenic as an Alpaca

#animals #photography #alpaca

A side profile of an alpaca looking right, the wind blowing its hair away from its eyes
A side profile of an alpaca sitting in grass
A side profile of an alpaca looking left
A forward facing shot of an alpaca looking directly into the camera. It is sitting, so its legs are not visible and instead it looks a bit like a wooly blob with a neck
1 hour ago

#Mähmittwoch 🐑
Zwei Zicklein verstecken sich hinter Mama.
#Fotografie #Photography #Tiere #Animals

Eine angebundene Mutterziege steht vor dem Betrachter. Zwei Jungtiere stehen neben und hinter ihr und schauen ebenfalls den Betrachter an. Im Hintergrund das Meer. Durch das Bild verläuft eine blaue Wasserleitung.
5 hours ago

Extreme Value Adding - Patterned Sheep by Joan Stratton - 4 b&w patterned sheep with black faces and legs, roam the paddocks of dried summer grasses while a cheeky Australian Willie Wagtail bird is perched on the barbed wire fence. Value adding to farming produce can be a tricky business!

#Sheep #Animals #BarbedWire #BlackAndWhite #Farm #Art #Australian #Artforsale #Ayearforart #Buyintoart #Art #Paintingsbyjoan #JoanStratton

Extreme Value Adding - Patterned Sheep by Joan Stratton - Four black and white patterned sheep with black faces and legs, roam the paddocks of dried summer grasses while a cheeky Australian Willie Wagtail bird is perched on the barbed wire fence. Value adding to farming produce can be a tricky business but this farmer has bred wonderfully patterned sheep.

Hand-drawn painting / graphic illustration from scratch based on my sister's sheep which are a mixed breed of Suffolk and Merino plus the mischievous Australian Willie Wagtail which is the largest of the Australian fantails. Indigenous mythology is that the Willie Wagtail loiters just at the edge of the camp, close enough to listen in on secret conversations, that they later spread about just like their wings.
5 hours ago

#GutenMorgen Trötenland.
Erst klaut man mir die Beeren aus dem Müsli und dann verspottet man mich auch noch dafür. Der Tag fängt ja gut an.
Oberste Priorität: #Kaffee ☕ sichern.
Ich wünsche allen einen schönen Tag.
#Fotografie #Photography #Tiere #Animals #Birds #BirdsOfMastodon

Ein Tropen-Spottdrossel sitzt auf einem Pfahl aus Bambusrohr. Im Schnabel hält sie eine Beere.
Elliott 🏳‍🌈
9 hours ago

Few things are funnier to me than bedheaded whiskers on Raddy's face.
#RatsOfMastodon #PetRat #Animals

A pet rat on my leg. He just climbed out of my jacket, and his whiskers are all over the place. It's adorable.

Our sloth bear cubs are getting more confident and more adorable each day. 🐻🐻 To celebrate their birth and the Zoo's commitment to conservation, a longtime supporter has pledged to match $15,000 in donations for Kelce and Harper. Donate today!
∙ 𝙹𝚞𝚗 𝟼, 𝟸𝟶𝟸𝟹 𝟽:𝟹𝟶𝙿𝙼 ∙

#zoo #animals #phillyzoo

Azure Generated Description:
a couple of bears in a zoo exhibit (49.12% confidence)
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mammal (99.95% confidence)
outdoor (99.73% confidence)
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black bear (94.10% confidence)
terrestrial animal (93.98% confidence)
sun bear (92.26% confidence)
snout (90.90% confidence)
black (87.90% confidence)
rock (86.79% confidence)
zoo (86.29% confidence)
ground (77.28% confidence)
grass (74.60% confidence)
Meow Moe
10 hours ago

セラ社長とかくれんぼした結果…笑【シンガプーラ】 #animals #cat #pets #singapura #kitten #子猫

#neko #シンガプーラ

セラ社長とかくれんぼした結果…笑【シンガプーラ】 #animals #cat #pets #singapura #kitten #子猫
Munchbud Ink
11 hours ago

Glistenbubble Shonisaurus

Hope you like it! (^v^)

#prehistoric #dinosaur #fish #sea #monster #creature #animals #blue #art

Meow Moe
12 hours ago

子猫を緊急保護!炎天下の倉庫からレスキューする様子がこちら…【倉庫猫2・広島弁を喋る猫】/ Rescue a kitten in a storeroom

#animals #cat #kittens #neko #PLpJPboqK8ovD3XI0nWXYL9zifAvpkgif6 #おもしろ #くるくる #にこねこ【保護猫の保育園】 #ねこせん【こねこ保育園CaT24】 #ねこせんチャンネル #ぽてこゆこめ/もふちゃんねる。 #レスキュー #保護 #保護猫 #倉庫猫 #可愛い #子猫 #猫LOVE98 #癒し #野良猫 #鳴き声 #鹿児島 #귀엽다 #보호고양이 #🐈‍⬛保護猫の学園【ひだまり】

子猫を緊急保護!炎天下の倉庫からレスキューする様子がこちら…【倉庫猫2・広島弁を喋る猫】/ Rescue a kitten in a storeroom
12 hours ago

A seven-spotted ladybug (coccinella septempunctata)
is looking for aphids to feed on. Above left, you can see a male aphid, which unlike the females has wings.
iPhone 13 mini + homemade macro lens
My other macros in:

Una mariquita de siete puntos (coccinella septempunctata)
busca pulgones de los que alimentarse. Arriba a la izquierda, se puede ver un pulgón macho, que a diferencia de las hembras tiene alas.

Siebenfleckiger Marienkäfer (Coccinella septempunctata)
ist auf der Suche nach Blattläusen, um sich von ihnen zu ernähren. Oben links ist eine männliche Blattlaus zu sehen, die im Gegensatz zu den Weibchen Flügel hat.

#macro #macrophotography
#insects #animals #nature
#shotoniphone #iphone #iphone13
#ladybug #coccinella #coccinellaseptempunctata

A seven-spotted ladybug (coccinella septempunctata)
is looking for aphids
A seven-spotted ladybug (coccinella septempunctata)
is looking for aphids
LocalAreaKnitwork 🧶
13 hours ago

The whipped cream on their beaks 🤣

#chickens #birds #homestead #animals #farm

H A G E N 📷
13 hours ago

Noch ein Foto vom heutigen Besuch im Schmetterlingsgarten Sayn, wo ich ein Brautpaar fotografiert habe.

Dann aber langsam ab in Richtung Koje ...

#schmetterling #butterfly #sayn #tiere #fotografie #photography #animals #beauty

13 hours ago

Octopuses, crabs and lobsters to be recognised as sentient beings under UK law following LSE report findings

#animals #vegetarian

Zoo's CREW announced breakthrough findings that may eliminate need for spaying domestic cats. The groundbreaking study represents a milestone toward humanely reducing free-roaming cat populations & eliminating shelter euthanasia of healthy cats:
∙ 𝙹𝚞𝚗 𝟼, 𝟸𝟶𝟸𝟹 𝟺:𝟶𝟷𝙿𝙼 ∙

#zoo #animals #CincinnatiZoo

Azure Generated Description:
a couple of cats (43.68% confidence)
Azure Generated Tags:
animal (99.92% confidence)
mammal (99.89% confidence)
cat (99.79% confidence)
whiskers (97.99% confidence)
small to medium-sized cats (97.94% confidence)
felidae (96.92% confidence)
domestic cat (91.96% confidence)
indoor (88.71% confidence)
domestic short-haired cat (86.40% confidence)
tabby cat (85.89% confidence)
malayan cat (85.54% confidence)

If I had the time and expertise, I would do a "Mystery creature ID" web page. (Kind of like Snopes but without the creator drama and meanness.) I would have experts weigh in with identification opinions. My goal would be to stem the thousand stupid copycat headlines of "Scientists can't identify X" that get circulated. It makes people dumber.

Contrary to common belief, you are probably not seeing a mutant, alien, or new species. If anyone wants to get this going, I would help! #animals

John Earle
14 hours ago

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters EXPLOSIVE Interview Sets Record Straight - YouTube

#Roger_Waters #Pink_Floyd #Dark_Side of the Moon #Animals #The_Wall #Music #Concert #Wish_You Were Here #United_Kingdom #Germany #United_States

Birth watch has begun for Eastern bongo, Stevie. She is being monitored 24 hours a day for her upcoming birth. She is an experienced Mom as this will be her 3rd calf. Eastern bongos are critically endangered so every birth is important to the species' survival.
∙ 𝙹𝚞𝚗 𝟼, 𝟸𝟶𝟸𝟹 𝟹:𝟶𝟷𝙿𝙼 ∙

#zoo #animals #CincinnatiZoo

Azure Generated Description:
a brown and white animal (43.49% confidence)
Azure Generated Tags:
animal (100.00% confidence)
mammal (100.00% confidence)
antelope (99.73% confidence)
terrestrial animal (97.07% confidence)
wildlife (95.05% confidence)
horn (92.84% confidence)
outdoor (89.55% confidence)
ground (87.82% confidence)
bongo (86.72% confidence)
Flipboard Science Desk
16 hours ago

"Experts call it the holy grail of pet contraception: a single shot or pill that would permanently sterilize cats and dogs without the need for expensive and time-consuming spay/neuter surgery." 🐶🐱

Science Journal reports on a new gene therapy approach:

#Animals #Cats #Dogs #Science

Penelope is packing her bags and getting ready to move out! 🦛

Visit Penelope in the African Rainforest pavilion now through June 18 to say your farewells. We know she will be very missed 🦛
∙ 𝙹𝚞𝚗 𝟼, 𝟸𝟶𝟸𝟹 𝟷:𝟹𝟾𝙿𝙼 ∙

#zoo #animals #TheTorontoZoo

Azure Generated Description:
a large fish in a cage (30.10% confidence)
Azure Generated Tags:
animal (99.96% confidence)
mammal (99.82% confidence)
outdoor (97.56% confidence)
hippo (97.15% confidence)
ground (95.47% confidence)
hippopotamus (93.01% confidence)
zoo (58.39% confidence)
Azure Generated Description:
a large reptile in a cage (40.11% confidence)
Azure Generated Tags:
animal (99.69% confidence)
mammal (99.59% confidence)
hippo (98.10% confidence)
outdoor (97.59% confidence)
zoo (95.78% confidence)
hippopotamus (94.68% confidence)
terrestrial animal (89.71% confidence)
water (89.04% confidence)
ground (82.40% confidence)
elephant (77.54% confidence)
standing (58.73% confidence)
Meow Moe
16 hours ago
【シンガプーラ】ヘアーゴムで遊んでみた #animals #cat #pets #singapura #kitten #子猫 #jump

"Thousands of #homes and livelihoods have been swept away, along with countless domesticated and wild #animals. The #ecological trauma of such an inundation of water and silt has changed the landscape in an instant, wiping away islands and wetlands. It could take years if not decades for the fauna and flora to bounce back. #Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, called it the “largest man-made environmental disaster in #Europe in decades”.


17 hours ago
A small bird with a light gray back, white face and underparts, a black patch between its eyes, a short, black beak, and a peachy wash on its side beneath its wing stands on a thin branch in profile to the right with its head turned just slightly forward. The sun is shining on its face while its back end is in dappled shadows. Its light gray crest is sticking up, and its eye is wide in alertness. It is standing in a bare area, but other branches and leaves of the tree can be seen, blurred, behind and to the sides of the bird.

Open wide! Hippos can open their mouths an impressive 150 degrees!
∙ 𝙹𝚞𝚗 𝟼, 𝟸𝟶𝟸𝟹 𝟷𝟸:𝟷𝟺𝙿𝙼 ∙

#zoo #animals #CincinnatiZoo

Azure Generated Description:
a hippo in water with its mouth open (40.73% confidence)
Azure Generated Tags:
animal (99.72% confidence)
mammal (98.13% confidence)
hippo (97.68% confidence)
water (97.48% confidence)
outdoor (95.73% confidence)
hippopotamus (93.18% confidence)
lake (89.28% confidence)
marine mammal (88.36% confidence)
zoo (86.68% confidence)
swimming (86.23% confidence)
river (55.83% confidence)

New original available for sale, Snake is all dressed up and ready for business - as long as it is snake business

4x5, graphite and ink on thick watercolor paper, $20

#snake #business #illustration #originalart #drawing #artforsale #mastoart #artshop #reptile #suit #biology #nature #animals #yesyes

Drawing of a snake sort of wearing a business suit and saying, "hello would you like to do some snake business"
Drawing of a snake sort of wearing a business suit and saying, "hello would you like to do some snake business" showing size of drawing as four inches wide
Drawing of a snake sort of wearing a business suit and saying, "hello would you like to do some snake business"

Weighing up to 8,000 pounds, the hippo is the heaviest land animal after the elephant. Hippos spend the day living in water to keep cool, and at night they come ashore to feed on short, soft grasses when it's cooler outside.
∙ 𝙹𝚞𝚗 𝟼, 𝟸𝟶𝟸𝟹 𝟷𝟸:𝟶𝟹𝙿𝙼 ∙

#zoo #animals #CincinnatiZoo

Azure Generated Description:
a large hippo standing on a rock (34.32% confidence)
Azure Generated Tags:
animal (99.99% confidence)
mammal (99.95% confidence)
hippo (98.64% confidence)
outdoor (95.04% confidence)
hippopotamus (94.09% confidence)
ground (92.69% confidence)
terrestrial animal (92.00% confidence)
snout (91.36% confidence)
zoo (89.71% confidence)
rock (80.13% confidence)


With a long white tail, reddish brown legs, a bright yellow-orange face, and pale lavender eyelids, the “Queen of the #Primates”—the red-shanked douc langur—is a brilliant sight within the dense forest greens of their home.

#video #animals #monkeys #vietnam #endangered #forest #conservation


While many #animals enjoy rolling on their backs, #sheep do not. Large sheep, pregnant sheep, and sheep burdened with lots of wool are often top-heavy, making them vulnerable to toppling onto their flat backs. There, the ‘cast’ sheep is stuck like a tortoise, unable to flip back over. Luckily, it's very easy to help them.

#video #howto #helping #farms


#Toads nab their prey 5 times faster than the blink of an eye. How do they do it? They pop their lower jaw open, and launch their supersoft tongue at their meal, enveloping their prey. When their unique saliva hits prey at a high speed, it thins out dramatically, pouring into every nook and cranny the tongue touches. Then it becomes sticky again, drawing that meal down the hatch.”

#video #science #slowmotion #animals #amphibians #frogs #biology

19 hours ago


nowadays you're not only not allowed to kill #animals for #food, you can't even chop #trees to build chairs?

how about burning it? people have been using #fire for thousands of years for/to

- warmth
- cook
- generate light
- build tools
- entertainment
- repelling wild animals
- drive away insects

this bent over #victim mentallity really is destructive and #misanthropic.

The Zoo is proud to continue to protect this species alongside our partners @amld_oficial and @SaveTheGLT 🧡
∙ 𝙹𝚞𝚗 𝟻, 𝟸𝟶𝟸𝟹 𝟺:𝟺𝟸𝙿𝙼 ∙

in reply to:

#zoo #animals #phillyzoo

This #WorldEnvironmentDay, we're highlighting how habitat restoration is key to protecting wildlife around the world. 🌎 North of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, wildlife bridges inspired by our Zoo360 trails are being constructed to connect golden lion tamarin habitats.
∙ 𝙹𝚞𝚗 𝟻, 𝟸𝟶𝟸𝟹 𝟺:𝟺𝟸𝙿𝙼 ∙

#zoo #animals #phillyzoo

Azure Generated Description:
a cat and a dog in a building (36.86% confidence)
Azure Generated Tags:
building (97.02% confidence)
indoor (78.76% confidence)

Today marks #WorldCaribouDay 🦌

Your Toronto Zoo continues its efforts in bridging the gap between caribou recovery initiatives and conservation breeding.

Join us for Facebook Live today at 1:00pm and find out about how we're doubling our efforts: 🦌
∙ 𝙹𝚞𝚗 𝟼, 𝟸𝟶𝟸𝟹 𝟿:𝟷𝟻𝙰𝙼 ∙

#zoo #animals #TheTorontoZoo

Azure Generated Description:
a goat standing in a field (42.97% confidence)
Azure Generated Tags:
animal (100.00% confidence)
mammal (99.97% confidence)
outdoor (99.90% confidence)
grass (99.88% confidence)
horn (94.13% confidence)
terrestrial animal (93.77% confidence)
wildlife (93.13% confidence)
plant (92.08% confidence)
field (91.48% confidence)
standing (90.30% confidence)
livestock (87.38% confidence)
antler (86.82% confidence)
deer (85.64% confidence)
snout (84.13% confidence)
grassy (67.65% confidence)
pasture (52.79% confidence)
Azure Generated Description:
a kangaroo eating grass (43.56% confidence)
Azure Generated Tags:
animal (99.97% confidence)
mammal (99.87% confidence)
outdoor (99.85% confidence)
grass (99.27% confidence)
tree (96.85% confidence)
wildlife (96.82% confidence)
terrestrial animal (96.48% confidence)
pasture (91.38% confidence)
plant (90.55% confidence)
field (90.15% confidence)
standing (85.71% confidence)
sky (85.13% confidence)
grazing (70.70% confidence)
deer (58.93% confidence)
Azure Generated Description:
a person wearing gloves and a white lab coat using a microscope (36.87% confidence)
Azure Generated Tags:
medical glove (92.29% confidence)
laboratory equipment (91.61% confidence)
medical equipment (91.08% confidence)
chemistry (91.06% confidence)
laboratory (90.81% confidence)
biologist (87.44% confidence)
scientist (87.22% confidence)
researcher (87.00% confidence)
healthcare (86.58% confidence)
scientific instrument (86.02% confidence)
chemical engineer (85.87% confidence)
medical technologist (85.77% confidence)
indoor (84.58% confidence)
research institute (84.39% confidence)
person (84.17% confidence)

Kijani the grey crowned crane! The crane’s long legs and neck and excellent vision help it spot predators among the tall grasses.
∙ 𝙹𝚞𝚗 𝟼, 𝟸𝟶𝟸𝟹 𝟿:𝟶𝟷𝙰𝙼 ∙

#zoo #animals #CincinnatiZoo

Azure Generated Description:
a bird with a long neck (48.59% confidence)
Azure Generated Tags:
bird (99.99% confidence)
animal (99.99% confidence)
aquatic bird (99.24% confidence)
outdoor (99.17% confidence)
gruidae (98.60% confidence)
feather (96.98% confidence)
beak (96.44% confidence)
grass (93.56% confidence)
crane (89.78% confidence)
crane-like bird (84.35% confidence)
standing (67.27% confidence)
wildlife (65.69% confidence)
Atlas Obcsura
20 hours ago

Maryland's Rare Seabirds Get a Life Raft and Babysitters

Scientists don bike helmets and dodge bird poop to care for a colony of endangered common terns.
Maryland's Rare Seabirds Get a Life Raft and Babysitters

Mr. Tengu 👺
21 hours ago
Tina LeCour
21 hours ago

Guess I"m on a chipmunk kick, some people love them some people hate them but they sure are cute!! Hope you enjoy this one called "The Little Pie Makers"
Can Be Purchased Here..

#animals #cute #fun #kitchen #restaurant #artwork #artist #arte #art #fediart #fedigiftshop #creativetoots #mastoart #wallart #artbooster #buyintoart #ayearforart #artmatters #cooking

This is a painting of a pair of adorable chipmunks wearing chef hats cooking up a daisy flower pie
Daniel Williams
21 hours ago

Rabbit knew if he stole one more carrot, he’d go from critter to varmint.
#animals #humor #drawing

Atlas Obcsura
21 hours ago
We visit southern Benin to learn more about one of the world's most misunderstood spiritual systems.
Podcast: Temple of Pythons
Elliott 🏳‍🌈
1 day ago

Raddy...EXTREME closeup.
#RatsOfMastodon #PetRat #Animals

Extreme closeup of a super cute, grayish pet rat's face. 🐇
1 day ago

This bunny has been seen 28 times.

1671585 total bunnies served.

#bot #bunny #bnuy #rabbit #animals

2 days ago

"Breeding threatened mammals in fenced, predator-free areas is a common conservation strategy in Australia. The method is designed to protect vulnerable species and breed animals for release into the wild.

But our research – involving a cute, digging mammal known as a woylie – suggests the strategy may put animals at a distinct disadvantage once they’re fending for themselves.

We found animals bred in fenced conservation areas, known as “havens”, lost traits they need to detect and escape predators. It’s likely this made them less able to survive in the wild." #science #conservation #Australia #CaptiveBreeding #animals #nature #endangered #AnimalBehaviour #rewilding #woylies #bettongs #mammals #marsupials

'Too small and carefree': endangered animals released into the wild may lack the match-fitness to evade predators

Close-up photo of a woylie, a small Australian gerbil-like marsupial, being held by a person's hands. The woylie is part inside a bag - possibly about to released back into the wild.  Woylies help improve soil health through prolific digging. Photo: Aiden Holmes
Fon Denton
2 days ago

It's #MustangMonday and here is another photo of Clorox, a north Onaqui band stallion. I spent a lot of time with Clorox and his family on my last trip. He is such a fantastic subject! He is a strong, kind leader for his family.

Find Prints:

#WildHorses #WildHorse #Wild #Wildlife #Nature #Horse #Horses #AYearForArt #Stallion #HorsePhotography #Mustangs #Equine #Onaqui #Utah #Animals #Nature #Art #Photography #BuyIntoArt #PhotographyIsArt #IStandWithWildHorses

A wild roan pinto stallion walks past on his way to a waterhole in the distance. by Fon Denton 🐇
2 days ago

This bunny has been seen 34 times.

1671457 total bunnies served.

#bot #bunny #bnuy #rabbit #animals 🐇
2 days ago

This bunny has been seen 25 times.

1671453 total bunnies served.

#bot #bunny #bnuy #rabbit #animals

Elliott 🏳‍🌈
2 days ago

Raddy in his new favorite spot...with a light coming from his head. He is growing up amazing. :blobrat: :blobratheart:
#RatsOfMastodon #PetRat #Animals

Side eye from a pet rat. Behind him is a lamp, but his head is blocking looks like the light is coming from the top of his head.
2 days ago

The Morica planata beetle feeds on the remains of granivorous ant nests and can be found in southern Spain and Morocco.
iPhone 13 mini + macro lens
My other macros in:

El escarabajo Morica planata se alimenta de los restos de los hormigueros de hormigas granívoras y se puede encontrar en el sur de España y Marruecos.

Der Morica planata-Käfer ernährt sich von den Überresten körnerfressender Ameisennester und ist in Südspanien und Marokko zu finden.

#macro #macrolens #macrophotography
#insects #animals #nature
#shotoniphone #iphone13
#beetle #MoricaPlanata

morica planata beetle
morica planata beetle 🐇
3 days ago

This bunny has been seen 17 times.

1671364 total bunnies served.

#bot #bunny #bnuy #rabbit #animals

Peggy Collins
3 days ago

I'm sharing this photo I took of two black bears playing for #SilentSunday because that's what I was when I came across them while hiking...I kept perfectly silent and still as they wrestled like I wasn't even there. I'm still not sure if they even saw me. Eventually they curled up for a nap behind a bush.

Photo is here -

#bear #wildlife #WildlifePhotography #NatureLover #animals #AYearForArt #MastodonArt #FediGiftShop #MastoArt #FediArt #BuyIntoArt #PeggyCollins

Photograph of two adult black bears playing in a field surrounded by oceanspray bushes bordering the forest, by photographer Peggy Collins. Photographed on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada.
Nicolas Hoizey
3 days ago

“Blue-and-yellow macaw”

The blue-and-yellow macaw (Ara ararauna), also known as the blue-and-gold macaw, is a large South American parrot with a mostly blue dorsum, light yellow/orange venter, and gradient hues of green on top of its head. It…


📅 17 August 2021

📸 Fujifilm X-T3 + Fujinon XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR + Fujinon XF 1.4× TC WR
🎞️ ISO 800, ƒ/8, 1/125s

#Animals #Birds #Photography #PhotoOfTheDay #DailyPhoto #MastoArt

Blue-and-yellow macaw
Elliott 🏳‍🌈
3 days ago

Raddy...I love this picture. :blobrat: ❤️
#RatsOfMastodon #PetRat #Animals #Raturday

A pet rat on top of his "room" (his enclosure) looking very cute into the camera. Adorable.
Elliott 🏳‍🌈
4 days ago

Raddy picture...this is his WUT face. He wears it a lot...haha ❤️ :blobrat: :blobratheart:
#RatsOfMastodon #PetRat #Animals

A pet rat coming from under his shirt/blanket, looking like he wants to know what the hell, man?
5 days ago

Happy #followfriday and #Newstodon Friday #fediverse! We're Chron, Houston's source for culture and commentary.

Here's a few of our favorite stories from this week:

🐘 First up, did you know elephants at the Houston zoo take daily yoga classes? Read more here:

#introduction #news #journalists #journalism #sports #culture #animals

Tess the elephant, who will be 40 in July, does a handstand as part of her daily exercises at the Houston Zoo.
Dezene Huber 🌻
5 days ago

Welcome, new followers!

I am an #ecologist mainly working with #insects, although I've published on #archaea, #bacteria, #fungi, #plants, and (of course) #animals. Work in my lab and with collaborators ranges from #genomes to #organisms to landscapes and ecosystems.

I'm a #professor in the #Faculty of #Environment at the #University of #Northern #British #Columbia in beautiful Prince George, BC:

I'm particularly concerned about #biodiversity and #climate change.


Peggy Collins
5 days ago

A friend of mine once told me that every morning she'd find that something had taken a single bite out of many of the tomatoes in her garden. She finally discovered who the guilty culprit was a fox. How foxy!

Artwork is here -

#fox #animals #animalart #wildlife #nature #color #colorful #AYearForArt #MastodonArt #FediGiftShop #MastoArt #FediArt #BuyIntoArt #PeggyCollins

Colorful intricate artwork of a fox in profile against a black background, by artist Peggy Collins.
Nicolas Hoizey
5 days ago

“African fish eagle”

The African fish eagle is a large species of eagle found throughout sub-Saharan Africa wherever large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply occur.

This is a generalist species, requiring only open water…


📅 28 February 2019

📸 Fujifilm X-T3 + Fujinon XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR + Fujinon XF 2.0× TC WR
🎞️ ISO 320, ƒ/11, 1/500s

#Animals #Birds #Photography #PhotoOfTheDay #DailyPhoto #MastoArt

African fish eagle

I guess it is time to update the #introduction.

Hi, I am Imdat Celeste. Nice to meet you all.

I am a veteran software engineer who works as a freelancer from their home.
I *love* modernizing ancient software by carefully, slowly rewriting while it is still operating - without disruptions.

Currently I have two wonderful, awesome, really amazing clients between whom I split my time roughly about 50:50.

For the first one, I am the "Primus inter pares" in a team rewriting a 20-yo C++ & JS-based system in modern nodeJS + Typescript. My main job there is not to write code (it seems), but review PRs, review code, give coding guidelines, merge PRs, and make sure everything my team needs is there: test servers, development server, on-premise Gitlab, on-premise Mattermost, a good/respectful/lovely atmosphere, a lot of fun, and what else we need to deliver an awesome product. The team is amazing, the atmosphere is full of respect and love; I will stay with this team as long as I can.

For the second client, I am rewriting a 15+ year old system (Java, Java/Swift/Vue1.x-FE; rpc-like crap-API) using go(BE), gRPC (API) and dart/flutter (FE).
Here I am the core developer for the new client and the new back-end. The back-end is, for now, a proxy/a wrapper around the existing one. Behind that wrapper, two wonderful co-workers are modernizing & optimizing the Java-BE. This team here is equally as lovely as one can ever hope for; and yes, I will stay with this team as long as I can as well.

Oh, and BTW: people in both teams are nearly 100% remote.

I am married to a wonderful, an absolutely amazing person who is so full of love that she sometimes struggles with the universe (or with humanity). And I am a proud father (yes, "father"*) of a woman with a brilliant Beautiful Mind and a heart as big as the universe (who also happens to have Mastery of Words™️).

I love learning new things from complete strangers. The stranger the new knowledge the more fascinating it is for me.

I have a #FragMyBrain (autistic, ocd, nd) so be ready for detailed explanations, where each word is carefully chosen & positioned in the sentence, but still some missing - when you ask me something.

I quickly fall in love with brilliant people with language mastery skills - Mastery of Words™️.

You can always shitpost with me & talk garbage - as long as it is done intelligently, with wit & humor, and respect.

The fastest way to land on my block list is not to make a mistake, but to repeatedly make the same stupid mistake again and again and insist on it being right or being racists, queer-/transphobic, ableist, disrespectful, white supremecist, etc., etc. - you know what I mean. There is always enough space in the "Dungeon of Blocked Accounts".

I will post about anything that my #ActuallyAutistic brain will come up with: politics (CW'ed), #Trans topics, #Musings, #Computers, #Flutter, #Languages, #GoodMorningAgatha, #Cats, #CatsOfMastodon, #Dogs, #Animals in general, #Beauty, #Love, #TransJoy, #TransPride, ... you see: there is no limit!

I will add CW and mark as sensitive whenever I think so. If I forget once, please inform me and I'll correct it as fast as I can. I don't discuss whether something needs CW/sensitive marker or not, I just accept it.

I wear my feelings on my skin, i.e. what you read and see is who I really am, there is no IRL Imdat Celeste and a different, Fediverse Imdat Celeste: you will see a lot of 🫂,💜,😍,🥰,🥹,😳... and more. If you feel it is intruding, please let me know.

I come over differently, but I am also insecure: so, I will add a lot of emojis - just to be sure.

Also, please don't expect a "normal person" here: I am completely, utterly, hopelessly an un-normal person.

Lastly, my posts may start with one specific topic but during the text itself it may just become something completely different - "Train of Thought".

Again, nice to meet you - I am always looking for more new friends...
*: I am a trans non-binary person. When I came out to her, my daughter asked me how she should call me from then on and since it is an honor to be her father, that, yeah, I am and will always be that. 🐇
5 days ago

This bunny has been seen 22 times.

1670939 total bunnies served.

#bot #bunny #bnuy #rabbit #animals

Karen Yin :verified:
5 days ago

Happy birthday, #WholeWhale! I can't believe my debut picture book is already 2 years old.

Art by Nelleke Verhoeff, published by Barefoot Books. Available everywhere books are sold.

#Book #PictureBook #STEMforKids #Animals #KidLit #WritersCommunity

Inside spread of a picture book. Shows a rainbow that spans both pages. Animals are all around, like a shark, sheep, skunk, hippo, moose, elephant, ostrich, octopus, and a cat. The vibe is fun and frolicky! Text reads: "There's room for more—a beak, a scale— / But can we fit a whole blue whale?"
Wasabi the Black Cat 😼
6 days ago

This will be one of the last photos of me and one of my best humans.

He's a good guy. Opinionated, short temper, annoying sometimes, too much of a geek, but he loved me very much and he cares a lot about animals. #cats #blackcat #love #animals #colorado

Close up photo of a man with his black cat. Very snuggled together.
6 days ago
A medium-sized bird with a black-and-white barred back, buff-colored belly, throat, and head, and a bright red cap and nape sits, crouched on a thin branch, facing the right. His tail feathers are curled in towards his belly, and he looks alert for anything that might be out of place. Surrounding him are more thin branches, covered in dark red and green leaves that have created a lopsided frame for the bird. The background is a mix of dark and light greens.
Nicolas Hoizey
6 days ago

“Toucan toco”


📅 11 May 2008

📸 Canon EOS 350D + EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
🎞️ ISO 400, ƒ/5.6, 1/50s

#Animals #Birds #Photography #PhotoOfTheDay #DailyPhoto #MastoArt

Toucan toco
6 days ago

Mimicking the lighting and tonal contrasts of black-and-white photography, Juliet Schrekinger fuses the anatomically accurate with the otherworldly. #art #illustration #animals

Several rabbits rest on each others' backs in the sky above a tree and landscape
6 days ago

#art #mastoart #illustration #watercolor #color #kleineKunstklasse #animals #insects #bug
I now find such torsos of rose beetles in my garden. I have observed that the sparrows try to crack them. This does not always seem to be crowned with immediate success. That's why the birds leave them as they are for the time being and continue to work on them after a while. The bugs are beautiful. That's why I tried to capture their metallic sheen in a painterly way. Original on the right side:

Torso of a green iridescent rose beetle that lacks its head and legs.  To the right of the watercolor the original beetle.
Elliott 🏳‍🌈
6 days ago

I put one of Fletcher rattie's old shirt/blankets over Raddy's he likes to sit up there and survey the area. #RatsOfMastodon #PetRat #Animals

A pet rat as seen from above. He has tan stripe down his back. He is sitting atop his enclosure, looking around. His fur is kind of messy from getting hugs.