Meet the crabeater seal (Lobodon carcinophaga). It’s a charming specialized predator that lives on the coasts of Antarctica. It feeds almost exclusively on krill (90% of their diet) and sometimes cephalopods and antarctic fish.
Technique: The seal gobbles mouthfuls of krill and water drains through the spaces created by its teeth.
Crabeaters have little food competition, but as pups they are heavily preyed upon by leopard seals.
If you love the crabeater mug go here for a short story told by the person who photographed it.
Top two photos from The Brain Scoop. If you love natural history, museums, and taxidermy, follow them!
::embraces cliches so tight they squeak::
Reindeer shedding the velvet from his antlers
Specifically, a fucking beautiful Japanese mountain leech.
I would move to Japan JUST to be able to go hiking and come back with these and keep them in a terrarium and breed them and nurture them.
take a look at this snout
you replogged this so many times and i never watched and. watch this video
I’ve been seeing a lot of Scooby Doo on my dash lately. My friend discovered what he describes as “Shaggy eviscerating an ape”
the kind where the left foot turns into the right foot
whats hilarious to me is that the animator paid so much attention to things that dont matter (where the ape particles are going, ect) and so little attention to things that do (the head and arms and platform of the ape float themselves offscreen? shaggy is moving like hes underwater?? THE APE DISINTEGRATES LIKE WET PAPIER MACHE??)
if you spell skeletons backwards it still spells skeletons
Man I can’t wait for Halloween to see some snoteleks