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magicalnaturetour:

Beluga Whales ~ Each year in July, hundreds of beluga whales congregate to mate and give birth in the mouth of the Cunningham River in Canada. During high tide, they swim upstream with their backs barely covered by the shallow water and their stomachs rub the small rocks of the riverbed.
"Flying in a Twin Otter aircraft with the door off, I was able to achieve a clear shot of this natural wonder. It was one of the highlights of my career as a professional photographer," stated Norbert Rosing.

magicalnaturetour:

Beluga Whales ~ Each year in July, hundreds of beluga whales congregate to mate and give birth in the mouth of the Cunningham River in Canada. During high tide, they swim upstream with their backs barely covered by the shallow water and their stomachs rub the small rocks of the riverbed.

"Flying in a Twin Otter aircraft with the door off, I was able to achieve a clear shot of this natural wonder. It was one of the highlights of my career as a professional photographer," stated Norbert Rosing.

(via highheelsandcigarettes)

conflictingheart:

moses, a seven month old elephant orphaned by poachers, was brought to malawi’s jumbo foundation in vwazi wildlife reserve after he was found alone and starving. there, he was raised by his adopted human mother, jenny webb, who slept by his side every night.

"elephants are extremely sensitive,’ said webb. ‘it amazed me. we think of elephants as big, strong creatures but they are very emotional. moses picks up on my feelings. if i am sad, he is nurturing. if i am angry, he quickly gets upset.

elephants need to live as part of a herd, but other animals can make a good substitute. "the dogs are like his herd,’ jenny notes. “he socializes with the dogs in the day and likes going for walks with them. but at night, he herds the dogs outside. he doesn’t like to sleep with the dogs. he likes to sleep with the cats, and me."

suffering from colic and diarrhea, moses was only given a 20% chance of survival when first brought to the foundation. he would ultimately be unable to recover from his illnesses, dying in jenny’s ams several months after his rescue. photos by denis farrell

(Nooooooo!)

(Source: awkwardsituationist)

nevver:

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Supermoon! (this weekend)

xplanes:

“The Intercity Vertical-Lift Aircraft design from the Hawker Siddeley company was an attempt to bring vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) to commercial aircraft, to allow airlines to put airports amongst densely-populated cities, open up more direct travel for passengers and to cut down on the amount of space required for airport runways.

A number of designs were drawn up over the 1960s, looking very similar to our passenger planes today; however featuring rows of lift fans on either side of the body of the plane.

The project was eventually dropped after it was decided that together with the cost of fuel required to fly the aircraft and the extra load from the frames housing the lift fans, combined with the weight of passengers, could lead to instability in flight…” (via)

xplanes:

“In 1964 the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) designed a hypersonic aircraft capable of flight at five times the speed of sound, nicknamed MUSTARD (Multi-Unit Space Transport And Recovery Device).

The project would have created the world’s first reusable ‘space plane’, with the cost of development having been estimated as ‘20 to 30 times cheaper’ than that incurred by the expendable rocket systems in use that eventually put man on the moon in 1969.

The aircraft was formed of three separate crewed, delta-winged sections that are launched as a single unit. Two of those would act as boosters and launch the third into space, and then separate before returning to earth like normal aircraft — followed by the third, once its intended mission was complete.” (via)

nevver:

Walk this way, Eka Sharashidze

magicalnaturetour:

Beluga Whales ~ Each year in July, hundreds of beluga whales congregate to mate and give birth in the mouth of the Cunningham River in Canada. During high tide, they swim upstream with their backs barely covered by the shallow water and their stomachs rub the small rocks of the riverbed.
"Flying in a Twin Otter aircraft with the door off, I was able to achieve a clear shot of this natural wonder. It was one of the highlights of my career as a professional photographer," stated Norbert Rosing.

magicalnaturetour:

Beluga Whales ~ Each year in July, hundreds of beluga whales congregate to mate and give birth in the mouth of the Cunningham River in Canada. During high tide, they swim upstream with their backs barely covered by the shallow water and their stomachs rub the small rocks of the riverbed.

"Flying in a Twin Otter aircraft with the door off, I was able to achieve a clear shot of this natural wonder. It was one of the highlights of my career as a professional photographer," stated Norbert Rosing.

(via highheelsandcigarettes)

conflictingheart:

moses, a seven month old elephant orphaned by poachers, was brought to malawi’s jumbo foundation in vwazi wildlife reserve after he was found alone and starving. there, he was raised by his adopted human mother, jenny webb, who slept by his side every night.

"elephants are extremely sensitive,’ said webb. ‘it amazed me. we think of elephants as big, strong creatures but they are very emotional. moses picks up on my feelings. if i am sad, he is nurturing. if i am angry, he quickly gets upset.

elephants need to live as part of a herd, but other animals can make a good substitute. "the dogs are like his herd,’ jenny notes. “he socializes with the dogs in the day and likes going for walks with them. but at night, he herds the dogs outside. he doesn’t like to sleep with the dogs. he likes to sleep with the cats, and me."

suffering from colic and diarrhea, moses was only given a 20% chance of survival when first brought to the foundation. he would ultimately be unable to recover from his illnesses, dying in jenny’s ams several months after his rescue. photos by denis farrell

(Nooooooo!)

(Source: awkwardsituationist)

nevver:

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Supermoon! (this weekend)

xplanes:

“The Intercity Vertical-Lift Aircraft design from the Hawker Siddeley company was an attempt to bring vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) to commercial aircraft, to allow airlines to put airports amongst densely-populated cities, open up more direct travel for passengers and to cut down on the amount of space required for airport runways.

A number of designs were drawn up over the 1960s, looking very similar to our passenger planes today; however featuring rows of lift fans on either side of the body of the plane.

The project was eventually dropped after it was decided that together with the cost of fuel required to fly the aircraft and the extra load from the frames housing the lift fans, combined with the weight of passengers, could lead to instability in flight…” (via)

xplanes:

“In 1964 the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) designed a hypersonic aircraft capable of flight at five times the speed of sound, nicknamed MUSTARD (Multi-Unit Space Transport And Recovery Device).

The project would have created the world’s first reusable ‘space plane’, with the cost of development having been estimated as ‘20 to 30 times cheaper’ than that incurred by the expendable rocket systems in use that eventually put man on the moon in 1969.

The aircraft was formed of three separate crewed, delta-winged sections that are launched as a single unit. Two of those would act as boosters and launch the third into space, and then separate before returning to earth like normal aircraft — followed by the third, once its intended mission was complete.” (via)

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