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13 foot tall deinotherium wandering through the shop.  #bluerhinostudio #deinotherium #sculpture #wip #wildlifeart #wildlifesculpture #bigsculpture #megafauna #svp #naturalhistory
Days like today remind me how lucky I am to do what I love every day, start of a prehistoric sleeve, I can't wait to do more!! Thanks Kyle always a pleasure man!
Days like today remind me how lucky I am to do what I love every day, start of a prehistoric sleeve, I can't wait to do more!! Thanks Kyle always a pleasure man!
Partying hard with the pen and ink on a Friday night! 
I'm very bloody lucky this year to really give it a go as an artist- however, even calling myself that (an artist)  I find really difficult, as my education as such ended at college, after listening too much to the opinion of a heavy handed teacher (you know the type, the sketch book rippers). Therefore I didn't spend my university years and beyond honing my craft and so now I feel like I'm back at school and spending as much time as I can experimenting, practicing and hopefully getting better at my work!! It may come to nothing; I'm probably just dreaming, but I'm going to try my ruddy hardest in the meantime to make something of my work. It's sometime frustrating and I'm not sure how much progress I've made but I'm not going to die wondering about it that's for sure!!! Thank you to everyone who's supported me while I give this a crack- whether buying my work or egging me on!! Ta very,  VERY much! Ramble over. Now I'm gonna drink the cider featured in the above image :-) .
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#artistsoninstagram #art #artists #wip #dreamjob #workingonit #penandink #ink #goshawk #illustrated #illustration #ilovenature #naturalhistory #Friday #fridaynight #workinglate #selfemployed #artistlife #artistic #artistlifestyle #botanical #botanicalart
Partying hard with the pen and ink on a Friday night! I'm very bloody lucky this year to really give it a go as an artist- however, even calling myself that (an artist) I find really difficult, as my education as such ended at college, after listening too much to the opinion of a heavy handed teacher (you know the type, the sketch book rippers). Therefore I didn't spend my university years and beyond honing my craft and so now I feel like I'm back at school and spending as much time as I can experimenting, practicing and hopefully getting better at my work!! It may come to nothing; I'm probably just dreaming, but I'm going to try my ruddy hardest in the meantime to make something of my work. It's sometime frustrating and I'm not sure how much progress I've made but I'm not going to die wondering about it that's for sure!!! Thank you to everyone who's supported me while I give this a crack- whether buying my work or egging me on!! Ta very, VERY much! Ramble over. Now I'm gonna drink the cider featured in the above image :-) . . . . . #artistsoninstagram  #art  #artists  #wip  #dreamjob  #workingonit  #penandink  #ink  #goshawk  #illustrated  #illustration  #ilovenature  #naturalhistory  #Friday  #fridaynight  #workinglate  #selfemployed  #artistlife  #artistic  #artistlifestyle  #botanical  #botanicalart 
"What are we made of" | Museu de História Natural de Londres #naturalhistory #isaemviagem #viajar #viagens #travellers #travel #museus #museums #london
Drummers perform during Gerard Grisey's Le Noir D'Etoile as part of Make Music Day New York yesterday. @thenammshow @nammfoundation @makemusicday @makemusicny #makemusic #music  #naturalhistory #drums #performing @museumofnaturalhistory
Drummers perform during Gerard Grisey's Le Noir D'Etoile as part of Make Music Day New York yesterday. @thenammshow @nammfoundation @makemusicday @makemusicny #makemusic  #music  #naturalhistory  #drums  #performing  @museumofnaturalhistory
#BHLDailySciArt: Raccoon Butterflyfish (Chaetodon lunula) for #FishyFriday! #SciArt by Jean Charles Werner. Georges Cuvier and M. Valenciennes, Histoire Naturelle des Poissons (1828-49). Contributed for digitization by Ernst Mayr Library, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University to #BiodiversityHeritageLibrary. http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/7220887
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#RaccoonButterflyfish #Butterflyfish #Fish #Ichthyology #BHLib #Biodiversity #NaturalHistory #Biology #ScientificIllustration #ScientificArt #OpenAccess #LibrariesofInstagram #Libraries #SciArtFix
#BHLDailySciArt : Raccoon Butterflyfish (Chaetodon lunula) for #FishyFriday ! #SciArt  by Jean Charles Werner. Georges Cuvier and M. Valenciennes, Histoire Naturelle des Poissons (1828-49). Contributed for digitization by Ernst Mayr Library, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University to #BiodiversityHeritageLibrary . http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/7220887 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #RaccoonButterflyfish  #Butterflyfish  #Fish  #Ichthyology  #BHLib  #Biodiversity  #NaturalHistory  #Biology  #ScientificIllustration  #ScientificArt  #OpenAccess  #LibrariesofInstagram  #Libraries  #SciArtFix 
Very hungry caterpillar! I can't believe how quickly he ate this leaf! He and his brothers are growing so fast. Now I can see why!
#swallowtailcaterpillar #bigeater #summerbreak #gardendiscovery #naturestudy #naturalhistory #charlottemason #homeschool #homeschoolers #whathomeschoollookslike
This #fossilfriday : With the word coquina we define organogenic rocks composed almost, or entirely, of shells and /or corals.
This word derives from the Spanish word fot "cockle". It can vary in hardness: from poorly to moderated cemented.
 Since roman times it was used for luxurious floors and columns.

#fossil #fossils #fossilshell #fossilshells #coquina #lumachella #shell #shells #paleoecology #paleontology #biology #science #nature #naturalhistory #naturalscience
This #fossilfriday  : With the word coquina we define organogenic rocks composed almost, or entirely, of shells and /or corals. This word derives from the Spanish word fot "cockle". It can vary in hardness: from poorly to moderated cemented. Since roman times it was used for luxurious floors and columns. #fossil  #fossils  #fossilshell  #fossilshells  #coquina  #lumachella  #shell  #shells  #paleoecology  #paleontology  #biology  #science  #nature  #naturalhistory  #naturalscience 
An essay on the management of bees. John Mills. 1766 first edition. Printed for J Johnson and B Davenport. London. British bee books reference 116. Engraved frontispiece. 1 fold out engraved plate. Now on our ebay store milesofrarebooks. #bees #honey #manukahoney #bumblebee #beehive #healthyeating #healthy #naturalhistory #firsteditions #firstedition #antiquarianbooks #books #reading #antiquarian #books #bookshop #bookstagram
Ostensibly another #bumblebee in the #hostas vid, but also wanted to capture the sound of a young #redtailedhawk that has been calling loudly all day... :)
Ostensibly another #bumblebee  in the #hostas  vid, but also wanted to capture the sound of a young #redtailedhawk  that has been calling loudly all day... :)
"But I love the bones of you that I will never escape" - Elbow

#skeleton #elephant #conservation #history #giant #zoology #bone #Elbow #naturalhistory #deadzoo
Total darkness #enroute. A very unusual bronze peacock arriving in just over a week! Message for details. || #surbiton #london #kingston #antique #antiques #vintage #taxidermy #peacock #nature #naturalhistory #home #interior #interiors #interiordesign #interiorstyling #interiordesigner #interiordesigners
Want a true #Chicago souvenir? Get a #moldarama! It's the #original3dprinter & it makes it in just seconds! So many great memories of visiting the #museums & #zoos in Chicago that include getting my own Mold-A-Rama! Today we printed a #triceratops. Thank you @fieldmuseum for another great memory & for #freeadmission day for #illinoisresidents! #fieldmuseum #museumday #dinosaurmuseum #naturalhistory #dinosaurs #chicagohistory #chicagovintage #chicagomemories #nostalgia #museums #memories #chicagogram #chicagoland #touristforaday #fieldtrip
Want a true #Chicago  souvenir? Get a #moldarama ! It's the #original3dprinter  & it makes it in just seconds! So many great memories of visiting the #museums  & #zoos  in Chicago that include getting my own Mold-A-Rama! Today we printed a #triceratops . Thank you @fieldmuseum for another great memory & for #freeadmission  day for #illinoisresidents ! #fieldmuseum  #museumday  #dinosaurmuseum  #naturalhistory  #dinosaurs  #chicagohistory  #chicagovintage  #chicagomemories  #nostalgia  #museums  #memories  #chicagogram  #chicagoland  #touristforaday  #fieldtrip 
‪It's #freeadmission day for #illinoisresidents at the @fieldmuseum! You know what that means...#funfactfriday! | Did you know the skull of Sue, the T-Rex, is over 600 lbs! Her skull is so heavy that it cannot be mounted with the rest of her skeleton!  #FreethingstodoinChicago #imc462 ‬#naturalhistorymuseum #naturalhistory #chicagomuseum #dinosaur #tyrannosaurusrex #funfact #museumday #dinosaurmuseum #fieldmuseum
There's a new paleontology-themed show in town and the teaser shows loads and loads of artworks from our artists! Go follow @eonsshow to find out more!

252MYA creates custom-made artwork for private collections and editorial, scientific, or educational project.

#pterosaur #dinosaur #reptile #animal #mesozoic #science #nature #sciart #scientificillustration #art #illustration #paleontology #history #prehistory #naturalhistory
TWO FOR JOY 💙🖤 One of my new lil prints is making its way to Illinois! 🇺🇸
I try not to be superstitious but hoping this little success is a good omen ✨✨
(Link in bio) @annielesanto.art
TWO FOR JOY 💙🖤 One of my new lil prints is making its way to Illinois! 🇺🇸 I try not to be superstitious but hoping this little success is a good omen ✨✨ (Link in bio) @annielesanto.art
Found this in a charity shop today! 🐸📚 #books #nature #naturalhistory #davidattenborough #legend
Basseiarges was only discovered relatively recently, hailing only from certain Devonain layers of Jorf, Morocco. This peculiar trilobite exhibits a relatively 'lumpy' exoskeleton, with six distinct pygidial spines and two robust genal spines. Although smaller in size than Akantharges, this rare lichiid may have hid itself under a thin layer of sediment for camouflage when it was alive.
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#fossils #rocks #paleontology #geology #paleobiology #biology #science #lifescience #marinebiology #arthropod #critter #bug #trilobite #basseiarges #lichida #spiny #rare #ancientlife #extinct #prehistoric #naturalhistory #prehistory #collection #devonian
Basseiarges was only discovered relatively recently, hailing only from certain Devonain layers of Jorf, Morocco. This peculiar trilobite exhibits a relatively 'lumpy' exoskeleton, with six distinct pygidial spines and two robust genal spines. Although smaller in size than Akantharges, this rare lichiid may have hid itself under a thin layer of sediment for camouflage when it was alive. • • • #fossils  #rocks  #paleontology  #geology  #paleobiology  #biology  #science  #lifescience  #marinebiology  #arthropod  #critter  #bug  #trilobite  #basseiarges  #lichida  #spiny  #rare  #ancientlife  #extinct  #prehistoric  #naturalhistory  #prehistory  #collection  #devonian 
Next up from Cuvier's 1812 'Recherches sur les ossemens fossiles des quadrupèdes' are these beautiful illustrations of fossil Mastodon skeletal reconstruction and teeth. He had incredible skills in bringing these fragmented fossils from Siberia to life for these readers over 200 years ago! #cuvier #evolution #extinct #extinction #teeth #tooth #mammothtooth #mastodon #oldbooks #antiquebook #illustration #bookplate #fossil #fossils #fossilart #palaeoart #palaeontology #paleoart #paleontology #paleontologist #russia #siberia #nature #science #naturalhistory #history #skeleton #reconstruction #antique #old
Next up from Cuvier's 1812 'Recherches sur les ossemens fossiles des quadrupèdes' are these beautiful illustrations of fossil Mastodon skeletal reconstruction and teeth. He had incredible skills in bringing these fragmented fossils from Siberia to life for these readers over 200 years ago! #cuvier  #evolution  #extinct  #extinction  #teeth  #tooth  #mammothtooth  #mastodon  #oldbooks  #antiquebook  #illustration  #bookplate  #fossil  #fossils  #fossilart  #palaeoart  #palaeontology  #paleoart  #paleontology  #paleontologist  #russia  #siberia  #nature  #science  #naturalhistory  #history  #skeleton  #reconstruction  #antique  #old 
24-24-24 kick off tonight! Visit www.pgmuseum.org/24-24-24/ to see how far your donation can go! #pacificgrove #monterey #carmel #salinas #bigsur #community #naturalhistorymuseum #science #nature #naturalhistory #ecology
Ode to the cat skull I found in field of dry grass and bachelor buttons last week. #skull #penandink #brushpen #anatomy #cats #bones #naturalhistory
Famous Blue whale 🐳 at @amnh 
#science #museum #wonders #naturalhistory
Puffin for sale £195 including U.K. Postage 💜 #taxidermy #taxidermyart #taxidermist #birdtaxidermy #naturalhistory #osteology #oddities #skulls
When you too lazy to draw the other eye lms if you're also too lazy #wolf
When you too lazy to draw the other eye lms if you're also too lazy #wolf 
This 🐦 is fabulous!
🎥 via r/natureismetal
This 🐦 is fabulous! 🎥 via r/natureismetal
Brains, hearts, genitals...everything you need to get your weekend started! 12-6 Saturday // 12-5 Sunday.
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#bazaarbaltimore #wetspecimen #curiosities #naturalhistory #morbid #specimen #anatomy #biology
Engraved frontispiece of Johannes Goedaert's 1662 _Metamorphosis et historia naturalis insectorum_. #rarebooks #coloredplates #frontispiece  #naturalhistory #metamorphosis #insects #larva #pupa #imago #entomology
@goCMNH's vertebrate paleontology research collection contains the world's best assemblage of Dunkleosteus specimens — from juveniles to the largest known specimen. These lower jaw bones, called inferognathals, didn't have any teeth. Instead, Dunkleosteus had large fang-like features that sheared against one another every time the animal bit down, like self-sharpening blades. Adult Dunkleosteus had one of the highest bite forces of any vertebrate that ever lived — more than T. rex! #collectionspotlight #dunkleosteus #paleontology #fossilfriday #fossil #museumcollection #naturalhistory #specimen
@goCMNH's vertebrate paleontology research collection contains the world's best assemblage of Dunkleosteus specimens — from juveniles to the largest known specimen. These lower jaw bones, called inferognathals, didn't have any teeth. Instead, Dunkleosteus had large fang-like features that sheared against one another every time the animal bit down, like self-sharpening blades. Adult Dunkleosteus had one of the highest bite forces of any vertebrate that ever lived — more than T. rex! #collectionspotlight  #dunkleosteus  #paleontology  #fossilfriday  #fossil  #museumcollection  #naturalhistory  #specimen 
Collecting together my sea urchin tests for a weekend evening sketchbook drawing session. #art #artwork #artistsoninstagram #artwork #duncancameron #illustration #illustrator #naturalhistory #seaurchin #seaurchins #marine #specimen #collector #collections
How gorgeous are these Amulet and Elegance pieces in Green Onyx! Both the colour and glow of this beautiful gemstone are indescribable ✨
How gorgeous are these Amulet and Elegance pieces in Green Onyx! Both the colour and glow of this beautiful gemstone are indescribable ✨
Carolina Parrot, from Alexander Wilson #naturalhistory #birds #parrot
Work in progress for the first of many shells, feel like my eyes are falling out from concentration. .
#shells #beach #illustration #cardiffartist #cardiff #conservation #scientificillustration #sunshine #pencil #sketch #cardiffart #sketchpad #ecology #environment #natureart #nature #naturalhistory #drawing #summer
Hydrating one of the larger Argiope buennichi individuals with a pipette in the lab, while unllplaying some intense rave music in the background 😅

#argiopebruennichi #argiope #drinking #hydrate #hydration #water #drop #arachnology #husbandry #maintenance #spiders #arachnid #arthropod #waspspider #orbweaver #biodiversity #biology #zoology #ecology #naturalhistory @lifesciencesbristol
Would anybody be interested in a full size #diaphonized PUPPY?

It's not a perfect specimen but it's pretty clear. Has some bubbles! 
Pm for info please! -> worldwide shipping!

#Taxidermy #diaphonized #vultureculture #oddities #itwasdeadwhenwemet #specimen #wetspecimens #biology #science #nerdgirl #Diaphonizedspecimens  #naturalhistory #histology #entomology #curiosity #skull #wunderkammer #osteology #antique #relic #vintage #demooiedood #tattoo #tattoocovention
Would anybody be interested in a full size #diaphonized  PUPPY? It's not a perfect specimen but it's pretty clear. Has some bubbles! Pm for info please! -> worldwide shipping! #Taxidermy  #diaphonized  #vultureculture  #oddities  #itwasdeadwhenwemet  #specimen  #wetspecimens  #biology  #science  #nerdgirl  #Diaphonizedspecimens   #naturalhistory  #histology  #entomology  #curiosity  #skull  #wunderkammer  #osteology  #antique  #relic  #vintage  #demooiedood  #tattoo  #tattoocovention 
Had a great time at @sbnature this week--especially loved seeing executive director Luke Swetland in a collection jar 😂
Had a great time at @sbnature this week--especially loved seeing executive director Luke Swetland in a collection jar 😂
It's time to dive into the collections! Given their long (520-million-year!) evolutionary history, there are thousands and thousands of extinct types of cephalopods. That’s way too many to write about, but so we'll highlight a few shells and why cephalopods have such weird ones. 
Follow the link in our bio 👆(or http://field.mu/hAcI30cMn6v) to see what Janet Voight, associate curator of zoology, found in the collections!

#CephalopodWeek #Cephalopod #Shells #FieldMuseum #Collections #Chicago #NaturalHistory
It's time to dive into the collections! Given their long (520-million-year!) evolutionary history, there are thousands and thousands of extinct types of cephalopods. That’s way too many to write about, but so we'll highlight a few shells and why cephalopods have such weird ones. Follow the link in our bio 👆(or http://field.mu/hAcI30cMn6v) to see what Janet Voight, associate curator of zoology, found in the collections! #CephalopodWeek  #Cephalopod  #Shells  #FieldMuseum  #Collections  #Chicago  #NaturalHistory 
Look at all of these ornaments and pillows waiting to be stuffed and that isn't even half of them. 🐰🦉🦇🐂🐋#ugh #handmadeisbetter #handmade #knitted #ornaments #christmasinjuly #stuffedanimal #naturalhistory #animallovers #animalart #sew #pillows #homedecor #makersgonnamake
#FernFriday: Ctenitis deflexa. Botanical #SciArt by Alexander Francis Lydon for Edward Joseph Lowe, Ferns: British and Exotic, Vol. 1 (1856). Contributed for digitization by Smithsonian Libraries (@silibraries) to #BiodiversityHeritageLibrary. http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34988534
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#Ferns #Plants #Botany #BotanicalArt #BHLib #Biodiversity #NaturalHistory #Biology #ScientificIllustration #ScientificArt #OpenAccess #LibrariesofInstagram #Libraries #SciArtFix
#FernFriday : Ctenitis deflexa. Botanical #SciArt  by Alexander Francis Lydon for Edward Joseph Lowe, Ferns: British and Exotic, Vol. 1 (1856). Contributed for digitization by Smithsonian Libraries (@silibraries) to #BiodiversityHeritageLibrary . http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34988534 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #Ferns  #Plants  #Botany  #BotanicalArt  #BHLib  #Biodiversity  #NaturalHistory  #Biology  #ScientificIllustration  #ScientificArt  #OpenAccess  #LibrariesofInstagram  #Libraries  #SciArtFix 
Escape to a virtual reality and try out VR goggles provided by Buchart Horn tomorrow at the North Museum!

Join the North Museum for STEAM Carnivale this Saturday for a fun-filled day of experiments, activities, and projects that inspire kids of all ages with the wonders of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). Non-Members: STEAM event activities are included in admission price.

Members: STEAM event activities are free with Museum Membership ID.
Escape to a virtual reality and try out VR goggles provided by Buchart Horn tomorrow at the North Museum! Join the North Museum for STEAM Carnivale this Saturday for a fun-filled day of experiments, activities, and projects that inspire kids of all ages with the wonders of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). Non-Members: STEAM event activities are included in admission price. Members: STEAM event activities are free with Museum Membership ID.
Everyone loves dinosaurs and diamonds! 😍🐊💎 (Again, missing another important emoji... dinosaur!) #london #sisters #naturalhistorymuseum
The best bit..... back from the framer and he has made beautiful hand painted frames for these paintings - now they are off to an exhibition "Joseph Dalton Hooker- A Legacy of Beauty , From Halesworth to the Himalayas"
The Exhibition is at The Halesworth Gallery and opens on 30th June. It celebrates the plant discoveries of Joseph Hooker and commemorates the bicentennial of his birth in Halesworth. My paintings are 'Figs - from a Welsh Garden', 'Iris hookeri' and 'Inula hookeri'. All the  work is by the artists of Amicus Botanicus with contributions from the students of the Chelsea School of Botanical Art and will feature a section on the process of creating a botanical painting and demonstrations from some of the artists. More info at www.amicusbotanicus.com and www.halesworthgallery.co uk #botanical #flowers #frommygarden  #naturalhistory #botanicalillustration #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelles #painting #halesworth #fineart #wales
The best bit..... back from the framer and he has made beautiful hand painted frames for these paintings - now they are off to an exhibition "Joseph Dalton Hooker- A Legacy of Beauty , From Halesworth to the Himalayas" The Exhibition is at The Halesworth Gallery and opens on 30th June. It celebrates the plant discoveries of Joseph Hooker and commemorates the bicentennial of his birth in Halesworth. My paintings are 'Figs - from a Welsh Garden', 'Iris hookeri' and 'Inula hookeri'. All the work is by the artists of Amicus Botanicus with contributions from the students of the Chelsea School of Botanical Art and will feature a section on the process of creating a botanical painting and demonstrations from some of the artists. More info at www.amicusbotanicus.com and www.halesworthgallery.co uk #botanical  #flowers  #frommygarden  #naturalhistory  #botanicalillustration  #watercolour  #watercolor  #aquarelles  #painting  #halesworth  #fineart  #wales 
Here's your Friday #sciartfix!  It's #fungifriday 😝#fromourcollections. . . . 
#Repost @biodivlibrary
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#BHLDailySciArt: Mushrooms (Lyophyllum putidum). #MuseumWeek #WomenMW #SciArt by Ruth Ellen Berkeley for Mordecai Cubitt Cooke, Illustrations of British Fungi (Hymenomycetes), to serve as an atlas to the "Handbook of British Fungi", Vol. 1 (1881-83). Contributed for digitization by the Gerstein Science Information Centre (@gersteinlibrary), University of Toronto Libraries (@uoftlibraries) to #BiodiversityHeritageLibrary. http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/23281274
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#Mushrooms #Fungi #Mycology #RuthEllenBerkeley #WomeninBHLib #WomenInNaturalHistory #FemaleArtists #FemaleIllustrators #WomenInScience #WomeninNatHist #BHLib #Biodiversity #NaturalHistory #Biology #ScientificIllustration #ScientificArt #OpenAccess #LibrariesofInstagram #Libraries #SciArtFix
Here's your Friday #sciartfix ! It's #fungifriday  😝#fromourcollections . . . . #Repost  @biodivlibrary ・・・ #BHLDailySciArt : Mushrooms (Lyophyllum putidum). #MuseumWeek  #WomenMW  #SciArt  by Ruth Ellen Berkeley for Mordecai Cubitt Cooke, Illustrations of British Fungi (Hymenomycetes), to serve as an atlas to the "Handbook of British Fungi", Vol. 1 (1881-83). Contributed for digitization by the Gerstein Science Information Centre (@gersteinlibrary), University of Toronto Libraries (@uoftlibraries) to #BiodiversityHeritageLibrary . http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/23281274 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #Mushrooms  #Fungi  #Mycology  #RuthEllenBerkeley  #WomeninBHLib  #WomenInNaturalHistory  #FemaleArtists  #FemaleIllustrators  #WomenInScience  #WomeninNatHist  #BHLib  #Biodiversity  #NaturalHistory  #Biology  #ScientificIllustration  #ScientificArt  #OpenAccess  #LibrariesofInstagram  #Libraries  #SciArtFix 
Step by cautious step, Régis crept towards long-eared owls dozing in a winter dormitory roost in wild rose bushes in Champenoux, France. The owls tolerated his presence, but occasionally glanced towards him, as though to check his progress. 
Whenever the owls seemed to notice him, Régis would pause, sometimes for a long while, until they closed their eyes. 
Like all owls, they can see and hear extremely well (though the feathery tufts above their eyes have nothing to do with hearing). An hour later, Régis was finally close enough to start taking photographs. 'When one turned to look straight at me, its eyes seemed to shine as bright as the berries,' he remembers. 'I knew I had the shot I wanted.'
Image: Owl glare by #WPYalumni Régis Cavignaux. 
Highly commended 2007, Animal Portraits. 
#WPY #WildlifePhotographerOfTheYear #NaturePhotography #Wildlife #Nature #Owl #Birds #OwlsOfInstagram #LongEaredOwl #France #Champenoux #Photography #Instagood #Instanature #NaturePhotos #PhotoOfTheDay #NaturalHistory #AnimalPortraits
Step by cautious step, Régis crept towards long-eared owls dozing in a winter dormitory roost in wild rose bushes in Champenoux, France. The owls tolerated his presence, but occasionally glanced towards him, as though to check his progress. Whenever the owls seemed to notice him, Régis would pause, sometimes for a long while, until they closed their eyes. Like all owls, they can see and hear extremely well (though the feathery tufts above their eyes have nothing to do with hearing). An hour later, Régis was finally close enough to start taking photographs. 'When one turned to look straight at me, its eyes seemed to shine as bright as the berries,' he remembers. 'I knew I had the shot I wanted.' Image: Owl glare by #WPYalumni  Régis Cavignaux. Highly commended 2007, Animal Portraits. #WPY  #WildlifePhotographerOfTheYear  #NaturePhotography  #Wildlife  #Nature  #Owl  #Birds  #OwlsOfInstagram  #LongEaredOwl  #France  #Champenoux  #Photography  #Instagood  #Instanature  #NaturePhotos  #PhotoOfTheDay  #NaturalHistory  #AnimalPortraits