A couple of Gray-chinned Minivet, Pericrocotus solaris (Passeriformes - Campephagidae), taken at DaSyueShan Trail, Taichung County, Taiwan.

This species is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Taiwan, Thailand, and Viet Nam [source].

The two birds shown are males, probably embroiled in a territorial or courtship mess. In any case they reveal their beautiful color pattern.

Photo credit: ©John&Fish

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Integrade (Mix between red shafted and yellow shafted) Northern Flicker. Photo by Sam Bobbing


The Art of Staying Aloft: a photo series by Gloria Wilson of Small Mysteries.

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Dilation and constriction of these organelles, called chromatophores, are responsible for the squid’s ability to change color.

Inside Nature’s Giants: The Giant Squid (2010)


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Photographer Tim Carter captured these adorable images of this Red Fox playing, stretching and sleeping in the snow. 

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Fox kits annoying their mother.

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Hi there everyone! I’ve decided to put a face to this blog (at last). I’ve been debating starting a personal blog, but I may as well just morph this into one instead. (Don’t worry, the pretty animal pictures will continue, I promise.)

My name is Grace, I’m a 20 year old student in Melbourne, and at the end of this year I’ll have a degree (!!) with a crazy long title: Bachelor of Science, Cell and Developmental Biology major (Animal Cell Biology specialisation). To put it plainly, I’m super interested in cell signalling systems and the inner workings of cells themselves. However, above all, I’m interested in animal sciences and plan on becoming a veterinarian. To make that a reality, I’ll be applying for entry into a DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) program at the end of this year. At the moment I just call myself an ‘unofficial pre-vet student’.

This year for me will consist of more studying than I have ever done before, trying to get animal experience hours, working 15-20 hours a week at my hospitality job (because living out of home is expensive), and trying really hard not to ruin all my aforementioned hard work when Elder Scrolls Online comes out midyear. 

This is me. It’s an Instagram photo from a year ago, but I’m not usually one to take selfies, so this is the best picture I’ve got.