Close-ups of butterfly wing scales! You should definitely click on these images to get the full detail.
I’ve paired each amazing close-up (by macro photographer Linden Gledhill) with an image of the corresponding butterfly or moth. The featured lepidoptera* are (in order of appearance):
*Lepidoptera (the scientific order that includes moths and butterflies) means “scaly wing.” The scales get their color not from pigment - but from microscopic structures that manipulate light.
The great science youtube channel “Smarter Every Day” has two videos on this very subject that I highly recommend:
i don´t have enough time for drawing…but i really wanted to try some diffrent colouring.
…..so here´s little mermaid who didn´t save prince and prince who died and now´s seafoam :3
i found a leather jacket made for build-a-bears in my closet so naturally i had to put it on my cat
27-year-old berkutchi (she hunts competitively with a trained eagle) from central Kazhakstan
So not only is this woman a complete badass, I also love the embroidery on her jacket. As well as, you know, her general BADASSERY.