are you kidding me, mother nature? do you really expect me to believe this gorgeous creature is REAL and not a piñata?! madness.
BBC Wildlife Camera-trap Photos of the Year 2012
Animal Portraits runner-up: Horned guan
) - Endangered
, by Javier Rivas, Guatemala
this bird looks like a society matron from the upper east side. i picture her wearing chanel, walking her poodles, thinking to herself which charity ball to attend that evening.
Portrait of a colorful vulture (by Tambako the Jaguar)
*sigh* i miss my rainbow, cranky bitch that she was.
look at that eye and tell me this is not a dinosaur in disguise. seriously.
Great Blue Turaco
this dude is showing off some major swag.
From the Department of Animals with Built-in Awesome Hats:
This is a Northern Royal Flycatcher, a species of bird in the Tyrannidae family. It is found in Mexico, south through most of Central America, to north-western Colombia and far western Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. They are 16.5–18 cm (6½-7”) long, with an erectile fan-shaped crest, coloured red in the male and yellow-orange in the female. The display with the crest fully raised is seen extremely rarely, except during banding sessions. And we must say, it’s pretty spectacular.
Photo by Aves Internacionales
birds are the descendants of dinosaurs. look at the eye! look at their feet! it’s so obvious. the only proof i need to cite is “jurassic park”, best movie of 1993.
this bird means business.
this bird is amaaaaaaaaazing! look at it! it’s just amazing.