This duck got himself all in a flap after inadvertently straying into the path of a giant Shoebill while heading towards water.
But it was all water off a duck’s back for the imposing 4ft tall bird which instead of eating his smaller friend, carefully picked him up in his beak and moved him aside.
Despite its fearsome reputation as a predator around water, the Shoebill seemed more concerned with completing its journey than tucking into a feathered snack.
These extraordinary pictures were captured by 51-year-old amateur photographer Mark Kay, at the San Diego Wild Animal Park in the U.S.
‘I thought the Shoebill was going to eat the duck, but soon realised he was moving him out of the way.
‘After the duck fell to the ground, he seemed flustered and just walked away. The Shoebill just carried on.’
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Look at that duck’s face in the last picture.
His whole life just flashed before his eyes.
Oh, god, that first picture, and the duck’s just like o.O
The duck’s all like o.O and the shoebill’s all like :D?
- Student-Loan Debt.
- Psychopathologizing and Medicating Noncompliance.
- Schools That Educate for Compliance and Not for Democracy.
- “No Child Left Behind” and “Race to the Top.”
- Shaming Young People Who Take Education—But Not Their Schooling—Seriously.
- The Normalization of Surveillance.
- Fundamentalist Religion and Fundamentalist Consumerism.
This is wonderfully accurate.
I don’t know that wonderfully is the word I’d use. Horribly. Painfully. Awfully.
Blue Gum the baby kangaroo bounces back to life after he was pulled from dead mother’s pouch during bushfires. : Blue Gum will be cared for at the wildlife center for two years. In the wild he would have stayed in his mother’s pouch until he was at least eight months old. He has a broken leg, and in the bottom picture he’s with a wombat that’s also being taken care of at the center.
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So, not only is he an orphaned baby kangaroo, he’s an orphaned baby kangaroo WITH A BROKEN LEG. And not only is he a baby kangaroo with a broken leg, but HE’S CUDDLING WITH AN ORPHANED BABY WOMBAT. AND THEY HAVE A BANANA.
Portraits of African American Civil War soldiers, c. 1863, Chicago, Illinois. Photographs by unknown.
Attention: lovers of tintypes, Civil War, black soldiers, antiquity.
Frank Gehry & Vlado Milunić’s Dancing House (Tančící Dům)
If you ever visit Prague, the famous Nationale-Nederlanden building, nicknamed Dancing House (Tančící dům) or “Fred and Ginger,” is hard to miss. It sits in the middle of a densely built section of Prague, surrounded by other structures that are nearly all the city’s standard Baroque or Art Nouveau styles.
It was designed by Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić and Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry on a vacant riverfront plot of great historical significance. Its site was the location of a house that was destroyed by the U.S. bombing of Prague in 1945 during World War II. The plot and structure lay decrepit until 1960 when the area was cleared.
The building’s deconstructivist dancing shape is supported by 99 concrete panels, each a different shape and dimension. On the top of the building is a large twisted structure of metal nicknamed Medusa. To see more photos of the quirky architectural marvel, visit the Tančící dům | Dancing House location page.
A mother and her baby sport their required gas masks during a chemical attack preparations test in London, 1941. The fear of an aerial gas attack was a very real threat posed to the British population as the Germans (and Allies alike) had used chemical warfare in the Great War.
(via New Stephen’s Lighthouse)
Q. You’ve said previously that Reading Rainbow was the hardest, most rewarding thing you’ve done in show business. Is that still true for you?
A. I had to learn a new business. I had to learn the technology business. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. When you think about reinventing a well-known and beloved brand, the thing that kept us up nights was the fear of failing to meet expectations. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done…and the most rewarding. I love that I am able to focus at this point in my life on the mission, the continuing mission, of getting kids excited about literature and reading.
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