Rusty Mutt

I reblog nature stuff and art and video games and whatever I feel like. This is mostly for my own use to find inspiration to do artsy stuff.

You’ll never get the best of me.

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blackrabbitsculpture:

Detail shots of my “Welcome to Inlé” sculpture, completed early July, 2014.

I realize I mentioned writing more about the piece when I posted these, but now I can’t for the life of me remember what it was I wanted to say.

Watership Down was one of the first novels I read as a child, probably at 10 or 12. I saw the animated film soon after, and it’s clear to me that both the book and the movie made an indelible impression on me. I reread the book every two or three years, and it hasn’t lost any of its power or impact. Most of all, I’m enthralled by the rich stories the rabbits share with one another throughout the novel. My love for mythology was certainly encouraged by reading WSD as a child.

Thanks for the wonderful response to this piece so far, you amazing folks!

Materials and dimensions and all that other good stuff can be found on the turnaround photoset that’s posted on my Tumblr, right below this post.

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It's all your fault!

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premiium:

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

walkingmyhellhound:

If I’ve learned anything from video games, it is that when you meet enemies, it means that you’re going in the right direction.

that’s really inspiring

holy fucking shit

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fannygoldfish:

Iorek´s I Get A Kick Out Of You - “Dino” 

My beautiful Borzoi boy is soon one year old! 

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creatures-alive:

Masked Tree Frog (Smilisca phaeota) by Daniel-CR on Flickr.

The  Crucible
      requested by team-buttflag

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libutron:

Pink Pagoda Fungus - Podoserpula miranda
What you see in this picture is a spectacular Pink Pagoda Fungus, species Podoserpula miranda (Amylocorticiales - Amylocorticiaceae) discovered in the Pacific island archipelago of New Caledonia in 2009, and described in 2012.
Podoserpula miranda not only has a highly striking color for a fungus but also an architecture that is especially fascinating to scientist, containing a unique set of six mushroom caps that are centered on one stalk and decrease  in size as they near the top. 
References: [1] - [2] - [3]
Photo credit: ©CIRAD/Marc Ducousso | Locality: New Caledonia

libutron:

Pink Pagoda Fungus - Podoserpula miranda

What you see in this picture is a spectacular Pink Pagoda Fungus, species Podoserpula miranda (Amylocorticiales - Amylocorticiaceae) discovered in the Pacific island archipelago of New Caledonia in 2009, and described in 2012.

Podoserpula miranda not only has a highly striking color for a fungus but also an architecture that is especially fascinating to scientist, containing a unique set of six mushroom caps that are centered on one stalk and decrease  in size as they near the top. 

References: [1] - [2] - [3]

Photo credit: ©CIRAD/Marc Ducousso | Locality: New Caledonia

libutron:

Tomato Frog - Dyscophus antongilii

Dyscophus antongilii (Microhylidae), is a Near Threatened species endemic to north-eastern Madagascar. Commonly named Tomato Frogs due to their red coloration and robust body, the males can reach up to 65 mm, and the females 105 mm.  

The Tomato Frog is currently listed in the Appendix I of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species, CITES, which implies a complete ban on trade. The placement of this frog in Appendix I was based on the fact that several decades ago large quantities of specimens were exported from Madagascar for the pet trade.

References: [1] - [2] - [3] - [4]

Photo credit: [Top: ©Frank Vassen | Locality: Maroantsetra, Toamasina, Madagascar, 2008] - [Bottom: ©Francesco Veronesi | Locality: Masoala, Madagascar, 2014]