Ok so I have a question, if this is stupid then tell me or just ignore the question, but if for Halloween someone paints their face like a skull is that still offensive or is it just during dis de Los muertos also is using dia de Los muertos to honor the dead appropriation if someone is not of that heritage
there is no reason to paint your face like a sugar skull for halloween because culture is not a costume. dia de los muertos is not halloween.
there is a big difference between skulls and sugar skulls
this is a-ok!
this is 100% not
I finally found the photographer who took (the top) picture that I’ve seen on Tumblr so much. I wanted to know where my dream garden existed IRL, so I checked it out. Jonathan Levitt is based in Maine, so maybe that dreamy photo was taken there? Plus- more great shots by him. swoon.
despite its resemblance to the jellyfish, the bluebottle is more closely related to coral. known as a zooid, the bluebottle (or portugese man of war) is a colonial animal composed of many highly specialized and physiologically integrated individual organisms incapable of independent survival.
the blue dragon — a type of nudibranch, here no larger than a thumbnail, with its own potent sting — is able to eat the nematocysts (stinging cells) of the bluebottle without discharging them and internally relocate them to the tips of each one of the fingers you can see in the pictures.
for their part, the violet snails also feed on the bluebottles.
notes matt, “despite their potentially dangerous sting, the bluebottle is an amazingly beautiful creature. with strong winds, hundreds of these cnidaria are blown into the bays around my home town and trapped overnight.”
this allows him to capture the above shots, which he creates with use of a fluorescent tube in his strobe light and a homemade waterproof lens dome.
happy birthda! a little birdy told me to tell you to check your email :)