Fistful of Gamma Rays
WOW. Glad you’re ok!!
I’m glad too!
gfd

Look, it would take a stronger man than I to pass up an opportunity like that.

I’ve been there. [secret bear-car handshake] Welcome, brother.

TO THINK I WENT LOOKING FOR BEARS. Really glad you’re okay!
Wow. Glad it was only ‘almost’!
Oh my stars and garters! I’m so glad everyone escaped from that okay!

Me too, friends. Me too.

O.o
Yikes!
O_o Dude.

My feelings exactly.

I don’t think anyone expects a bear

myresin replied to your post:I almost hit a bear in my car today.

Woah

That was pretty much my reaction too.

Glad to see that “almost” there. Deers are bad enough, I can’t imagine the damage a bear would do.

Oh, man, I don’t even want to think about it. My car is little and aging. A bear would utterly wreck it.

That WOULD be surprising and slightly surreal.
Goodness me! That sounds pretty scary.

Yeah, bears are pretty common around here, but you normally don’t see them around during the middle of the day. Especially not loping across busy roads in fairly well-populated areas.

yikes! hope you and car are both okay.
Oh shit, I hope you’re okay?!?

No worries - I’m fine, my car is fine, and the bear is fine. Just not what I normally expect on my drive home.

I almost hit a bear in my car today.

ztacey:

f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

Andrew Neweys Striking Photographs of Traditional Honey Hunters in Nepal

With funding from the Austrian government, the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is addressing problems arising from commercialisation of honey hunting and the impact of tourism through the Himalayan Honeybees project. Coordinators of the project aim to work with traditional honey hunters to preserve their sustainable harvesting techniques. They also hope to find an effective way of regulating harvests by only licensing those with proven knowledge and experience, limiting the number of nests harvested and implementing a system of fines and punishment. The overall aim is to help communities reap financial benefit from an indigenous resource while preserving a bee species that will ensure the pollination of crops and maintenance of plant biodiversity in the long term. 

via The Guardian

i thought the first three pics were concept art for an alien scifi project. this is so cool.

I have literally just noticed this and stopped binging to gawp
I love how this is turning out.

Thank you! I’m pretty happy with it so far.

May need to damp down the detail a bit. Think there’s a little too much going on in some spots. Also tried to mess with the background, but it didn’t work out, so I wiped it off. Hence the muddy color. Fortunately, with oil paints, you can paint over your mistakes fairly easily.

May need to damp down the detail a bit. Think there’s a little too much going on in some spots. Also tried to mess with the background, but it didn’t work out, so I wiped it off. Hence the muddy color. Fortunately, with oil paints, you can paint over your mistakes fairly easily.

sci-universe:

This is how a close-up of lightning beneath a cumulonimbus cloud looks like from space. An astronaut on International Space Station (ISS) captured this image while orbiting over Bolivia in 2011.
There’s also a more recent image of lightning’s white flash amidst the yellow city lights of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia from 2013:

Hopefully, we are going to see more and more of these amazing images since there is a new instrument on ISS, called the Firestation,  which is specifically designed to study lightning.

sci-universe:

This is how a close-up of lightning beneath a cumulonimbus cloud looks like from space. An astronaut on International Space Station (ISS) captured this image while orbiting over Bolivia in 2011.

There’s also a more recent image of lightning’s white flash amidst the yellow city lights of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia from 2013:

Hopefully, we are going to see more and more of these amazing images since there is a new instrument on ISS, called the Firestation,  which is specifically designed to study lightning.