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A cocoon
A cocoon

This appears to be a glasswing butterfly chrysalis.  “Cocoon” is technically not correct.  That applies to the silk covering spun by moths.


Grey-black volcanic stone sculpture representing the Hindu elephant god Ganesha. He is seated on a platform of skulls; the soles of his feet are together, his right leg bent. Two of his four arms are down, two raised. His trunk is reaching into a dish of sweets held in his lower left hand; in his lower right hand he holds a broken tusk (?) and in his upper left hand a string of beads. The skulls and the seated pose with feet together are typical of Ganesha figures from the 13th century East Java kingdom of Singhasari.

Penn Museum

Image from page 43 of “Duodecim specula deum aliquando videre desideranti concinnata” (1610) by Internet Archive Book Images on Flickr.

The Internet Archive has uploaded over 2 million book images to their Flickr account.

2 Million images.  No Sets.  No Tags.  A little organization would be nice.

(You can go to their Flickr page and choose the option to search their photostream using the terms entered into the search box.)

Voyager 2 images turned into flyby video.

Source: APOD Videos via PetaPixel

I attempted to embed a video in a post today and it just wouldn’t work. I could put the embed code in, but the video wouldn’t display when viewing the post. The problem seems to have extended to the last post as well. The BBC video isn’t displaying when viewing the blog. (It is available at the BBC’s site if you want to watch it.) The odd thing is, the videos in my other previous posts are working. Anyone else having a problem embedding videos?

Source: ESA via BBC

(The video says Northern Lights, but the story says “aurora austalis” which would make it the Southern Lights.)

175 Years of Photography.

Source: Lytro via Pop Photo.

Let me clean that lens for you.

Source: GreanpeaceUSA via PetaPixel.