nubbsgalore:

photos by solvin zanki of a nascent loggerhead sea turtle on turkey’s iztuzu beach taking its first steps en route to its new home in the sea. most eggs hatch in late september after five months of incubation, a period when this nesting site cum tourist beach is subject to restrictions.

sea turtles are one of the planet’s oldest species, roaming the oceans for around one hundred million years. but the twenty first century has seen their numbers decline by up to seven percent a year, largely as a result of commercial fishing nets which ensnare the turtles as bycatch.

but loggerheads, already an endangered species, face an ongoing threat to their coveted nesting sites to beach developers looking to draw in tourists. conservations have fought for decades to keep iztuzu beach free from development, though the licence to run it has recently been sold to property developers who threaten to change that

likeafieldmouse:

Jonathan May - La Vie, L’Amour, La Mort (2012)

Artist’s statement:

"Mauritania is considered to be one of the least visited places in the world. The country’s only real exposure to photography is through journalism, and unfortunately after many Al-Qaeda kidnappings of tourists the media has ruined any potential travelers’ plans by painting it as an extremely dangerous place to visit. This in turn makes photography in the country extremely difficult. Journalists spreading fear have ruined the tourism industry, and many people’s livelihoods.

Chinguetti, established in the 13th century as a trans-Saharan trade route is considered to be the 7th holiest city of Islam. Sunni pilgrims en route to Mecca gathered here annually to trade, gossip, and say their prayers in the mosque built from stone. Desert caravans were the source of Chinguetti’s economic prosperity, with as many as 30,000 camels gathering there at the same time. The animals, which took refreshment at the oasis retreat, carried wool, barley, dates and millet to the south and returned with ivory, ostrich feathers, gold and slaves.

Today’s Chinguetti is a shadow of the prosperous metropolis it once was, and with the tourism industry basically dead the town and a lot of its workers have fled to larger cities like Nouakchott to survive.

When drinking tea with a nomad in the desert you must drink three glasses: the first glass is for life, the second glass is for love, and the third glass is for death.”

collegehumor:

Cookware has never been more exciting.

Finish reading —>  7 Signs You’re Becoming an Adult

yes

lizclimo:

that’s a much better costume. 

lizclimo:

that’s a much better costume. 

tastefullyoffensive:

[twisteddoodles]

ittybittywiddlekitty:

bemusedlybespectacled:

zuviosgemini:

rustandashes:

HOLY FUCK THERE ARE CHILDREN ON HERE!

I need recipes like now.

Recipes:

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cups
Chocolate Mugs and Vegan Hot Chocolate
The chocolate skulls used to be on Etsy and are no longer available.
Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake
Chocolate Raspberry Pistachio Tartlets
Chocolate Pancake Cake
The chocolates are made in these two ice cube trays.
Chocolate-Covered Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich

You’re welcome.

I just cried with relief at seeing there are recipes attached to this post

This is a gift. Regifting.

(Source: bazenlerde)

greenthepress:

Happy birthday to Neil deGrasse Tyson!

greenthepress:

Happy birthday to Neil deGrasse Tyson!

huffingtonpost:

My Beautiful Woman based on a true story. 

Think twice before you judge a parent. 

(Source: youtube.com)