NatureIsFuckingLit

πŸ”₯ Platypus Hatching πŸ”₯

That reminds me...I need to get a bag of Sour Patch Kids at the store later on

I can answer this one! The egg is actually stuck to the mother's hair. When it hatches, the fetus is able to pull itself through the fur to a milk gland and stays there to grow for a while. Sort of like a marsupial, but Platypi do not have nipples, only patches of skin where milk glands work sort of like sweat glands. The little guy has well-developed grasping forelimbs to pull himself to the gland, but is otherwise little more than an embryo.

I never thought that the platypus hatchlings are this small. Looks so delicate.

My god, platypi are super fucking weird. Which really just makes them that much more interesting, doesn't it?

πŸ”₯ This octopus becoming one with the grainy sand

πŸ”₯ This octopus becoming one with the grainy sand

Impressive, impressive, impressive, HOLY SHIT

One of the coolest experiences I've ever had with nature was playing with an octopus. He was just as curious about me as I was of him. He would put a tentacle on my glove and become the bright blue for just a moment and then back to his normal color. I eventually had to leave because I was running low on air, and I had to say goodbye.

β€œI’m one with the sand and the sand is with me. I’m one with the sand and the sand is with me”

Like that scene with frodo and sam at the gates of moria mordor.

πŸ”₯ Snake going to bed

β€œWow Susan, Your scarf is always folded so nicely!”

Laughs”Thanks Becky, it practically folds itself! Want to try it on? You’d love it!”

He protecc He attacc But most importantly, he nap

Das a cute snek

Snakes don't have eyelids, thus why it is tucking itself in so tight. Despite their not having eyelids however, they can sleep just fine

πŸ”₯ πŸ”₯ πŸ”₯ Salamander rocking a lit blue tail...

πŸ”₯ πŸ”₯ πŸ”₯ Salamander rocking a lit blue tail...

You skink at lizard identification.

I think they are called Five-lined Skinks, Eumeces fasciatus. This is a youngster. They can drop the blue tail and it wriggles around like it is alive. Drawing my cat away from the actual escaping skink. Cat deposits these tails in my bathroom. Pissing off my wife.

"I bet this whole thread will be people correcting OP"

Was not disappointed. Definitely not a salamander. That's a Five-Lined Skink. We have them all over in Florida, beautiful lizards. And fucking fast. Like you think anoles are quick, darting all hither and thither....then you see one of these things, and in this bizarrely liquid, fluid motion, just zoop! Gone.

Skink is a lizard, salamanders are amphibious.

The colour is definitely lit!

πŸ”₯ This carnivorous caterpillar πŸ”₯

πŸ”₯ This carnivorous caterpillar πŸ”₯

what in the fuck

It's like those facehugger things

I know I had no idea that the fat one from bugs life would be related to such a monster.

Hawaiian Carnivorous Caterpillar.

πŸ”₯ This deer with antlers posing on the edge of the world πŸ”₯

πŸ”₯ This deer with antlers posing on the edge of the world πŸ”₯

I feel there's a lot of digital going on here.

EXPECTO PATRONUM!!!!

Nah, it's just HDeer

It's certainly artificial.

πŸ”₯ Humpback whale and her calf in the waters near Tonga

πŸ”₯ Humpback whale and her calf in the waters near Tonga

Whales are just breathtaking beasts

Beautiful. My mom got to see them in during mating season. She has some amazing pictures of them up close

They sit like that to sleep I think

Are they actually going up or is the camera tilted

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