Video by @tbfrost | This is a Grey Crowned Crane, found in Eastern and Southern Africa. I was filming it in slow motion with my phone, mesmerized by its staggering beauty, when I guess it decided the phone looked appetizing and began pecking at it! I immediately left it alone after this as it was obvious it wasn't a fan of phones , people, or thought the phone was food - and I didn't want to disturb it. Now onto more important information: It grows about 3 feet tall and is listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It is the national bird of Uganda and is one of two crane species that can roost in trees thanks to a long hind toe. My favorite thing about this crane though Is the light colored eyelid that closes as the crane pecks at my phone. Can you see it? That is called a nictating membrane , it is an inner eyelid that closes when the bird thrusts its head underwater to catch a fish or other prey items. It protects the eye and allows the crane to see underwater. Why I really like this is that it shows cranes and many other birds are closely related to crocodiles, my favorite animal and the subject of my latest work for nat geo.
This crane was in captivity as part of an important conservation breeding program.
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Rest In Peace Teddy Pendergrass I know what you told me to do..... I will
In life, you realize there is a role for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you, some will love you, and some will teach you. But the ones who are truly important are the ones who bring out the best in you. They are the rare and amazing people who remind you why it's worth it. -Unknown
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Dream sequence starring the unlined bra of the season. Go ahead & tap—Wicked is ready for its close-up, starting at $39.50.
Just stoppin' by to deliver some early CHRISTMAS joy.
And by joy, I mean the the hangry crocodile is seconds away from devouring his bite size chocolate snack named Kevin Hart. Yum.
Our new @jumanjimovie poster.
Love, Dwanta Claus 🏾
i will missssss u all and this tour very very much. thank you for your energy. for celebrating us, each other and yourselves at these shows each night. for giving life to our art and for living the message of this tour every day.
thank you to my DWT family. you are such. a. gift. to. my life. It's been such an honor and I'm so inspired by each of you.
thank you to everybody that attended one of these shows and to everybody that couldn't but watched the videos religiously online and joined us from home. we felt your love too every night.
i hope this has made you feel something beautiful or has impacted your life the way it has ours.
i'm gonna miss the fuck out of you for a lil while.
you are very loved.
I'm going to go to sleep now bye.
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Go rodeo | This TRF editorial is a mix of blouses and dresses in plaids and florals, heavy knitwear, denim, wide trousers and midi skirts.
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Much love to you @albertaferretti! It is an honor and inspiration to work with you. Thank you for your kindness and warmth always, it was a pleasure to close your show yesterday! @carineroitfeld x ♡
Fashion week is back in Milan – and so is M·A·C! We’re bringing you the season’s best looks, straight from backstage. Join us via Instagram Stories and Tumblr for your instant high-fashion beauty fix this SS18. Illustration by @Blairz. #MACCosmetics#SS18#MACBackstage#MFW