Atlas world largest moth
Known as Attacus or Atlas, it is the world’s largest moth, with total wing surface area of 400 cm2 (62 sq in). Their wingspans are also amongst the largest, reaching over 25 cm (10 in). Noteworthy, females are appreciably larger and heavier than males and attract mates by secreting irresistible pheromones through the end of their abdomens. The males sniff these out with a long, feathery antennae. Found in the tropical and subtropical forests of Southeast Asia, it is common across the Malay archipelago. Their name Atlas moths origins either in Greek mythology, or their map-like wing patterns. In India, people cultivate Atlas moths for their silk, secreted as broken strands. This brown, wool-like silk, known as fagara, has greater durabilit. Atlas moth cocoons serve as purses in Taiwan.
Category Archive: Nature
Atlas world largest moth
Siberian spring flowers
Spring … Spring has not yet arrived in Siberia. Or winter has not gone yet. But the sun is warmer. Here and there appear the first patches free of snow, and even through the melting snow appear the first flowers of spring. After a long and cold winter, it is so nice to meet them unexpectedly. Nature has its own calendar. In the south, spring begins in March, in the north – at the beginning of June, and here – at the end of March. First flowers means much here – Spring has come. Here is the set of images of beautiful delicate Siberian spring flowers – Siberian Fawn Lily or Siberian Trout Lily, Snowdrops, Lily of the Valley, Coltsfoot, Trollius, and so on. Here is also the set of springtime quotes and poems. “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” Pablo Neruda
Pink carpet of beautiful flower Shiba zakura
Incredibly beautiful flower Shiba – zakura, or simply herbal cherry, blooms in Japan in spring. The natural carpet of pink, white, reddish colors attract many local and foreign visitors to the the foot of mountain Fuji, where some Shiba resorts are located. The total area of colorful fields is about 16,500 square meters.
Sky colors in Evgeni Dinev’s photography
“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web”, said Pablo Picasso. Bulgarian landscape photographer Evgeni Dinev, as a talented artist is able to see and share the beauty around him. The traveling photographer manages to capture amazingly beautiful colors and shades of sky, seas, mountains, fields, forests. In his colorful pictures nature reveals itself in the most perfect moments.
Landscapes minerals painted by Nature
Moss agate looks like painting, true, but the artist is Nature. Multi-colored landscape stones fully justify their name, using imagination you can distinguish the sea, meadows, mountains, sky, clouds, trees, ghostly green and brown, as in the paintings of Pierre Bonnard. The ability of rocks and minerals to form patterns that resemble paintings, graphics and characters is well known to fans of stones. Pattern emerges clearly if the stone is cut and polished. Here are images of Agate and some Onyx, found in different corners of our Earth – Baikal region, the Alps, Alaska, Kamchatka, Mongolia, and even Moscow region. The unusual agates are stored in collections, the same as paintings, and the same as paintings they have names – “Bay of Providence”, “Sannikov Land”, “Madagascar”.
White blooms by Paul Lange
New York City based fashion photographer Paul Lange has created a series of photographs inspired by the beauty of flowers. According to the artist, he didn’t use any Photoshop manipulations creating these beautiful images of flowers. Also, he gave female names to each of his flowers. Noteworthy, the Fine Art photographer Paul Lange has 25 years of experience in this field. Works by professional photographer regularly appear in various magazines. In particular, published in Vogue, New York Times, exhibited in galleries and sold to private collectors in the USA and abroad. Born and raised in New York city, Paul lives in Chatham, with his wife.
Photography of deserts by George Steinmetz
Salt water pools look like a mosaic on the surface of the desert. Water from shallow wells is mixed with the salty soil, resulting in a suspension. Colors and shades depend on the color of dirt, algae and salt. National Geographic photographer George Steinmetz flew on a motorized paraglider over the deserts around the world, from China to Africa and Antarctica, and made beautiful shots. With an extensive background in geophysics, American photographer Steinmetz uses his photos to educate about the geographic features of deserts. All of his pieces are completely breathtaking.