"Cold Old Fire" (2014)
Illustration for Lynched :
The Blue Dragon (Glaucus atlanticus), one of the world’s rarest and most beautiful mollusks
So of course I read up on it. It’s even more beautiful when it’s in the water, not collapsed like it is on the original pic. It also freakin’ eats Portuguese Man o’Wars. They are also hermaphroditic because, damn, they so pretty, no way are they gonna hit anything but theyselves.
“As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.”
~ Henry David Thoreau
Named Dumbo octopus because of the ear-like fin, there are around 14 species in the genus Grimpoteuthis
Very little is known about the habits and behavior of species of Grimpoteuthis. Species appear to be associated with the deep ocean floor in all oceans of the world.
- gif: exploration now
This is still fucking hilarious