Oh hai, I have decided that I'd love to work with you and get your Komodo dragon tattoo concept set up as a blog birthday gift and a gift for an awesome person that's awesome :3 I was surprised to see that anon get on you for asking for art but I'm guessing they don't do art often or have been doing only commissions for so long that they've forgotten that some people just like doing art for people they like. Either way, I'm sorry you got a message like that <3 wanna to work on the tattoo?

I love you, Ram-Bam. I should’ve just come to you, because you’re like the best artist ever. 

Yes please, i’ll message you when I get home from work <3 

ritasv:

P8310288 by Jeff Brownell

bullshit-bullsharks:

Life is hard.

Mishka is my heart

End of an era

tigersandcompany:

Hi all,

Just wanted to let you know that i’ve decided to delete Tigers and Company, and will do so on the 4th of October 2014 (Aussie time). As much as I would like to keep this blog up and running, the reality is that I just don’t have the time anymore. I’m working a lot right now, and barely have time for anything else let alone keeping this up to date. All of my social media is being cut down, and my only blog will be The Predator Blog

I started this blog when I just turned 17, and now i’m 20. It’s been a wonderful experience, and I hope the cats have benefited from it in some form or another. Most of the big cat blogs that I started with have gone, but i’m thankful that there are plenty more around today and that conservation is starting to become more integrated into our lives. I encourage everyone to help where they can, with all wildlife, whether it be cats or sharks or whales. The sad thing is that we don’t have to be choosy anymore, virtually every animal and habitat is under threat and needs saving. 

I thank you all for your kind words over the years, and to all 18,697 of my followers. I also thank Machli who was the inspiration for this blog, and for my life over the past ten years.  

So, for the very last time, thank-you and I wish you all a safe, healthy and happy life! 

- Georgia

trynottodrown:

wolves-whales-and-waves:

griseus:

The marine eels and other members of the superorder  Elopomorpha have a leptocephalus larval stage, which are flat and transparent. This group is quite diverse, containing 801 species in 24 orders, 24 families and 156 genera (super diverse). 

Leptocephali have compressed bodies that contain jelly-like substances on the inside, with a thin layer of muscle with visible myomeres on the outside, a simple tube as a gut, dorsal and anal fins, but they lack pelvic fins. They also don’t have any red blood cells (most likely is respiration by passive diffusion), which they only begin produce when the change into the juvenile glass eel stage. Appears to feed on marine snow, tiny free-floating particles in the ocean.

This large size leptocephalus must be a species of Muraenidae (moray eels), and probably the larva of a long thin ribbon eel, which is metamorphosing, and is entering shallow water to finish metamorphosis into a young eel, in Bali, Indonesia.

Is it just me or does he look REALLY excited about where ever (s)he’s going?

i just looked at the face and now this post is million times better

it’s just a stomach and a butt 

llbwwb:

(via 500px / Hyena by Frans Van Heerden)

me when people tell me they don’t like hyenas

Okay, that anon can fuck off though. People bring designs of their own in all the time. If it's going to mean more to you to have a design made by a follower than your artist, that's fine. But it's still going to have to be tweaked to fit your body and work out any design flaws. That way you get a special design from a follower and the tattoo artist still gets paid to do the final design.

It’s really not a big deal. People are going to interpret things differently, but I wasn’t trying to degrade people’s professions, or their artwork. I mean, I swear and carry on all the time on here and no-one bats an eyelid, so I really don’t have the power to control how people process things.

I have got four tattoos of my own, but I was looking for a different perspective and getting some inspiration from original artists. I’m an artist myself, I photograph and draw from time to time, but i’m a bit stuck with my design and google isn’t being that much of a help. 

Most people haven’t even heard of Komodo dragons, so it was only natural that I sought my followers’ advice first, but it’s not like I wasn’t going to consult a tattoo artist at all. 

wolverxne:

Great White Shark | by: { Sam Cahir