Clouded leopard

Clouded leopard

Neofelis nebulosa. At the Pittsburgh Zoo in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Whole of England to be mapped with lasers to tackle flooding and illegal waste dumps | The Independent

England’s entire landscape will be mapped with lasers to tackle flooding, help conservation work and even track illegal waste dumps, the Environment Agency said. Under plans unveiled by the government agency, aircraft equipped with laser scanners will map all 130,000 sq km of the country in 3D, including rivers, fields and national parks, by 2020.

Source: Whole of England to be mapped with lasers to tackle flooding and illegal waste dumps | The Independent

Newly Discovered Swimming Dinosaur Is Delightfully Bizarre | Smart News | Smithsonian

dino duck

The cartoonish creature blends characteristics of velociraptors, penguins, swans, and ducks

Source: Newly Discovered Swimming Dinosaur Is Delightfully Bizarre | Smart News | Smithsonian

Water clover

Water clover

Marsilea quadrifolia. In Ongley Pond at the White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield, CT.

This is a good example for not getting rid of old photos. When I took it, it was a muddy mess and I didn’t have the tools to clean it up. When it came up randomly in a picture picker recently, I ran it through PhotoShop and was able to make it presentable. The hidden detail was surprising.