cutest thing in the world <3

Baby: mom I want to play. Mom: no darling I am too fat and to slow! Baby: no your not! Come on I want to play! Mom: honey, you know what you could do, go inside and start annoying our humans!


National Geographic Grand-Prize Winner and Nature Winner, Photo and caption by Shikhei Goh. Arrows of rain seem to pelt a dragonfly in Indonesia's Riau Islands in "Splashing,” the winning image of the 2011 National Geographic Photography Contest.

Lichens on a mesquite twig

LIchens are an association between a fungus and algae. The orange mushroom-like growths are the fruiting bodies of the fungus, called apothecia. This was in Searight Park, Austin.