By Cory Doctorow at 6:46 pm Fri, May 25, 2012
CMGW Photography snapped this beautiful shot, "First Contact," in which a young girl and a manatee share a moment through a pane of glass.
The Mighty Jabba will now listen to your pleas…
“Where do you desire passage to young one?”
Finally, a truly suitable image for an “Oh the huge manatee!” macro.
Oh, the huge manatee.
Damn you you sniped my line.
Why is that manatee twice as big around as any other manatee?
It’s the queen manatee. The engorged abdomen holds thousands of larvae.
Because it’s the 3rd night of Passover, goy.
Because that’s not really glass.
“We foresee a slight problem within House Atreides…”
“We have just folded space from Ix…Many machines on Ix. New machines.”
I remember this scene from Evangelion!
Sounds like a buddy detective show: “Manatee and the Kid”
“They’re a crime-fighting duo, do do do do do, oh yeah…”
I’m not always a huge fan of Zoos, but as a way to introduce citydwellers to the wonders of nature a well-run Zoo can be a good start
If you mean “introduce city dwellers to wild animals slowly going insane in captivity”, I certainly agree.
Oh please. Many animals adapt to their enclosed environments just fine, just as I’ve adapted to living in an apartment building in a very crowded urban society. We do not live in a Garden of Eden- animals in zoos are well-cared for, fed, and generally receive protection from the harsh realities of living in nature. Sure, there are problems, and not all animals adapt well, but zoos are usually striving to provide the best arrangements possible. I love bears and wolves and lions, too, but I prefer that they do not wander around in my world, naturally. I prefer them controlled, nurtured, and satiated.
The difference is that living in an apartment in a crowded city was your choice. I have no problem with captive breeding programs for animals at a clear risk of extinction, and I accept there may be animals that probably aren’t vertebrate enough to even notice their environment beyond their immediate sensoria, but to keep elephants or big cats or birds in enclosures is inexcusably fucked up.
“Hi, sweetie – My name’s Elsie, and I’m here to tell you about Studio Ghibli…..And Gold’s Gym.”
That manatee is fat, even for a manatee.
He’s just big boned
Glands, man, glands.
But his face is so pretty.
Reminds me of an electron micrograph of a tick.
Yes, but what about the manatee?
Reminds me of a less-spiky dust mite.
The Mondoshawans never fully trusted the human race…
And finally, monsieur, a wafer-thin mint.
Something quite wrong with the link you’ve provided. This works much better:
I see through you. I see plans within plans.
Call me lame but I have enjoyed every single one of the Dune references thus far.
You play a dangerous game.
“A word of advice: Eat healthy and exercise, kid…”
“The spice must flow!”
You look kinda weird.
“Little Sister, Big Daddy. Big Daddy, Little Sister.”
Looks more like a Combine Advisor to me…
That kid better come up with a bucket toot sweet.
“I won’t lie to ya, kid: natural selection sucks.”
That is so cool looking.
“That last kid didn’t fill me up at all”
Is it just me, or does it have a really creepy smile going on… I’d swear if I didn’t know these things were vegetarian… Come closer little boffin, the better for me to see you… Om Nom Nom Nom!
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