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This is a nature/general thread. I got most of these pictures from /an/ and /hr/.
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Albino peacock.
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Albino gorilla.
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Albino alligator.
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I think I should only bother typing a description when it's not obvious... I don't know what the previous one is called, though.
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>> No.20100  
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Suffolk.
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So many~
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Albino killer whale. I'm surprised some animals with this disorder can survive in the wild. I have seen many pictures of albino racoons.
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Capparis spinosa.
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Dall sheep.
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This is Chase, the cat without a face.
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Chase lost his face in an accident.
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Chase's face has healed already but his eyes get dry so they have to use some drops on them periodically.
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I'm not sure but I think I read he has trouble sleeping in places with too much light. Besides that, Chase seems to live a normal life.
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He looks creepy, but he's probably just like any other cat, asking for love and treats.

You can get more pictures from his blog.
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Romanesco broccoli.
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Giant african land snail.
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Illegal in the USA.
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I'm not sure if this is a shop or the magic of perspective.
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Scottish deerhound.
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More GALS.
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I wish I could get some. I wouldn't want to accidentally fuck up my environment though, I don't think I'm disciplined enough to prevent that from happening.
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Ibizan hound. I would like to get one of these.
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>> No.20151  
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Ball python morph.
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Not sure but I think it's a snapper, albino obviously.
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>>20151
I know I said ball python morph but after seeing this picture I think I'm probably wrong.
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Kiwi.
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Glaucus atlanticus.
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Glaucus atlanticus.
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Can you see the goats?
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This picture makes me sad.
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This one is a ball python.
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Blue-headed pionus loev watermelon.
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>> No.20202  
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This pug lost his eyes playing with a dog. This is a common occurence with pugs, because the breed is so horribly deformed. This little guy has a blog but I can't find it.

Be careful when you pick your pets, bunbuns. Always look for breeders who care for the health of their animals, and remember it's better to adopt than to buy.
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>> No.20205  
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>>20180
I just noticed this picture has been edited. This is the proper one.

The jumping spider Phidippus mystaceus.
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Can't find the name of this one, but it's an ant-mimicking spider.
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>>20203
More of this stupid cat.
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>>20207
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>>20154
Higher res version of this photo.
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Such beauty exists in this world.
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Scared tiger is scared.
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Whale shark.
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I read this has been photoshopped, because this kind of owl can't be white unless it's an albino, and albinos can't have eyes of this color.
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>>20234
The same applies to this picture.
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Secretary bird.
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Great pictures, OP. You've got pretty cool taste.

I'll post whatever I have, which probably isn't much. Here's a gross picture of a spider.
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That was the only picture of an animal I had, apparently, so the rest of these are just random nature photographs I've accumulated.
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>> No.20266  
>>20248
That was just half my folder but my computer was overheating. I didn't notice fast enough and now it won't turn on, so I have to wait for our usual tech to come back from a trip to see if my hard drive can be saved.

If you have more pictures of landscapes please post them, I only have three or four that are not animal photos.
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Reposting this from /an/.

>Portias often hunt in ways that seem intelligent. Their favorite prey appears to be web-building spiders between 10% and 200% of the Portia’s size. Portias look rather like leaf detritus caught in a web, and this is often enough to fool web-building spiders, which have poor eyesight. When stalking web-building spiders, Portias tries to make different patterns of vibrations in the web that aggressively mimic the struggle of a trapped insect or the courtship signals of a male spider, repeating any pattern that induces the intended prey to move towards the Portia. Portia fimbriata has been observed to perform vibratory behavior for three days until the victim decided to investigate. They time invasions of webs to coincide with light breezes that blur the vibrations their approach causes in the target's web; and they back off if the intended victim responds belligerently. Portias that retreat may approach along an overhanging twig or rock, descend down a silk thread and kill the prey. Other jumping spiders take detours, but Portia is unusual in its readiness to use long detours that break visual contact.
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>Laboratory studies show that Portia learns very quickly how to overcome web-building spiders that neither it nor its evolutionary ancestors would have met in the wild. Portia’s accurate visual recognition of potential prey is an important part of its hunting tactics. For example in one part of the Philippines local Portia spiders attack from the rear against the very dangerous spitting spiders, which themselves hunt jumping spiders. This appears to be an instinctive behavior, as laboratory-reared Portias of this species do this the first time they encounter a spitting spider. On the other hand they will use a head-on approach against spitting spiders that are carrying eggs. However, experiments that pitted Portias against "convincing" artificial spiders with arbitrary but consistent behavior patterns showed that Portia’s instinctive tactics are only starting points for a trial-and-error approach from which these spiders learn very quickly. Against other jumping spiders, which also have excellent vision, Portias may mimic fragments of leaf litter detritus. When close to biting range, Portias use different combat tactics against different prey spiders. On the other hand they simply stalk and rush unarmed prey such as flies, and also capture prey by means of sticky webs.
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>tl;dr: That spider fucks shit up.
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>> No.20277  
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>The vision of a Portia's main eyes is more acute than a cat's during the day and 10 times more acute than a dragonfly's.
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>When not hunting for prey or a mate, Portia species adopt a special posture, called the "cryptic rest posture", pulling their legs in close to the body and their palps back beside the chelicerae ("jaws"), which obscures the outlines of these appendages. When walking, all Portia species have a slow, "choppy" gait that preserves their concealment: pausing often and at irregular intervals; waving their legs continuously and their palps jerkily up and down; and moving each appendage out of time with the others and continuously varying the speed and timing. Portia′s walk is unlike that of any other spider, and this gait and the spider's fringes gives the appearance of light flickering through the forest canopy and reflecting from piece of detritus.
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>Females try to kill and eat their mates during or after copulation, while males use tactics to survive copulation, but sometimes females outwit them. Before being mature enough to mate, juvenile females mimic adult females to attract males as prey."

>Well, fuck.
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>> No.20282  
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>> No.20283  
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Borzoi.
>> No.20284  
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Red-tail boa.
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>> No.20290  
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>> No.20291  
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Animated.
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>> No.20294  
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>> No.20298  
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More landscapes.
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>> No.20303  
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The moon is nature, right? I suppose I'll upload this.
>> No.20776  
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Dog hybrids! Siberian corgi.
>> No.20777  
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Siberian pug.
>> No.20778  
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Akita shepherd.
>> No.20779  
File: 1312146964689.jpg -(70.1 KB, 300x546) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
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Siberian poodle.
>> No.20780  
File: 1312147025596.jpg -(88.1 KB, 350x483) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
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Maltese cocker.
>> No.20782  
File: 1312149958227.jpg -(40.8 KB, 350x351) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
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Bruxellois pomeranian.
>> No.20783  
File: 1312158513183.jpg -(29.1 KB, 375x329) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
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Bruxellois pug.
>> No.20784  
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This one apparently has the official name "Irish doodle", Irish Setter + Poodle mix.
>> No.20785  
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"Weimardoodle", Weimaraner poodle.
>> No.20786  
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Chihuahua pitbull.
>> No.20787  
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Pomeranian pug.
>> No.20788  
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Border (collie) pug.
>> No.20789  
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Chinese crested CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL.
>> No.20790  
File: 1312197391407.jpg -(61.1 KB, 350x466) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
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Dalmatian retriever.
>> No.20791  
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Golden chow.
>> No.20792  
File: 1312204780934.jpg -(20.6 KB, 300x348) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
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Yorkshire chihuahua.
>> No.20793  
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Golden husky.
>> No.20794  
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Rottweiler bernard.
>> No.20795  
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German poodle.
>> No.20796  
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Beagle boxer.
>> No.20797  
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Boxer bulldog.
>> No.20799  
File: 1312205209509.jpg -(44.2 KB, 352x369) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
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Bulldog dalmatian.
>> No.20800  
File: 1312208233992.jpg -(33.6 KB, 300x405) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
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Pug poodle.
>> No.20802  
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Chinese crested chihuahua.
>> No.20803  
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Chihuahua pekingese
>> No.20804  
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Doberman dalmatian.
>> No.20805  
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American Eskimo + Bichon Frise.
>> No.20806  
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Pug + French Bulldog.
>> No.20807  
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Dachshund rat (terrier).
>> No.20808  
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Huskie + Greyhound + Shepherd.
>> No.20809  
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Basset pug.
>> No.20810  
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Basset rottweiler.
>> No.20831  
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leucism

I found out about this condition today. I have come to the conclusion that some of the pictures posted at the beginning of this thread may be of leucistic animals, not albinistic.
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>> No.20842  
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Derp and cute and tiny!
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Cat taking a shit standing up.
>> No.21554  
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>Turritopsis nutricula, the potentially immortal jellyfish, is a hydrozoan whose medusa, or jellyfish, form can revert to the polyp stage after becoming sexually mature. It is the only known case of a metazoan capable of reverting completely to a sexually immature, colonial stage after having reached sexual maturity as a solitary stage. It does this through the cell development process of transdifferentiation. Cell transdifferentiation is when the jellyfish "alters the differentiated state of the cell and transforms it into a new cell". In this process the medusa of the immortal jellyfish is transformed into the polyps of a new polyp colony. First, the umbrella reverts itself and then the tentacles and mesoglea get resorbed. The reverted medusa then attaches itself to the substrate by the end that had been at the opposite end of the umbrella and starts giving rise to new polyps to form the new colony. Theoretically, this process can go on indefinitely, effectively rendering the jellyfish biologically immortal, although in nature, most Turritopsis, like other medusae, are likely to succumb to predation or disease in the plankton stage, without reverting to the polyp form. No single specimen has been observed for any extended period, so it is not currently possible to estimate the age of an individual, and so even if this species has the potential for immortality, there is no laboratory evidence of many generations surviving from any individual.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppP03ERHbUI&feature=related

Animated .gif related.


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