Cave Painting, Papua New Guinea
Photo: Amy Toensing
For generations people in the region have marked cave walls with stenciled handprints. These prints were made with clay-based paint, but in other caves, crimson stains tell the story of a bloody initiation ritual for young men.
Dear mother of god
I can finally finish red?!?!?
keeping this here
Why could this not have appeared AFTER my exams?
I love tumblr. It brings me links that make my life.
Welp, there goes my afternoon.
I AM SCREAMING
I’ll just leave this here.
Walrus Skull, Bristol Bay
Photo: Michael Melford
A walrus skull sits alone in a field of wildflowers. Each spring thousands of walruses return to the Walrus Islands in northern Bristol Bay to feed, rest, and sometimes die.
Photo: David Doubilet
Sunlight and shadows highlight a river Bushman in a canoe in the Okavango River. When the river swells and floods, it creates an alluvial fan of more than 10,000 square miles (26,000 square kilometers).