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eleanasound:

The Last Japanese Mermaids 

For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing villages made a remarkable livelihood hunting the ocean for oysters and abalone, a sea snail that produces pearls. They are known as Ama. The few women left still make their living by filling their lungs with air and diving for long periods of time deep into the Pacific ocean, with nothing more than a mask and flippers.

In the mid 20th century, Iwase Yoshiyuki returned to the fishing village where he grew up and photographed these women when the unusual profession was still very much alive. After graduating from law school, Yoshiyuki had been given an early Kodak camera and found himself drawn to the ancient tradition of the ama divers in his hometown. His photographs are thought to be the only comprehensive documentation of the near-extinct tradition in existence

fat-birds:

mollybee93: When I went on a study abroad in Panama, we ran into several of these guys in the rainforest. It’s called The Great Tinamou. Basically looks like a mourning dove inflated like a balloon. I’ve always loved fat birds and this has been one of the best fat birds I’ve ever seen. So glad there is a whole blog dedicated to them <3
this is so great and I am so glad you have submitted this picture ahhh
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Camera
Fujifilm FinePix S8350
ISO
800
Aperture
f/6.5
Exposure
1/140th
Focal Length
112mm

fat-birds:

: When I went on a study abroad in Panama, we ran into several of these guys in the rainforest. It’s called The Great Tinamou. Basically looks like a mourning dove inflated like a balloon. I’ve always loved fat birds and this has been one of the best fat birds I’ve ever seen. So glad there is a whole blog dedicated to them <3

this is so great and I am so glad you have submitted this picture ahhh

shavostars:

I think about pokemon in non-battle situations a lot. Like pokemon who have been trained/raised to be helpers and assistants than to be battle partners.

Pokemon visiting hospitals to cheer patients up like dogs and cats do. Or ones that help kids learn to read, speak, swim, go through therapy?! Even pokemon who’s abilities help owners with specific disabilities?!

I love thinking of pokemon outside of battle situations.

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