Where there are wolves, there are ravens. Ravens follow wolves around a lot, mostly because they just seem to like them. They aren’t known to follow other predators and they prefer to eat with the wolves instead of alone. Source
wait are you telling me that wolves keep ravens as pets
cause this is the most goth thing ever since My Immortal
It would be an easier way for the raven’s to get food. And I bet the wolf doesn’t mind the companionship either.
it’s mutualism! Ravens circle ungulate herds and wolf packs, wolves see them, find the animal faster, kill the animal and open up the carcass(which ravens can’t peck through), and then the ravens eat and the nice juicy bits.
oh, and the pet anology is back-assward. ravens play with wolves. and more importantly, wolf pups. you know how animals raised together from a young age are super tolerant of one another? ravens exploit that to get better access to carcasses.
yeah i was gonna say it sounds more like the ravens are keeping the wolves as pets
This is an interesting case of human language parameters (or, anyway, English language parameters) influencing the tone of a neutral fact. The intimation of an owner/pet relationship is the result of a species who hasn’t been anywhere but top of the food chain in living memory, and for whom creatures of the wild have long since been tamed and house-broken.
However, ~500,000 years ago, when early humans were first emerging from Africa, we developed a similar relationship with wolves. It’s theorized that humans and wolves, both being highly social pack hunters, noticed the similarity in their hunting styles and quickly learned the benefit of a creature on the hunt.
This is one of my favorite images of prehistoric man, and one that doesn’t appear much in media- wolf teaching man, through action, of the habits and strategies necessary to take down the megafauna of the time. Man and wolf as equals in a world of giants, hesitantly friendly when time permitted. Before we were the masters of the world, we were just another animal. These sorts of mutualistic relationships are more common in nature than one might expect, but that’s entirely because we approach it from a human exceptionalist perspective.
A black man rides a bus restricted to whites only, in Durban. In an act of resistance to South Africa’s apartheid policies, 1986.
look at their faces. upset that this black man dared to exist in their space
It’s sad how terrified he looks.
the fear in his eyes man :/
not even “their space”. Europeans invaded South Africa, separated Black people from their own country and dared to be aghast at their want to considered humans. This was just 28 years ago, guys!!
Don’t let the black and white picture fool you. These are recent, even current events.
most if not everyone in this picture is still alive
Witnesses say they asked Britney why she shaved her head and her response was, “I’m tired of plugging things into it. I’m tired of people touching me.”
T-Pain: “That was the most beautiful thing in the world. Do you know why she was shaving her head? Because it was so important to other people. She is like, “Listen. Don’t touch my hair anymore. Stop touching my hair.” People were like, “We’ve got to make your hair before you go outside. You can’t leave.” She went … “Now I don’t have hair. What you going to do?”
The older I get the more her breakdown seems less ‘unbalanced’ and more ‘completely understandable’.
I read this out loud to boyfriend and he just went “ohhhhhhhhh”
CEOs all runnin around terrified of blue shells from the homeless
Toph and her standards
wait. Toph didn’t say this to demonstrate that she had ridiculous standards that her daughters could never live up to. it was to demonstrate how powerful Toph is. Because if her amazing daughters “never picked it up all that well”, then toph must be a god at it.
Jim Crow 2.0
nothing’s changed. it’s just evolved.
devil stay pulling tricks.
White supremacists have successfully infiltrated police departments across the U.S.
Tegan Quin, Ted Gowans, Sara Quin, and Chris Walla.
tegan and sara’s last names are quin?
and their parents DIDN’T name them “Palan” “Mana” or “Algon” ??
This incredible photo marks the end of Matador Torero Alvaro Munera’s career. He collapsed in remorse mid-fight when he realized he was having to prompt this otherwise gentle beast to fight. He went on to become an avid opponent of bullfights. Even grievously wounded by picadors, he did not attack this man.
Torrero Munera is quoted as saying of this moment: “And suddenly, I looked at the bull. He had this innocence that all animals have in their eyes, and he looked at me with this pleading. It was like a cry for justice, deep down inside of me. I describe it as being like a prayer - because if one confesses, it is hoped, that one is forgiven. I felt like the worst shit on earth.”
I’ve reblogged this at least two other times but this is possibly one of my favorite photos ever.The bull is just like ‘hey r u ok?’ it’s so powerful
I’m going to cry :c
This is a practice that needs to end.
I second the comment about the ending. It’s horrible and barbaric!
LOOK AT THIS BEAUTIFUL LITTLE THING OH MY GOD
Pretty sure that cat is using its magical powers to turn the plants around itself orange for camouflage. Yup, that’s it.
They say Aslan is on the move.