Reported on February 8th, 2017, this orange alligator was spotted in Hanahan, South Carolina. Much like the alligator of the same color that was photographed in 2011, there are a few causes that could have made this creature the color it appears.
Jay Butfiloski, the Department of Natural Resources’ Alligator Program Coordinator, believes that the alligator might be this color because of where it was residing during the colder months. He said “[It] might be iron oxide that has discolored it" after it had been living in a rusty pipe. Others believe it could be because of the high amount of clay deposits in the area. However Butfiloski does not deny that this could be a new color mutation entirely.
Niaz Uddin (aka @neohumanity) is a photographer, filmmaker, certified scuba diver and computer programmer currently based out of Los Angeles. Using the earths many beautiful landscapes as his subject, each of Uddin’s colorful aerial shots perfectly capture the best visual inspiration our planet has to offer.
Another humans are weird thing, inspired by that one epic
post on touching blue octopi and cone snails, and why you don’t ever fucking do
Humans love bright-colored things. We love butterflies; we
keep parrots and certain snakes as pets; and we breed plants and some animal
species specifically to make them more brightly colored. We paint our nurseries
bright, primary colors, we dye our clothes, we even color our own hair...
From any reasonable alien’s perspective, this is insane.
Polly, the parrot: Polly wanna cracker!
Jut, the carnivore: What is that??!
Osheen, the human: That’s my parrot! They’re a bird from the
equatorial regions of earth. They are very intelligent and can be taught to
(first-bud-opens), the autotroph: It’s pretty! Strange,
though; I thought humans were omnivores.
Osheen: We are?
(first-bud-opens): But… aren’t bright colors unsettling, for
a heterotrophic species? Jut is trembling.
Polly: Wanna cracker! Now, pitiful mortal!
Osheen: Haha, well, I admit the speech can be a little strange,
but birds can be pretty smart! About on the scale of your yini, Jut. Here, give
her a cracker.
Jut: Is it poisonous?
Osheen: Well, she’s not venomous. Never tried to take a bite
of her myself.
Jut, quietly, to (first-bud-opens): …humans.
Zie does not give her a cracker.
…because bright colors are an indication of actual poison,
and what’s the first thing humans do when they see something bright? Oh, yes, do our very best to touch it. Maybe take it as a pet. And it’s
not like we don’t know that bright
colors indicate poison. We know and then
we touch stuff anyway. Humans are crazy.
i’m super glad i found artist nate duval’s etsy shop, nateduval — we have one of his tame impala posters from the greek in berkeley framed in our place!! LOVE his graphic style and colorful vibe. these hard enamel pins feature a trio of terrains: mountain, desert, and ocean — i dig ‘em all.