natural-nation

San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge stretches into a sea of fog, as seen from a helicopter. California’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which borders the bridge, is just as stunning at ground level. To the west, Kirby Cove features fantastic views and camping, while Fort Baker to the east offers crabbing, kayaking and hiking near a historic U.S. Army post. Sunset photo courtesy of Engel Ching.

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Sleepy elephant (I love when it breathes and it’s like a foot away from its head)

Touring the Gifford Pinchot National Forest: Randle to Burley Mountain, Washington, 2016

http://www.stevebisig.com/touring-the-gifford-pinchot-national-forest-randle-to-burley-mountain-washington-2016/

An Egyptian crocodile mummy was on display at a Dutch museum for nearly 200 years before anyone realized it was accompanied by dozens of babies. The 2,500-year-old, 10-ft-long croc recently underwent a 3D CT scan that revealed at least 47 individually-wrapped babies, which were likely mummified as an offering to the crocodile god Sobek. Source Source 2

The baby reptiles can be seen in blue.