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Posted on 22nd Jul at 11:55 PM, with 19,373 notes

belas-imagens:

nubbsgalorephotos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts

Posted on 22nd Jul at 11:51 PM, with 388 notes

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Posted on 22nd Jul at 11:49 PM, with 19,421 notes
sextoyconfessions:

elizabethclaret:

gradientlair:

Three fabulous Black ballerinas, Ashley Murphy, Ebony Williams and Misty Copeland are on the cover of Pointe for June/July 2014. Stunning cover. They’re so beautiful. I’ve never bought a ballet magazine but I want a copy of this to read their story and to keep. ❤
Oh and their brown pointe shoes. IMPORTANT. 

I never realized pointe shoes were meant to match your skin tone. It makes perfect sense now, but it seriously never occurred to me, because all the pointe shoes I’ve ever seen were pink or some shade of pink/white.
Yay for learning something new today! Boo for having to learn it because of a lack of representation of people of color in ballet…. well, fucking everywhere, but in this specific case…

Yeah, they were always “flesh” coloured to accentuate and elongate the legs…. Growing up, I always hated having to either wear pink or black shoes because it just didn’t have the same look and made me stick out even more. 
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sextoyconfessions:

elizabethclaret:

gradientlair:

Three fabulous Black ballerinas, Ashley Murphy, Ebony Williams and Misty Copeland are on the cover of Pointe for June/July 2014. Stunning cover. They’re so beautiful. I’ve never bought a ballet magazine but I want a copy of this to read their story and to keep. 

Oh and their brown pointe shoes. IMPORTANT. 

I never realized pointe shoes were meant to match your skin tone. It makes perfect sense now, but it seriously never occurred to me, because all the pointe shoes I’ve ever seen were pink or some shade of pink/white.

Yay for learning something new today! Boo for having to learn it because of a lack of representation of people of color in ballet…. well, fucking everywhere, but in this specific case…

Yeah, they were always “flesh” coloured to accentuate and elongate the legs…. Growing up, I always hated having to either wear pink or black shoes because it just didn’t have the same look and made me stick out even more. 

Posted on 22nd Jul at 11:45 PM, with 174,782 notes
tupacabra:

you’ve been hit by
you’ve been struck by
a smooth criminal
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tupacabra:

you’ve been hit by

you’ve been struck by

a smooth criminal

Posted on 22nd Jul at 11:43 PM, with 3,265 notes

Karen Gillan at the “Guardians of the Galaxy” premiere in Hollywood

Posted on 22nd Jul at 11:41 PM, with 25,997 notes

allons-brie:

AU where we’re all well rested and everyone loves their job

Posted on 22nd Jul at 11:40 PM, with 295,073 notes
elfauno:

Finally, some good advice from Cosmo
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elfauno:

Finally, some good advice from Cosmo

Posted on 22nd Jul at 11:39 PM, with 25,760 notes

I’ve had enough, I’ve seen enough, I want it to end, I don’t care anymore!

Posted on 22nd Jul at 7:08 PM, with 83,580 notes
that-big-gay-impala:

THE SARCASM IN THIS POST IN LETHAL
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that-big-gay-impala:

THE SARCASM IN THIS POST IN LETHAL

Posted on 22nd Jul at 7:08 PM, with 491,985 notes

treeswithmemories:

still the best thing thats ever come out of his mouth

Posted on 22nd Jul at 2:49 PM, with 73,159 notes

frackinsweet:

blondejean:

best fanfic tropes:

  • 'i guess we'll have to share the bed'
  • 'maybe we should pretend to date'
  • 'oh no….look like we trapped in this closet together….'
  • 'my room mate is kind of hot?????'

You forgot

  • I can’t go alone to my ex’s wedding
  • Omg our car broke down in a snowstorm
  • Hot single dad hires broke babysitter
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