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ShukerNature · 5d ago

DEMYSTIFYING THE DODO OF NAZARETH

An adult female specimen of the dodo's closest relative, the Rodrigues solitaire, as drawn in 1708 by French explorer François Leguat and thereby constituting the only illustration of this now-extinct flightless species prepared by someone who direct...
ShukerNature · 3W ago

A MEETING WITH MEDUSA - VISITING VALENCE HOUSE MUSEUM'S 'DINOSAURS, HARRYHAUSEN AND ME' EXHIBITION IN DAGENHAM, ENGLAND

A meeting with Medusa: here am I in an almost too-close-for-comfort encounter with Greek m...
ShukerNature · 1M ago

PITCHING IN WITH NEWS OF A GIANT MYSTERY PITCHER PLANT

Do truly gargantuan pitcher plants, bearing pitchers far greater and more capacious in size than those of any species currently known to science, still await formal discovery and description? (public domain)As someone with a longstanding interest
ShukerNature · 1M ago

IT'S THE BIGGEST AMBLYPYGID IN THE WORLD! WHIPPING UP SOME INTEREST IN WHIP SCORPIONS

Exquisite engraving from 1898 of Phrynus tessellatus, a Caribbean species of amblypygid or tailless whip scorpion (public domain)Readers of a certain age (i.e. my own or older) will
ShukerNature · 1M ago

REARING HER LION X TIGER HYBRID CUBS WITH DOGGED DETERMINATION! A SHUKERNATURE PICTURE HISTORY EXCLUSIVE

Vintage picture postcard from my collection, depicting a canine foster mother with her tri...
ShukerNature · 1M ago

IDENTIFYING A LOST MULTICOLOURED RACING PIGEON IN MIJAS - LET'S ALL DO OUR BEST TO HELP THIS POOR LITTLE SPANISH STRAY TO FIND ITSELF BACK HOME

The unexpectedly colourful pigeon encountered and photographed at Mijas, Spain, by Steve M...
ShukerNature · 1M ago

THE MERMAID OF HARALDSKAER - THE FISHY TALE OF A FISHY TAIL (AND SKELETON!) DISPLAYED AT THE DANISH NATIONAL MUSEUM

The mermaid of Haraldskaer's skeleton, exhibited at the Danish National Museum, Copenhagen, in 2012 (© Danish National Museum – reproduced here on a strictly educational, non-commercial Fair Use basis, for review purposes only)
ShukerNature · 1M ago

'THE SHAPE OF WATER' - A SHUKERNATURE REVIEW

Film still featuring the Amazonian gill man from The Shape of Water (2017 - first screened on 13 February 2018 in the UK) and a publicity poster for it (© Guillermo Del Toro/TSG Entertainmen...
ShukerNature · 2M ago

WHEN BIGFOOT CELEBRATED THANKSGIVING WITH THE PILGRIM FATHERS? A SHUKERNATURE PICTURE OF THE DAY

Painting of a Pilgrim Fathers Thanksgiving feast seemingly attended by a sasquatch! (Publi...
ShukerNature · 2M ago

BEHOLD, UNEEKA! UNCOVERING A HITHERTO-FORGOTTEN PHOTOGRAPH OF THE ONLY LIVING LIJAGUPARD EVER TO BE EXHIBITED IN BRITAIN – A SHUKERNATURE WORLD-EXCLUSIVE!

Newly-uncovered by me, the only known photograph of Uneeka the lijagupard in the living state (from the archives of Dr Karl Shuker)