Art by Russian painter Vasily Vereshchagin (1842-1904) who traveled all over the world, saw things that few men of his generation did, and painted them without apology. Top to bottom: In Jerusalem, Royal Tombs; Arab on a Camel; Sunset in Himalayas; Mausoleum of Shah-i-Zinda in Samarkand; Taj Mahal, Evening; Fire of Zamoskvorechye; In Defeated Moscow; The three main gods in a Chingacheling Buddhist monastery in Sikkim; Present Trophies; and Defeated, Requiem, a scene from the Russo-Turkish war in which a priest waves incense over the dead on the battlefield.
Possibly one of the more underrated painters of modern history.
The Binturong or Bearcat, Arctictis binturong,
… is widespread in dense forests of south and southeast Asia. Primarily a frugivore (fruit eater), it is also known to also eat carrion, small invertebrates, fish, birds, eggs, leaves, and shoots.
Throughout the binturong’s range, there has been loss and degradation of forests through logging and conversion of forests to non-forest land-uses. The species is listed as Vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) because of a population decline, estimated to be more than 30% over the last 30 years…
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Image by Tim Strater from Rotterdam, Nederland via Wikimedia Commons & Flickr