awkwardsituationist

awkwardsituationist:

"chimpanzees have blurred the line that once existed between ‘man’ and ‘beast’. the chimpanzees taught us that, after all, we humans aren’t as unique, compared to the rest of the animal kingdom, as we used to think."

"if only we can overcome cruelty, to human and animal, with love and compassion we shall stand at the threshold of a new era in human moral and spiritual evolution — and realize, at last, our most unique quality: humanity."

jane goodall, born april 3rd, 1934. (photos by michael nichols and hugo van lawick)

awkwardsituationist

awkwardsituationist:

victor lyagushkin and a team of divers, who can be seen swimming with a bioluminescent green algae, were the first to begin exploration of blue lake, located near the caucasus mountains in southern russia.

the lake’s sapphire coloured water, which comes exclusively from underwater tributaries, is a result of its high level of hydrogen sulphide. over time, these tributaries have dissolved layers of soluble bedrock, leaving behind the lake and its extensive cave system made of stronger rock. known as a karst lake, blue lake is believed to be the deepest of is kind at 800 feet.

given its location along the ancient silk route, and the uniform cold temperature of its water, the lake is thought to hold many well preserved historic artifacts.

in january of 2012, andrei rodionov, a member of victor’s team, died in a subsequent dive exploring the lake after an equipment failure, while martin robson was placed in intensive care after attempting a technically complex and dangerous nine hour, 209 meter dive.