Leonardo DiCaprio photographed by David LaChapelle
here is what i like.that is all.
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Linda Holmes writes about the gender roles of the main characters in the Hunger Games movies and how unusual they are for a mainstream blockbuster film.
But one of the most unusual things about Katniss isn’t the way she defies typical gender roles for heroines, but the way Peeta, her arena…
This is one of my favorite herbs. It is strong, grows very quickly (outside or in greenhouse, it doesn’t really matter) and the roots aren’t as aggressive as those of mint for example (which is the same family). It’s taste is slightly different - milder than mint and the scent is more lemony. Tea made from the leaves will calm you down, it helps you fall asleep and if you let it cool and add some ice you get quite refreshing drink (you can add some lemon as well).
To make the tea, just pour hot water over some leaves and leave it for about 3-5 minutes.
Winter is eagle-hunting season in Mongolia, so here’s another photo of an eagle-hunter by Jimmy Nelson.
Members of the Kazakh ethnic minority in Western Mongolia capture golden eagle chicks and train them to take down wild sheep, foxes, and even wolves. After ten or fifteen years, the eagles are returned to the wild to live out the rest of their lives and hatch the next generation of hunting eagles.
Eagle hunters are called “berkutchis”.
Stunning Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish
Photographer Visarute Angkatavanich gets incredibly close up to capture these stunning portraits of Siamese fighting fish in graceful, dancerly poses. The Thai photographer uses perfectly placed lighting to create the dramatic highlights and shadows that give personality to each little finned creature.
The photographs convey a sense of elegance that sits in direct contrast to the territorial nature of the popular freshwater aquarium fish. As they twist and turn and form captivating curves, Angkatavanich times his shots perfectly to capture the magnificence of the individual forms. His subjects are set against either a stark black or white background and the beauty of the flowing fins is playfully complemented by each naturally fierce facial expression.
The Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens) also known as betta, is a popular species of freshwater aquarium fish. The wild ancestors of this fish are native to the rice paddies of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam and are called pla-kad (literally biting fish) in Thai. They tend to be rather aggressive.
The people of Siam and Malaya (now Thailand and Malaysia) are known to have collected these fish prior to the 19th century.
In the wild, bettas spar for only a few minutes or so before one fish backs off. Bred specifically for fighting, domesticated betta matches can go on for much longer, with winners determined by a willingness to continue fighting. Once one fish retreats, the match is over. Seeing the popularity of these fights, the king of Siam started licensing and collecting these fighting fish.
Although known for their brilliant colors and large, flowing fins, the natural coloration of B. splendens is a dull green, browns and gray, and the fins of wild specimens are relatively short. Brilliantly colored and longer-finned varieties have been developed through selective breeding.
Don’t mind the goldfish