This is one of the most famous and noticeable structures in #Bukhara and photographed widely. Standing on the one end of the Po - i- Kalyan square together with the Mir I Arab Madressa and beautiful Kalyan mosque and Courtyard is one of the most remarkable monuments in Uzbekistan.
Seals are semiaquatic marine mammals. They have four flippers, so are in a category of animals known as pinnipedia which means 'fin-footed'. The pinnipeds group contains 3 families: phocidae, the earless or true seal (eg. common seal), otaridae, eared seals (eg. fur seals and sea lions) and odobenidae(walrus). Seals are believed to have evolved from land based, bear or otter-like ancestors.
There are around 33 species of seals.
Seals are found in most waters of the world, mainly in the Arctic and Antarctic but also in some areas of the tropics.
Seals have a layer of fat under skin called blubber, which keeps them warm in cold water. Their slick fur coat is streamlined for gliding through water.
A seal's whiskers help it to detect prey in dark murky waters.
Seals live on average for 25 - 30 years, females usually live longer than males.
Seals range in size from about 1 m (3 ft 3 in) and 45 kg (100 lb) such as the earless Baikal seal and eared Galapagos fur seal, up to the 5 m (16 ft) and 3,200 kg (7,100 lb) southern elephant seal.
The seal is a carnivorous mammal that usually feeds on fish, squid, shellfish, crustaceans or sea birds. Some, like the leopard seal, eat other species of seals.
Seals mainly live in the water, they only come ashore to mate, give birth, moult or escape from predators such as orca whales and sharks.
Because they can spend months at sea, seals can sleep underwater.
Some seal species can hold their breath for nearly two hours underwater by slowing their heart beat and conserving oxygen.
About once a year a female seal, called a cow, gives birth to one pup on land.
Humans have traditionally hunted seals for their meat, blubber and fur coats, however seals are now protected by international law. They are still commonly kept in captivity though and sometimes trained to perform tricks and tasks.
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Driving 64 miles through remote northern New Mexico, the last thirteen on a dirt road (swipe for the viewwwwwws) that follows the course of the Chama River, to this peaceful scene..
A Ghost Ranch employee had told Colby and me about Monk’s Ale, and how we could find it some places locally, but we should really go check out the Monastery- it’s not far from the Ranch.
We pretty quickly found Abbey Brewing beer in a few local Santa Fe places (try it if you can find it!), but it would be months before I made it out to the monastery.
In the summer, the roadside campgrounds are populated by scout groups and kayakers running the river; but in the winter, there are few cars. You just drive through miles of hilly desert and roaming cattle and no cell service and then, all at once, you’re there. And it’s instantly so peaceful.
First time I saw this lagoon, climbing to laguna 69, It was very windy and there were no reflections in the water ☹️. Luckily a few hours later, when we were climbing down, the wind had calmed down and I was able to take this reflection shot 🥳🏔🏞
📍Montevideo, Uruguay 🇺🇾
🇩🇰: Vi udforskede resten af Montevideo på gåben, på vores sidste dag. Vi fandt en masse små gader med farvede huse.
🇬🇧: During our last day in Montevideo, we explored a new part of the city by foot and discovered lots of cute coloured houses.