Julie Delpy by Stéphane Coutelle (1990)
Ryan Giggs and his last professional game, 23 years after his first.
"Only two players made me cry when watching football, one was Diego Maradona and the other Ryan Giggs." - Alessandro Del Piero
"Ryan makes you believe there is a football God." - Ron Atkinson
"Eric Cantona is a great player, but he’s not as good as Ryan Giggs." - Johann Cruyff
“Like Best, there is a special fantasia about him.” - Fabio Capello
“All of us at Juventus agreed Manchester United were the best side we met in the Champions League. They have so many talented young players and can only get better and better. Giggs is truly world class” - Zinedine Zidane
“I remember the first time I saw him. He was 13 and just floated over the ground like a cocker spaniel chasing a piece of silver paper in the wind.” - Sir Alex Ferguson
hammer time. schools of scalloped hammerhead sharks photographed in the galapagos by (click pic) alexander safanov, montgomery gilchrist, eric h cheng, norbert wu, franco banfi, todd aki, chris newbert and larry gatz.
scalloped hammerhead populations have declined by over 95 percent in the past thirty years, largely due to the shark fin trade. this summer, scalloped hammerheads became the first species of shark to be protected by the u.s. endangered species act, one of the world’s strongest wildlife conservation laws.
the manuscripts of the masters: scientists
pete g. allinson spends four days to a week trying to photograph the sperm whales off the coast of dominica. there are about 150 whales living in the area, and allinson uses a hydrophone to find their general location, and then waits patiently for the whales come to the surface to breathe and socialize.
allinson, giving the whales plenty of space and using a snorkel so as not disturb the animals with the bubbles of a scuba tanks, then gets into the water in the hopes that they will approach him.
notes allison, “when they interact with us they approach us very closely, rolling over again and again, trying to get us to rub their abdomens and bodies. when you start getting close to them you feel nervous and intimidated, and then as they interact with you feel intense pleasure. you realise they are intelligent.”
he adds, “they are truly beautiful creatures and i photograph them in the hopes of helping to save the whales. the more people who understand these wonderful animals the better”
sperm whales have been hunted for the last three hundred years by those seeking the oily white spermeceti found in its head, which has been used in everything from lamp oil to cosmetics to pharmaceutical compounds, and which gives the whales their name.
currently listed as a vulnerable species, sperm whale numbers have rebounded thanks to hunting bans, though this still puts them at a fraction of their pre whaling numbers.
I just want to date someone who likes pizza and Netflix. I want someone who likes music. Someone who enjoys fun and good things. Someone who uses the pointy end of a fork when they eat food. I want to date someone with a skeletal structure and a collection of internal organs that work together to maintain homeostasis.