Named one of the planet’s most breathtaking migrations, the Christmas Island red crab exodus is a natural phenomenon that continues to astonish.
Making it onto CNN Travel’s recent list of the “10 most spectacular wildlife migrations,” the island’s annual red crab migration is an astounding event that involves the movement of millions of vividly colored crabs as they leave their in-land homes to breed and release eggs into the sea.
An Australian territory, Christmas Island lies some 2,600 kilometers north-west of Perth in the middle of the Indian Ocean. While just 1,500 people live there, it is home to an estimated 120 million crabs.
This koala joey was found abandoned beside a road in Brisbane, Australia last month. Named after the man who discovered him, Raymond was dehydrated and skinny, and weighed just 260g. It is believed his mother was either been hit by a car or was too ill to care for the 2-3-month-old. Initially, carers feared that Raymond wouldn’t survive because he weighed so little and wouldn’t feed properly. Julie Zyzniewski, who is looking after him, says: He had to be coaxed to feed. He was frail and his future was uncertain. Suddenly, one day he decided life wasn’t so bad and he has been absolutely powering along ever since.
Now, Raymond spends his days sitting at Julie’s desk, where she is able to feed him his diet of special bottle formula every three hours. According to Julie she is fortunate that her boss Paulette Jones has a soft spot for wildlife.
I am so very tired of anything vaguely art deco-ish being labeled as “Gatsby.” Especially considering that the art deco of the movie is the bold lines and geometric shapes of the 1930s and not the vibrant colors, fluid shapes, and exoticism of the art deco of the 1920s. In the early 1920s, when the book is set, things were still pretty Edwardian. Ironically enough, one thing the movie gets consistently wrong with the costuming is that the costumes really aren’t extravagant enough. Women wore elaborate headdresses embroidered with pearls and metallic thread and their dresses often had long trains and swags of lush silk and velvet. The late 1910s and early 1920s are my favorite fashion era because so much is it is so fantastic.