Images from Owl Scouts and Project Astoria, by Todd Baxter (


Trevor Paglen - They Watch the Moon (2010)

"This photograph depicts a classified ‘listening station’ deep in the forests of West Virginia.

The station is located at the center of the National Radio Quiet Zone, a region of approximately 34,000 square kilometers in West Virginia and parts of Maryland.

Within the Quiet Zone, radio transmissions are severely restricted: omnidirectional and high-powered transmissions (such as wireless internet devices and FM radio stations) are not permitted.

The listening station, which forms part of the global ECHELON system, was designed in part to take advantage of a phenomenon called moonbounce.

Moonbounce involves capturing communications and telemetry signals from around the world as they escape into space, hit the moon, and are reflected back towards Earth.

The photograph is a long exposure under the full moon light.”

To be alive

To be alive: not just the carcass
But the spark.
That’s crudely put, but…

If we’re not supposed to dance,
Why all this music?

—— Gregory Orr  (via artemisdreaming)


national zoo pygmy falcon.


Twin Peaks Tuesday Wednesday & Thursday
Season 2, Episode 9: Arbitrary Law

hashtag truedetectivecouldnever

❝ The only thing more terrifying than seeing the devil is no longer being able to see the devil. ❞
—— Welcome To Night Vale, Visitor (via thegoddessofthorns)

The cinematography of Roger Deakins

Forty years ago, a vast molten cavity known as the Darvaza crater – nicknamed the “door to hell” – opened up in the desert of north Turkmenistan, and has been burning ever since. Now, Canadian explorer George Kourounis has became the first to make the descent into the fiery pit to look for signs of life (x)

#there’s a gaping hellmouth in the turkmen desert  #and canadians are descending into it to search for traces of infernal life  #in preparation ‘[kourounis] even had a hollywood stunt expert set him on fire a few times’ [elucipher]