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Today I was reminded of high school reading other people’s Xangas and not knowing Conor Oberst as a musician from like being famous and thinking the person writing that particular Xanga had a crush on a guy from school who may or may not have actually been named Conor but damned if I didn’t think he was named that
Orthoclase with a lattice pattern inclusions of llmenite and Hematite.
The inclusions are actually dark but when light hits the stone at just the right angels it shines with beautiful iridescence!
Harts Range, Australia
“A large school of mobula rays fades into the waters of Baja, Mexico. “The rays were moving quite fast and it was hard enough keeping up with them from the surface, let alone diving down to take a closer look,” writes photographer Eduardo Lopez Negrete. Mobula rays are often referred to as flying rays due to their fondness for breaching.” — the 2014 National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest
Let’s also keep in mind that a mobula ray can reach 17 foot (5.2 meter) wingspan and weigh over a ton. Freaky or cool?