Octopus with coconut shell.
Katydid Nymph (Olcinia or Sathrophyllia sp., Cymatomerini, Pseudophyllinae, Tettigonidae)
by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China
See more Chinese grasshoppers and crickets on my Flickr site HERE…..
A British soldier removing the leg-irons of a slave, 1800s.
The British Empire was the first power to abolish the slave trade (although slavery had been illegal in England itself since 1102), and was very active in the disruption of the Atlantic slave trade - the Royal Navy’s West Africa Squadron was established a year after the Slave Trade Act 1807, and at its peak employed a sixth of the Royal Navy’s ships and marines in order to “prevent a continuance of the traffic in slaves.” Over its 60-year career, it freed 150,000 Africans and captured 1,600 slave ships.
HMS Victory 104 gun First Rate Ship of the Line. Laid down in 1759, launched in 1761 and Admiral Nelson’s Flagship at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
She is the oldest Commissioned warship in the world, as she is still in the Royal Navy.
Her crew was 821 men at Trafalgar, from Admiral Lord Nelson to Ships boys leaning the sailors skills.
It is said her first broadside at the battle of Trafalgar, as she broke the Franco-Spanish line, killed and wounded over 400 of the enemy.
You can visit her if you are ever in Portsmouth, Hampshire England…
me trying to be friendly
Girls Run From The D Like…