Rescued owl at Buffalo Bill Draper Museum raptor experience. Amelia the short-eared owl caught her left wing in a barbed-wire fence which had to be amputated. [OC]

Rescued owl at Buffalo Bill Draper Museum raptor experience. Amelia the short-eared owl caught her left wing in a barbed-wire fence which had to be amputated. [OC]

“Bombs explode on Ywataung-Myitkyina railway line near the Irrawaddy River in Burma, during a raid by Bristol Blenheims of No. 167 Wing RAF operating from airfields in India.” WW2. [3248×2480]

“Bombs explode on Ywataung-Myitkyina railway line near the Irrawaddy River in Burma, during a raid by Bristol Blenheims of No. 167 Wing RAF operating from airfields in India.” WW2. [3248×2480]

A flute from Hohle Fels created from the wing bone of a Griffon vulture >35,000 years ago. Here’s the raw material for the world’s oldest flute – the wing bones of the Griffon vulture [2048×1412]

A flute from Hohle Fels created from the wing bone of a Griffon vulture >35,000 years ago. Here’s the raw material for the world’s oldest flute – the wing bones of the Griffon vulture [2048×1412]

Parallel fibers that stiffened a pterosaur’s wing membrane—each just two-thousandths of an inch (0.05 millimeters) thick—are visible in this fossil of a Rhamphorhynchus. The fossil was found in Germany’s Solnhofen limestone beds, where incredibly fine grain preserves minute details [1280×1024]

Parallel fibers that stiffened a pterosaur’s wing membrane—each just two-thousandths of an inch (0.05 millimeters) thick—are visible in this fossil of a Rhamphorhynchus. The fossil was found in Germany’s Solnhofen limestone beds, where incredibly fine grain preserves minute details [1280×1024]