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Vladimir and Véra Nabokov. Nabokov wrote "Lolita" while travelling on butterfly-collection trips in the western United States that he undertook every summer. Nabokov never learned to drive, type, fold an umbrella, or answer the telephone. Véra acted as "secretary, typist, editor, proofreader, translator and bibliographer; his agent, business manager, legal counsel and chauffeur; his research assistant, teaching assistant and professorial understudy."

Vladimir and Véra Nabokov. Nabokov wrote "Lolita" while travelling on butterfly-collection trips in the western United States that he undertook every summer. Nabokov never learned to drive, type, fold an umbrella, or answer the telephone. Véra acted as "secretary, typist, editor, proofreader, translator and bibliographer; his agent, business manager, legal counsel and chauffeur; his research assistant, teaching assistant and professorial understudy."

Charles Waterton Capturing a Cayman (detail) by Captain Edward Jones, 1825-26

Charles Waterton Capturing a Cayman (detail) by Captain Edward Jones, 1825-26

a polar bear skull on a windowsill in greenland. white on white on white on white...

a polar bear skull on a windowsill in greenland. white on white on white on white...

This fish looks like a bat. ‘Deepstar explores the ocean floor’, National geographic, 1980.

This fish looks like a bat. ‘Deepstar explores the ocean floor’, National geographic, 1980.

atelier des peupliers

atelier des peupliers

Nudibranch eggs.

Nudibranch eggs.

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