Category Archives: Nature

Orchid Mantis

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Amazing camouflage from the orchid mantis.

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How Animals Eat Their Food

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Creatures from the Mariana Trench

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From a really cool gallery on Imgur, some photographs on creatures from the Mariana Trench. Above is the aptly-named Fanfin Seadevil, and below are Hatchet Fish.

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Creatures from the Mariana Trench   [Imgur]

Death by Immersion

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Interesting photograph by Johannes Bojesen, in National Geographic:

The sheep had drowned while trying to cross a small canal in the meadow-swamp ‘Tøndermasken’ in southern Jylland in Denmark. Birds had eaten every part above the surface and everything under was left totally untouched.

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The Earthquake Rose

 

The image above shows the record of a magnitude 6.8 earthquake that shook Olympia, Washington in 2001. It was discovered in a sand-tracing pendulum by shop-owner Jason Ward. According to seismologists, the rose in the middle was created by the high-frequency waves that arrived first, with the larger oscillations around it being caused by the lower-frequency oscillations that arrived later.

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Happy Hallowe’en!

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Cold Stethoscope

A newborn gorilla at the Melbourne Zoo gets a medical checkup and expresses surprise at the cold stethoscope.

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