Amazing camouflage from the orchid mantis.
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.
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.
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.