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These stunning pictures of ants were photographed by talented Russian creative, Andrey Pavlov. They show real live ants undertaking a variety of different creative poses for the camera—it must have taken him ages to get the photographs just right. From fighting wasps, walking on a twig-bridge and riding a makeshift buggy, these images are absolutely amazing! Please take a look at the gallery below and share with your friends…
Check out these stunning jellyfish images that show them in different types of colours and shapes. I can remember seeing some lit-up in ultra-violet once, and have been interested in them every since.
My favourite image shown here is Cosmic Jellyfish by Darvin Atkeson. He states: “This is one of many of the types of Jellyfish they have at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and one of my favorite ones. It was about the size of your hand and moved quite quickly. It was in a cylinder aquarium which made photographing somewhat difficult. I had to keep the lens of the camera right up against the plexiglass and hope one would swim by far enough away to be in good focus. Note the detail in the dots on this Jellyfish [read more].
Did you know there’s a glass beach in California? Many of the “pebbles” on the beach are actually eroded glass shards. Over the years, the sea has smoothed the glass shards into translucent pieces that glisten in the Sun. Decades ago, the residents of Fort Bragg in California threw their household rubbish over the cliffs. They discarded many old and unwanted items including glass. The glass beach eventually became known as “The Dumps.” Check out the Wikipedia article on this to learn more about the beach and it’s back story.
A bit of a change of pace with today’s post.
Believe it or not, snails have been discovered in the depths of the ocean that are literally iron-plated. They live near deep-sea vents that spew out minerals and metals including gold:
Another example of the ingenuity of nature: researchers are finding inspiration in the extraordinarily strong exoskeleton of a deep-sea snail, Crysomallon squamiferum. The mollusk’s iron-plated shell is giving researchers insights that could lead to stronger materials for airplane hulls, cars, and military equipment [read more].