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Claude Monet à painters rose

This color enhanced scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a water bear (Macrobiotus sapiens) was captured by Eye of Science—a two-person team of photographer Oliver Meckes and biologist Nicole Ottawa. Water bears are tiny invertebrates that live in aquatic and semi-aquatic habitats such as lichens and damp moss.

Coconut crabs, also known as robber crabs or palm thieves, might be large – the length of their bodies alone can extend upwards of a foot – but sadly their numbers are not. These huge creatures were once quite plentiful, but thanks to human appetites for crabmeat, they are now on the IUCN Red List as Data Deficient, meaning we don’t know exactly how many are left but that the numbers are most likely low.

Santa Maria Del Tule -Mexico The Tree of Tule is a tree located on church grounds in the state of Oaxaca. It has been verified to be a single DNA individual tree. El Árbol del Tule is a Montezuma cypress. It has the stoutest trunk of any tree in the world. Age estimates ranging between 1,200 and 3,000 years. Local Zapotec legend holds that it was planted about 1,400 years ago by Pechocha, a priest of Ehecatl, the Aztec wind god # Pin++ for Pinterest #

the pitcher plant - looks like a butterfly!

River Reflection, Serra da Estrela, Portugal photo via maria