Nature never fails to amaze me. A stick insect, known as the Mossy Walking-stick (Trychopeplus laciniatus).
The dark horse. From the Aegean Sea, Turkey
BLDGBLOG: Lightning Farm
lava vaporizing snow - Fimmvorduhals, Iceland
oceanographic: S.E.A. AQUARIUM - 09 (by David Yeo T. B.)
The Spanish dancer (Hexabranchus sanguineus - meaning "blood-colored six-gills") is a dorid nudibranch
Yanping Wang -- A purslane seed as seen with a stereomicroscope. Purslane, a common weed, is also edible; its seeds may remain viable in the soil for up to 40 years.
Bubble Coral (Plerogyra sinuosa) / Anilao, Philippines
The Clearest Image of a Sunspot Ever Taken, Courtesy of the Big Bear Solar Observatory