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Epiphytic orchids often grow on the branches of trees in tropical forests. their unique structure allows them to absorb and store water. Wonderful example of intelligent design. photo by Phil Gates

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Eye showing the inner surface of the iris, pupil, and ciliary processes. The lens was removed to show the posterior surface of these structures. The iris regulates the amount of light that enters the pupil by changing its size and it is what gives the eye its color. SEM **On Page Credit Required**

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Honeycomb Calcite It's hard to take your eyes off this slab.  Honed and polished on two sides, its translucency allows the color and cell-structure to stand out.

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7 Geological Wonders from the World's 7 Continents

NATURAL: Eye of the Sahara, Mauritania Africa, at first thought to be a meteor crater the 30 mile wide feature may actually be just an eroded rock outcrop, Astronauts say it's a huge eye looking at them

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