Piglet Squid - nature never ceases to amaze me. The piglet squid (Helicocranchia pfefferi), named because of its rotund shape, is normally found in the darkness more than 320 feet below the surface of the ocean. In this image the squid looks to be smiling
A worldgorger dragon. that's what you can find when paddling with a dugout canoe through the rivers of Ecuador's Yasuni National Park. The dragon is known as Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus). Photo by Alejandro Arteaga. Nope, not paddling there.
This is called the Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tree Spider (Poecilotheria metallica) and even its name is all fancy. They're insanely rare, too, only being found in a single location. Habitat: Southeastern India and Sri Lanka Status: Critically Endangered
Caterpillar stage of The Imperial Fruit Sucking Moth (Phyllodes imperialis) of the Noctuidae family. The species can be found in north-eastern Queensland to northern New South Wales, Papua New Guinea, Solomons, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.
The "sea angel", a swimming sea slug, is most beautiful of the deep sea animals he snapped -- not exactly a tough contest to be fair. Mostly transparent, the sea angel's internal organs appear to glow brightly in the image.