The spider tree: Millions of arachnids escape rising floodwater in one of 12 stunning photographs for National Geographic competition

Trees cocooned in spiders webs after flooding in Pakistan, 7 December 2010 - Russell Watkins
'An unexpected side-effect of the 2010 flooding in parts of Sindh, Pakistan, was that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters; because of the scale of the flooding and the fact that the water took so long to recede, many…

The spider tree: Millions of arachnids escape rising floodwater in one of 12 stunning photographs for National Geographic competition

The spider tree: Millions of arachnids escape rising floodwater in one of 12 stunning photographs for National Geographic competition Trees cocooned in spiders webs after flooding in Pakistan, 7 December 2010 - Russell Watkins 'An unexpected side-effect of the 2010 flooding in parts of Sindh, Pakistan, was that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters; because of the scale of the flooding and the fact that the water took so long to recede, many…

No, this isn’t a live performance at Disneyland. In really cold climates, you will commonly see this effect due to the reflection of light via small ice crystals hanging in the atmosphere. Ostensibly creating a glowing appearance in small towns.

No, this isn’t a live performance at Disneyland. In really cold climates, you will commonly see this effect due to the reflection of light via small ice crystals hanging in the atmosphere. Ostensibly creating a glowing appearance in small towns.

HandFish, a cousin to the angler fish.  Brachionichthys politus from Tasmania.  They walk rather than swim, using their modified pectoral fins to move about on the sea floor.

HandFish, a cousin to the angler fish. Brachionichthys politus from Tasmania. They walk rather than swim, using their modified pectoral fins to move about on the sea floor.

well, yeah, I do abhor spiders, but sometimes I wonder why... just a little.

well, yeah, I do abhor spiders, but sometimes I wonder why... just a little.

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