The Guillemot is a seabird that lays its eggs on a bare rock ledge on a cliff face. When an egg is accidentally dislodged, its shape causes it to spin in a tight circle, which prevents it from falling off the ledge into the sea. (Springwatch - BBC)
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Guillemots are seabirds, and they tend to congregate on the ledges of cliffs overlooking the ocean. The view is spectacular, but it's a pretty precarious place for a newly laid clutch of baby birds. Guillemots don't even build nests, and their breeding colonies are notoriously crowded – what's to keep an egg from getting knocked around and rolling over the edge of the nearest precipice? Answer: A shape that causes it to veer, in a narrow gyre, away from the edge and out of harm's way.
The Guillemot is a seabird that lays its eggs on a bare rock ledge on a cliff face. When an egg is accidentally dislodged, its shape causes it to spin in a tight circle, which prevents it from falling off the ledge into the sea. (Springwatch - BBC) "These eggs no doubt started out like all other avian eggs, but they had the problem of rolling off the cliffs. The eggs that were slightly more oblong tended to roll off the cliffs less. Thus the genes contained in those eggs lived to be passed on."
Guillemot Eggs Have Evolved to Not Roll Off Cliffs. Dude that is AWESOME.
Animal Gifs: Guillemot Eggs Have Evolved to Not Roll Off Cliffs
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An Arabian humpback whale (Wild Arabia - BBC)
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A Series Of Immensely Beautiful Animated Animal GIF’s
Blue Whale wow!!!amazing animal!!gentle giant!!:)xxxx
Twenty-Four Incredible Nature GIFs
A whale gif. My life is complete
Blue Whale! So beautiful!
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Purple eggs on a male Weedy Seadragon, Botany Bay, Australia
Seadragon Eggs by PacificKlaus - Klaus Stiefel
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Seadragon Eggs | Flickr
Seadragon Eggs on tail
Seadragon & Eggs
Amazing view of sea turtles and their underground eggs.
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My favorite thing- a boil!!! (baby sea turtles hatching and finding their way to the ocean): Babies, Animals, Life, Nature, Seaturtles, Turtles Hatching, Photo, Baby Turtles, Baby Sea Turtles
Sea turtle hatchlings <3<3 baby sea turtles are adorable <3<3 hold a special place in my heart!
Baby Sea Turtles Hatching ~ One of the most beautiful & incredible things I have ever witnessed.
Baby Sea Turtles hatching. Sooo on my Bucket List. Would love to see this happening.
Bucket list...to see baby turtles hatch and swim into the ocean
And the nest looks is the shape of a turtle~ #cute #animal
Sea turtle hatchlings. Not a pish, but still - sea life
See baby sea turtles hatch :) bucket list
"Shield bugs wait for the last two eggs to hatch." -John Horstman
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Patiently Waiting For the Slow Ones, photo by John Horstman (Two eggs in this clutch of shield bugs remain #wild animals
Patiently Waiting For the Slow Ones, photo by John Horstman. Shield bugs wait for the last two eggs to hatch.
This is one of the most astounding pictures I've ever seen -- Shield bugs wait for the last two eggs to hatch... John Horstman
I thought this was a piece of jewellery!!! Shield bugs wait for the last two eggs to hatch. John Horstman
Patiently Waiting For the Slow Ones, photo by John Horstman. Shield bugs wait for the last two eggs to hatch. - look a the amazing geometries in the clutch?
sinobug: Patiently waiting for the slow ones…..waiting…..waiting….. Newly hatched Shield Bug nymphs (superfamily Pentatomoidea) gather around their recently vacated eggs as if waiting for their two remaining siblings to emerge. This is a frequently observed phenomenon amongst these Pentatomids. See similar instances HERE and HERE. Pu’er, Yunnan, China See more Chinese true bugs, hoppers and cicadas on my Flickr site HERE…..
Shield bugs with eggs by itchydogimages #BeautifulNow! #flickr #bugs #photos #photgraphy
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Shield bugs~ John Horstman
Murmuration of Starlings//
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Starling Murmuration, a flock of Starling birds come together and create forms in the sky. Quite Stunning.
birds - wings & feathers - One of the most incredible occurrences in nature is a Murmuration of Starlings.
One of the most incredible occurrences in nature is a Murmuration of Starlings. Bird Tornado by dasar
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Bird tornado (starling murmuration)
A flock of starlings....murmuration
Bird Tornado, amazing
Starling Bird Tornado
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Mute Swan: entirely white, orange bill with large black basal knob and naked black lores. Curved neck is often stained with pigments from iron or algae. Legs and feet are black. Feeds on aquatic plants collected from bottom. Direct flight with strong steady wing beats.
“Swan” ~ Photography by Valerie Clark on Flickr.
"swan" by Valerie Clark on Flickr - a beautiful swan
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Mute swan by Valerie Clark
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robin nest with eggs #nest #egg #robin I used to watch the robin's nest outside of my grandmother's attic window for new, blue eggs each spring
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Bird Nests Country Cottage!
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Alabaster Nudibranch #putdownyourphone #nature #Dream_Underwater_World #water #beauty #Ocean #ocean_life #sea_life
Alabaster Nudibranch Huur ons huis op Bali www.villabuddha.com € 1495,- per week aan het strand met personeel bij een van de mooiste duikplekken van Bali Menjangan Island
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Alabaster Nudibranch (A nudibranch is a member of Nudibranchia, a group of soft-bodied, marine gastropod mollusks which shed their shell after their larval stage. They are noted for their often extraordinary colors and striking forms. There are more than 3,000 described species. They are often casually called sea slugs, but many sea slugs belong to taxonomic groups which are not closely related to nudibranchs. A number of these other sea slugs are often confused with nudibranchs.)
Alabaster Nudibranch - #putdownyourphone #nature #Dream_Underwater_World #water #beauty
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Alabaster Nudibranch - photo by decidedlyodd, via Flickr
Alabaster Nudibranch #underwater
From another pinner: As a child I used to love to play with rocks in the alley beside my house and I loved going to the Rock Show once a year. Anne's note: Reminds me of when we had "rock sales" in the play fort. Don't think *anyone* ever bought a rock from us, but we listened to Dad's transistor radio and had fun.
heart shaped rocks
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.I started a "pink" heart rock collection-- they are tough to find, but such simple pure delights when I do!
ooh! idea: take a photo of H's heart rock collection and turn into framed art?
Part of Heart Shaped Rock Collection | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Heart Shaped Rock Collection
Blue stone heart rocks :)
I heart HEART rocks!
Row of rocks heart
blue heart stones
Murmuration of Starlings - so fascinating.
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A murmuration of starlings...'murmuration of starlings' means a FLOCK of starlings!! An amazing word, not used very much these days, and an AMAZING picture...if you look at the bottom group, it look like a bird shape:):):)
Flock of birds at sunset. They almost look like a twister... | photo by Dasar #The5thWave
Murmuration of | http://beautiful-bird-of-paradise-555.blogspot.com
In the Distance, by Disar via Flikr #rainbows #birds
Mumuration of Starlings, Italy
#flock #birds #sky #sunset
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Robin's egg blue has always been a favorite color.
Tiffany's inspiration: Robin's egg blue...
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Robin's egg blue... Image unchanged...
A perfect color~ Robin's egg blue...
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Robin's egg blue....eggs
Wowwwww great shot.
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Miks' Pics "Fowl Feathered Friends l" board @ http://www.pinterest.com/msmgish/fowl-feathered-friends-l/
This is one of the best photo of nature I've seen. It's absolutely beautiful and wonderous. God and man do good work together.
"Out on A Limb" #pastels #nature #bluebird #bird #water #Sewcratic
...blue bird reflection... #nature #bird #wild
Bokeh photography blue bird reflection
Blue Bird Mirror Image - Beautiful
Beautiful bird reflection
pretty bird reflection
Happy Little Baby Swan
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Baby swan - The ugly duckling? Just beautiful!!
baby swan...cygnet. Truly an ugly duckling.
Happy Little Baby Swan. Cygnet, River Thems
Baby animals - Baby dieren
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Black Swan by Old Man George…[wonderous-world][denlArt]
Black Swan by Old Man George // cisne negro, pico rojo
wonderous-world: Black Swan by Old Man George
Black Swan by Old Man George--stunning!
Black Swan by Old-Man-George on Flickr
Black Swan by Old-Man-George
black swan / birds
Black Swan Beauty
by Old Man George
Take Off. Amazing
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“Our imagination flies -- we are its shadow on the earth.” ~ Vladimir Nabokov Great White Egret in flight by JuzaPhoto.com <3 lis
White heron aka Great White Egret ... These beautiful, graceful birds are plentiful in Florida.
Great White Egret in flight by JuzaPhoto.com
Amazing catch. Angel wings... So beautiful!
Nature --white crane spread it wings
Beautiful white bird in flight
Amazing catch. Angel wings...
Snowy Egret taking off
Quail Eggs, by Studer. They are fewer in the neighborhood's woodlands this year. Where do the quails go when they leave?
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Speckled Eggs. I think I am almost obsessed with birds' nests.
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Bird nest with #bird of paradise
brown.quenalbertini: Quail Eggs
nest#bird of paradise
Birds Nest & Eggs
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"Riveria Maya Dos" *Riveria Maya, Mexico* [Photo by *~inspired-impressions* (Stacey Hill)] 'h4d' 120816
agoodthinghappened: Riveria Maya Dos by ~inspired-impressions
Riveria Maya Dos by ~inspired-impressions
The rising sun shining on crashing waves
waves crashing. power. beauty. wonder.
Peaceful sea waves #NatureBoard
My favorite place to be....
Shells on the beach
the ocean waves
Male Northern Flicker Woodpecker