For all, it was surely a once-in-a-lifetime chance to view the planet Venus as it made its transit past the sun these past two days within view of millions of people on Earth. The last Venus transit was in 2004, and the next pair of events will not happen again until the years 2117 and 2125
Review of the year 2011: bizarre creatures and funny animal pictures
This grasshopper appeared a little confused when confronted with a camera lens. The curious insect looked almost human-like as he scratched his head in apparent bemusement. The humorous pose was captured on camera by Matt Cole in Lount Nature Reserve, Leicestershire, England. Some of the strangest and funniest animal pictures of 2011.