Unusual Jewel Squid December 16th, 2008 Despite its delicate, decorated appearance, this jewel squid was found 1,650 lung-crushing feet (500 meters) beneath the surface of the North Atlantic. Scientists on a recent deep-sea expedition found the squid, called Histioteuthis, along with an abundance of other species thought to be very rare, if not unknown, elsewhere. Jewel squid are known for their mismatched eyes, one of which is larger than the other to scope for prey in the deep’s darkness.
Enal is around 6 years old. He knows this shark well - it lives in a penned off area of ocean beneath his stilted house in Wangi, Indonesia. It is very rare for someone to have this kind of connection with a shark.
A bearded chamois Polish frizzle. The breed is very popular for exhibition and was virtually extinct until a handful of enthusiasts recently started a breeding program to revive it. They are now considered to be a rare breed. Photographer: Stephen Green-Armytage/Newsteam. Text: The Telegraph, Extraordinary Chickens from Around the World
Saitis Barbipes © Tomas Rak This is a portrait of rare Spanish jumping spider Saitis Barbipes, jumping spider is 5mm big and this is very extreme close up..The colours are real..this is probably the only jumping spider which has the very blue metalic eyes like you can see on the photo...
Rafflesia arnoldii 3rd in the list of rarest flower in the world This 5-petalled fleshy flower will come upto one meter measure across and can weigh upto 10 kilograms. It doesnot have roots, leaves or chlorophyll and it is a parasitic flower. It emits a foul smell, so also called as The Corpse flower. This is one of the rarest flower in the whole group.
The jade vine is a rare woody vine native to the tropical rainforests of the Philippines. It is a member of the pea and bean family and is closely related to kidney beans. The plant carries claw shaped flowers which grow from hanging trusses; they can reach up to three meters in length. The flower’s color can vary from blue green to mint green. The species has proven extremely difficult to propagate, and is considered an endangered species due to the destruction of its habitat and a decrease in natural pollinators.
This fascinating flower is found mainly in low lying tropical rainforests of Indonesia. This is one of the world’s rarest, most endangered and largest flowers and it can reach a total width of over a meter. The Rafflesia’s survival is totally dependent on a specific vine called the Tetrastigma vine. As the Rafflesia is a bodiless, stemless, leafless, rootless parasite, it requires the vine for nourishment and support. It is also a carrion plant, which means that it releases a pungent rotten flesh smell when in bloom to attract flies and carrion beetles to aid in pollination. Once in bloom, the flower will only last about a week before dying.