The winners of Royal Society Publishing’s inaugural photography competition have been announced, and they’re extraordinary.
Amazing animal images that will give you a new appreciation of nature.
Natures Doorways. I could spend hours looking at the nature photos on this site!
Tunicate~ Tunicates, commonly called sea squirts, are a group of marine animals that spend most of their lives attached to docks, rocks or the undersides of boats. To most people they look like small, colored blobs. It often comes as a surprise to learn that they are actually more closely related to vertebrates like ourselves than to most other invertebrate animals.
˚The eastern emerald elysia (Elysia chlorotica) Nudibranch Sea Slug photograph by Patrick J. Krug: An animal with chloroplasts!
Actin (purple), microtubules (yellow), and nuclei (green) are labeled in these cells by immunofluorescence. This image won first place in the Nikon 2003 Small World photo competition.
Igor Siwanowicz ~ Praying mantis; Source: http://browse.deviantart.com/photography/nature/insects/?order=9=432
A gecko licks the morning dew off its eyeballs. This gecko is found on coastal sand dunes in Namibia. The nocturnal reptiles collect water on their eyeballs in the early morning when a mist bank descends as cool coastal air hits warm desert air. Then they lick it off to have a drink. It took photographer Isak Pretorius three days in to get the licking picture.
Glass Squid has light organs on its eyes and possesses the ability to roll into a ball, like an aquatic hedgehog.
Blue Footed Booby, Galapagos Islands. So cute!
Big kudu bull, photograph taken in South Africa | © Arno & Louise Wildlife Wow!
Everglades National Park Photographs for Personal and/or Commercial Use
The week in wildlife - in pictures. Cool.
Maroon Blubber jellies at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. https://www.facebook.com/montereybayaquarium?ref=stream
General Sherman #Tree, #Sequoia National Park, #California
Surface of a human tongue. I saw this and I thought wouldn't it be fun to have lots of these pics and have the kids guess what they were as as part of a Grossology program?
Micrasterias furcata - final stage of cell division by Rogelio Moreno
The translucent Pelagic Octopus #underwater #Pelagic Octopus
Natures Doorways. I love the photos here!
Bald Eagles in Alaska
A great pic of a Glass Frog - more info here: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18397-transparent-frogs-tiny-geckos-and-snailsucking-snakes.html
Dinnertime at Columbus Zoo! Zoombezi Bay opens Saturday, May 18th!