Saturday, October 27, 2012

Nature in its vibrant intensity

.........   ....Je Haven.The Leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques, the most ornate member of the familySyngnathidae, has long been known to aquarists as one of the most beautiful and unique of all the fishes. Found only in Southern and Western Australian waters…P226.tifThis segmented worm has elaborate, colourful tentacles for filter-feeding and gas exchange.......                                                                                                                                                           Ik kan mooi zijn, maar ik zal je vermoorden The blue-ringed octopus...Blauw-geringde octopus Is that a leaf or a mantis? Many people would certainly say leaf, even if they see these moving. The sole member of the genus Phyllocrania, these small species of mantis can be found across Africa. They are very small and can grow only up to 2 inches long. They comes in various colors: several shades of brown and greenish gray. They look like dead leaves. In fact, most parts of their body look like leaves that have dried up. They live for up to two years. nyctimene buis-nosed fruit vleermuis (links) is een van de exotische ontdekkingen van wetenschappers in Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea... Can Help Conserve Coral Reefs....You can help conserve this gorgeous Great Barrier Reef, a consistently popular choice among the 28 finalists in the New 7 Wonders of Nature competition.Een Barrier Reef Anemonefish in gastheer anemoon.  Pixie Tuin, lint Reefs, Great Barrier Reef....The clown fish A sea angel, Clione limacina.In this image, the sea angel's grasping tentacles and chitinous hooks are retracted.....P065.tif.A jellyfish, Bougainvillia superciliaris, with a hitchhiking amphipod, Hyperia galba...Snorkelen met een Napoleonvis, Great Barrier Reef...Humphead Wrasse White Shark at GBR....Christmas Tree Worm - Great Barrier Reef....Christmas Tree Worm Diving among the coral and fish...Brilliant stars at the bottom of the sea...Great Barrier ReefBlue Clam at Great Barrier Reef..These giant clams are the largest of all clam species can grow huge, up to 1.5 meters, nearly 5 feet, in length. There are about 5,000 species of mollusk on the reef, including the giant clam and various nudibranchs and cone snails.. This little guy is a Tardigrade, or a water bear. In 2008, water bears were the first animals demonstrated to be able to survive the vacuum of space. They are virtually indestructible and can survive being blasted with radiation, intense pressures and years of desiccation.Specimens were launched into space by Swedish scientists and they returned unharmed after eight days.Tardigrades are able to survive in extreme environments that would kill almost any other animal. Some can survive temperatures of close to absolute zero, or 0 Kelvin (-273 °C (-459 °F)), temperatures as high as 151 °C (304 °F), 1,000 times more radiation than other animals, and almost a decade without water........ 

........, een 55-dagen oude baby Echidna bekend als een puggle, ligt in de handen van de dierenarts verpleegkundige Annabelle Sehlmeier bij Taronga Zoo in Sydney.  De puggle werd gebracht aan de dierentuin nadat het werd gevonden door zich op een wandelroute ten noorden van Sydney en zal worden gevoed met de hand tot het gezoogd tot ze ongeveer zes maanden oud..Two elephants entangle their trunks at the Maasai Mara game reserve in KenyaIf prizes for Halloween costumes were handed out in the world of nature, this scary skull-faced creepy-crawly would surely win.   The extraordinary specimen is the larvae of the pink underwing moth, an endangered species only found in the Australian rainforest. Ecologist  Lui Weber photographed the rare caterpillar, which is characterised by a set of teeth-like markings set between spots that look like eyes with large pupils..Two Dalmatian pelicans appear to be singing for their supper. David Tipling from Holt, Norfolk, shot the duet while visiting Lake Kerkini in Northern Greece. He said: 'Whenever the pelicans spotted a fisherman with fish in his hands they would raise their bills in expectation.'....foto

Christmas tree worm (Spirobranchus giganteus) found at Lizard Island
Christmas tree worm (Spirobranchus giganteus) found at Lizard IslandElisabeths Chromodoris at Great Barrier ReefGBR Chromis Viridis on purple AcroporaPort Douglas, Queensland - Cabbage patch - Great Barrier ReefDuiken in de kleurrijke Great Barrier ReefBestand: Dugong Marsa Alam Egypte 2011.jpg African tribes and ancient Egyptians described and depicted a bizarre creature for centuries, colloquially dubbed the “African unicorn” by Europeans. It is known locally by such names as the Atti, or the O’api, resembling a cross between a zebra, a donkey and a giraffe......Humphead WrasseGouden bladeren vallen en pak witte wolvengroot, slecht, mooi grommende wolfThree Toed Sloth in the AmazonPotter eekhoorn.This red squirrel seems to be recreating Michelangelo's painting of the creation of Adam on the ceiling of the Sistine chapel as it reaches for a walnut.  Photographer Stanislav Duben, 33, took the photo of his 16 year-old-sister, Aneta, as she fed the squirrel in a park in Mlada Boleslav in the Czech Republic.Black Squirrel in Autumn LeafsRode vos gevangen muis in heldere gebladerte van de herfst bosEmerald boa Amazon Equador....In Amazonia, you might even stumble upon an Emerald BoaTwo rhinos morph into a pushmi-pullyu creature from Doctor Dolittle as they cross paths just as a visitor took a photo. Dean McCarthy, a civil engineer from Ferndown, Dorset, photographed what appears to be a two-headed animal at the Cotswold Wildlife Park near Burford, Oxon...37........, witte alligator in Black Pearl, New Orleans - dier dat begint met de letter A - Celebrating Wereld Dierendag met groet aan dieren via dierlijke ABCBaby maki meeliften met mamaKeizerspinguïn vertellen haar kuiken een geheimOf u nu een enig kind of een triplet ijsbeer cub, er is niemand als moederEen poema, Puma concolor, rust een blad bed op de Dakota Zoo in Bismarck, North DakotaHerfst in Canada, tijger in de dierentuin van TorontoFamily Time Outdoor Scenes liefde van een moedermoeder en cub luipaarden herenigd in AfrikaMoeder en Welp reuzenpanda's in Wolong National Nature Preserve Godzilla 'in mijn tuin' Iguana op het Darwin Centrum, Galapagosforked tongue komodo dragon...The Komodo Dragon is the most famous reptile in the national park. These dragons can grow to be over 9 feet (3 meters) long and weigh over 150 pounds.Zeeleguanen op de Galapagos-eilanden...Marine iguanas on Galapagos Islands.Sea Lions on Galapagos IslandsGalapagos Islands Crab taken for Marine Debris Photo...Koraal en paling gezien bij Dry TortugasEurasian lynx mother cleaning her kitten.....Eurasian lynx mother cleaning her kitten.Moeder en baby olifanten houden van 'handen' of trunksHerfst zeearendGrote Gehoornde Uil met wazig herfst bladeren'Rode vogel' Tupi ook wel bekend als de rode ibis een van de mooiste Braziliaanse vogels, vanwege de kleur van hun verenkleedGalapagos flamingoToucan, the earl of Amazonia......Toucan, the earl of Amazonia......Indian Peacock PlumageBruine Pelikaan bij Dry Tortugas National ParkZwaan met kleine baby zwaan (cygnet) op haar rugRood-en-groene ara's DO aan de bomen groeit in de Amazone tijdens de val, paarden roaming in kleurrijke Colorado.Snow leopard cub poseren op een rots met onscherpe herfst achtergrond bij Dierentuin van Basel, Zwitserland....Snow Leopards worden ernstig bedreigd en genoteerd in CITES-bijlage II.Snow leopards are Critically Endangered and listed on CITES Appendix II.....                                                                                                                        ....  ...Rafflesia is known to be the largest flower in the world...                                                                                                           rat-eating-pitcher-plantceropegia-flower
Pelican Flower (Aristolochia grandiflora)- Plant(Euphorbia obesa)- plants - St Helena Kapel van Ease, South Carolina, een prachtig voorbeeld van de Spaanse Mos die groeit op bomen in Zuid-CarolinaStar of the water - In the rivers of the AmazonAmazon ForestLangs Halong Bay......Halong Bay is located in Quáng Ninh province, VietnamTitov eiland met uitzicht op Vietnam Ha Long Bay New7Wonders van de natuur....

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