That actually exists?!!!
The pangolin looks like a pokemon haha and has to be the coolest thing ever. i am super amazed that it actually exists!
But that Bird with the egg-shaped display thing is pretty awesome too. WANT
I don’t know about you guys but I love marveling at some of the amazing creatures that inhabit this world. You guys should post photos of ones you have come across. Here are a few:
No idea what this one’s called:
floating sea slug (attacked by jellyfish above): http://australianmuseum.net.au/Uploads/Images/7651/j054_big.jpg
From Life on Earth (Attenborough), discussing a particularly bizarre fossil hoard in the Rocky Mountains:
There are several creatures which . . . are rather complex in structure and quite unlike any other animals we know. One had 15 segments, a trunk in front of it’s mouth and five eyes, including one pointing upwards. Another, named rather despairingly by the scientist who first examined it Hallucigenia, had seven pairs of limbs beneath and seven tentacles waving above, each of which ended, apparently, with a mouth.
the exquisite beauty of the blanket octopus in motion… (courtesy Brandon :P)
Birds of paradise:
Dragon’s blood tree:
Notice how the flower mimics a wasp?
this thing blew my mind the first time i saw it (on video of course, not live)
Keep them coming guys, these are SO cool!!
Blobfish. grossest/coolest thing ever
sorry picture didnt show up? google it
m i doin it rite?
No blobfish yet?
|Brandon P’naantan Pinkney
@Ellie, that last one is a Ruffed Sage Grouse
the Nudibranch(one of the species)
actually, sea slugs in general are among nature’s most beautiful creatures
look at electron microscopes of al insects and see the almost terrifying beauty that we don’t get to see
^ it’s kinda cute, ain’t it?
|Brandon P’naantan Pinkney
@andy and ellie
they make funny noises too
@brandon -I’m so glad you posted the close up of that bug. Today in my Bio Lab we were checking the dominant eye color of fruit flies with a microscope.. It was scary at first seeing them so up close and personal but it was fascinating at the same time.
star nosed mole
and a soft shelled turtle… whaaaat?!
Sooooo….. Pokemon do exist??? =)
@ Chris~ I was gonna post the mimic octopus too!! That is the craziest shit I think anyone could ever imagine!!! :)
@ Matt~ Yes you’re doing it right :) haha that thing’s weird looking :)
I love seeing all the nifty critters in the world ^_^
Just watched a documentary about life on our planet, and this one freaked me out.
It’s called the fringehead fish and has a crazy ass territorial display
why has noone posted a platypus yet? :( that shit never ceases to amaze me, they have a 6th sense too, they can detect the release of electronic impulses around them, so if a crab buried under sand moves, they can pinpoint it D:
I can’t believe no one has posted a cuttlefish yet! They are incredibly intelligent cephalopod closely related to the octopus and squid. They are like the chameleon of the ocean. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGMT99i00M4
Love this thread!
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