In the dining area of Anderson Cooper’s Trancoso, Brazil, vacation home, an assortment of Brazilian devotional oratories and an antique confessional chair are arrayed against a turquoise wall; the ceiling lights and dining chairs are by Uxua Casa, the table is vintage, and the floor is waxed concrete.
Amazing! Credit: Trond Larsen/Conservation International Many planthopper species exude waxy secretions from the abdomen, and these sometimes form long strands, such as can be seen here. The long waxy strands may provide protection from predators - fooling them into attacking the wrong part of the insect. The wax breaks off while the insect jumps to safety. The juvenile planthopper in this photo is only about 5mm long, and was exceedingly difficult to photograph!
One of the oldest Brazilian Amazon animals, the tapir is the world's most primitive large mammal. Also the region's largest land herbivore, the tapir is easily recognized by its unusual proboscis, which functions like an elephant trunk.