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Bugs,Photos,Butterflies

An Orchid Mantis. Next to the butterfly, possibly the most beautiful insect I have ever seen. Thank you Lord. :)

An Orchid Mantis. Next to the butterfly, possibly the most beautiful insect I have ever seen. Thank you Lord. :)

As photographer Mark Cowan traveled down the Amazon, studying reptile and amphibian diversity with the Herpetology Division at the University of Michigan, he captured a phenomenal photo that is as visually stunning as it is educational. The image showcases a lounging caiman with a vibrant crown of butterflies. Biologically, the winged creatures need salt to survive, and the water that collects on the caiman's skin is a key provider of those minerals. Many other animals must rely on similar…

Once-In-A-Lifetime Photo Captures a Caiman Wearing a Crown of Butterflies in the Amazon

As photographer Mark Cowan traveled down the Amazon, studying reptile and amphibian diversity with the Herpetology Division at the University of Michigan, he captured a phenomenal photo that is as visually stunning as it is educational. The image showcases a lounging caiman with a vibrant crown of butterflies. Biologically, the winged creatures need salt to survive, and the water that collects on the caiman's skin is a key provider of those minerals. Many other animals must rely on similar…

one day the leaves will unfurl and healing will come to nourish us like the water and the soil which got us this far.  and so many want to know what's inside like the ladybug, no ill intent, just curious like the others, like me as well, and yet we  still stay tightly furled, frozen in terror, afraid to move

one day the leaves will unfurl and healing will come to nourish us like the water and the soil which got us this far. and so many want to know what's inside like the ladybug, no ill intent, just curious like the others, like me as well, and yet we still stay tightly furled, frozen in terror, afraid to move

Hymenopus coronatus (known as orchid mantis) is from Malaysia, Indonesian & Sumatran rain forests.

Hymenopus coronatus (known as orchid mantis) is from Malaysia, Indonesian & Sumatran rain forests.

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.  ~Aristotle

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. ~Aristotle

The Awesomeness Of The World We Live In

The Awesomeness Of The World We Live In

This is the recently discovered poodle moth photographed by taxonomist Dr Arthur Anker during a recent trip to Venezuela. Poodle moth isn't its official name though, that's just what people are calling it until it can be properly classified.

eye Flower Mantis (Pseudoharpax virescens). If you find this in the middle of a forest, im sure you´ll believe its a fairy

eye Flower Mantis (Pseudoharpax virescens). If you find this in the middle of a forest, im sure you´ll believe its a fairy

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