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from Telegraph.co.uk

Pictures of the day: 18 January 2010

'A shrimp guards her eggs in this close-up underwater photograph. But the bright colours of the peacock mantis mask a fearsome defence - a punch that feels like being shot by a .22 calibre pistol, and has been known to crack glass in aquariums.'

Seahorse. Beautiful! Source: http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/art/seahorse-108085880?q=gallery%3ABlepharopsis%20randomize%3A1=2#/d45kv33

from Mail Online

Photographer captures incredible images of boiling lava, blue mud

close-up view of the bottom of an octopus with its elaborate patterns of suckers at the Seattle Aquarium

coral - Pixdaus; I love coral.. I would love to be able to study in depth these type of things and marine botany one day.

Ah yes, the majestic... goldfish. Photographer Visarute Angkatavanich (previously here and here) takes us up close and personal with these unusual domestic fish, from Siamese fighting fish (betta) to various breeds of goldfish, the Bangkok-based photographer casts these unusual pets in a spectac