Open wide! Peer inside the mouth of a humpback whale. Worth noting are the large baleen plates which are used for filter-feeding. The whale sucks up large amounts of water into its mouth, and then pushes it back out through the baleen, trapping krill and fish inside for eating. #wildlife #naturelovers #waterwednesday
The Mantis Shrimp has the most complex eyes in the animal kingdom. While humans only have 3 color receptive cones that allow us to see color, the Mantis Shrimp has 16 color receptive cones! Imagine all the types of colors they can see!
Flaring the gills that give the species its name, a frilled shark swims at Japan's Awashima Marine Park on Sunday, January 21, 2007. Sightings of living frilled sharks are rare, because the fish generally remain thousands of feet beneath the water's surface.