Friday 31 October 2014

Cazira verrucosa

Image: 林 敬偉

Who let this guy out of the isolation ward?

Wednesday 29 October 2014

Dead Man's Fingers

Image: James Lynott
Alcyonium digitatum
Someone's sleeping with the fishes...

Sunday 26 October 2014

Call Forth the Hallowe'en Horrors

It's Halloween! That time of year when we listen for the lifting of coffin lids with death, eavesdrop on the whispering chants of mournful forests with darkness and hear the lamentation of our enemies as we drive them before us and crush their women with evil. Woo!

Behold Death. He's taken up gardening. Or so he claims. I don't think he's supposed to bury the seeds 6 feet deep. And aren't you meant to take them off the tree first?

Here be Darkness. She's teaching the ghouls how to cook. It's quite easy because the ghouls eat raw meat but her three-tier offal cake with carved bone colonnade is quite a sight!

Yonder is Evil. He's dressed up in a long, white robe with a little cardboard halo fixed onto his head with a piece of wire. He does that every year but it's hilarious every time!
Let's see who joined the party this year!

Saturday 25 October 2014

Picasso Sponge 20

This Picasso Sponge depicts a zombie and a skeleton taking off their human-suits to enjoy Halloween.


Friday 24 October 2014

The Blobs!

Check out this beautiful octopus! Is that a devil costume?

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Strange Worm

Strange by name, strange by nature...

Sunday 19 October 2014

Chinese Crocodile Lizard

Image: spacebirdy
Shinisaurus crocodilurus
Hey, look! It's a Chinese Crocodile Lizard!


He blinked!

Saturday 18 October 2014

Picasso Sponge 19

This Picasso Sponge depicts a post-apocalyptic world of darkness and fallen skyscrapers in which a man receives a parking ticket.


Friday 17 October 2014

Toad Lubber

Image: Greg Lasley
It's the stone golem of grasshoppers!

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Poralia rufescens

Image: NOAA Photo Library
TECHNOLOGY: Chinese scientists launch first living satellite into orbit.

Sunday 12 October 2014


Image: Bernard DUPONT
Can you believe this? There are cut throat razors drifting about in the sea! If you happen to come across an unusually hairy merman on your travels, tell him to be more careful.

Saturday 11 October 2014

Picasso Sponge 18

This Picasso Sponge depicts two worlds in a savage fight to decide which is the best possible world.


Friday 10 October 2014

Sloane Englewood: Web of Lies

Sloane Englewood jumped into the Volkswagen Polo Mk2 and sped away as fast as he dared down the wet dirt track. He was tired and filthy. Every muscle in his body ached and he could feel a fever coming on. He hadn't been prepared to spend a rainy night in the woods, hiding from Scorpion Agents and fearing an ambush behind every tree.

Wednesday 8 October 2014

Emperor Shrimp

Image: Nick Hobgood
Periclimenes imperator
The Emperor will see you now...

Sunday 5 October 2014

Spanish Dancer

Image: moments in nature by Antje Schultner
Hexabranchus sanguineus
Hey look! It's a slug!

Doing... the flamenco?

Saturday 4 October 2014

Picasso Sponge 17

This Picasso Sponge depicts a painter painting a painter painting a painter painting a painter...


Friday 3 October 2014

Warty Sea Cucumber

Image: Richard Ling
Parastichopus parvimensis
Oh, great. What new abomination do sea cucumbers have in store for us this time?

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Flat Huntsman Spider

Image: Bryce McQuillan
Delena cancerides
It's an arachnophobe's worst nightmare! Aside from the one with the 6 foot spider. Or the one where your auntie turns into a spider and says "kiss your auntie good night! Aaaahahhahaa!" Or the one where you wake up one morning and you've turned into a spider, and instead of developing a new sympathy for spiders you just scream and scream because there's a giant spider on your bed.