Saturday 28 February 2015

Picasso Sponge 35

This Picasso Sponge depicts a gang of tin woodsmen stalking the shadows of a Munchkin village in search of their next victim. And a fresh heart.


Friday 27 February 2015

Frog can NOT believe his eyes!

Video: bytez

Image: John Clare
Lemur Leaf Frog (Hylomantis lemur)

Wednesday 25 February 2015

Handsome Trig

Image: cotinis
Phyllopalpus pulchellus
Look at this handsome devil! Have you ever seen such colours? Such powerful, toned legs? Such a large, well-fashioned moustache?

Sunday 22 February 2015

Blue-ringed Octopus

Image: Rickard Zerpe
Pretty, titchy, deadly. The Blue-ringed Octopous is like an elegant chocolate laced with cyanide, an ornate thimble full of plutonium or a small child who summons angry bears whenever she's tired.

Saturday 21 February 2015

Picasso Sponge 34

This Picasso Sponge depicts an eyeless face, complete with thick eyelashes and luscious lips, floating through the streets as the Invisible Woman struts around in nothing but her make up.


Friday 20 February 2015


Image: Laurie Vitt
Hoplocercus spinosus
Also known as the Brazilian Spiny-tailed Lizard but that's way less fun!

Weapontails are fairly ordinary lizards from head to toe... but then there's that weapons-grade tail! Short, stubby and abominably spiky. Even their scientific name gets in on the act - Hoplocercus comes from the Greek for "armour" and "tail" while spinosus means "thorny". You got that right!

Weapontails live in dry habitats in parts of Brazil and Bolivia where they feast on insects and retire to underground burrows. When threatened, they run head first into those burrows and use their battle-butt to dissuade predators from poking their heads in.

It'd work on me!

Wednesday 18 February 2015


Image: NOAA
Fingers! On fingers. On fingers.

Sunday 15 February 2015

Rhinopias Scorpionfish

Image: Tom Demeyer
Aahhhh... The joy of weird fish!

Saturday 14 February 2015

Picasso Sponge 33

This Picasso Sponge depicts Cupid drawing back his Bow OXT-12 love rifle with night vision scope.


Friday 13 February 2015

Heavily Made Up Crab

Image: deaguiarlorraine
Nothing says Valentine's like a crab in way too much make-up!


Wednesday 11 February 2015

Wingless Bat Fly

Image: Gilles San Martin
What happens when a FLY can't fly?

If it's a Wingless Bat Fly, they'll get a little help from a friend.

Did I say "friend"? I meant victim.

Sunday 8 February 2015

Pygmy Squid

Image: Saspotato
The teeniest, tiniest tentacles of them all!

Saturday 7 February 2015

Picasso Sponge 32

This Picasso Sponge depicts a scene from the First Clone War. Two armies of clones charge into battle. Each identical soldier yells their common war cry "I am Spartacus".


This is the TENTH Picasso Sponge provided to me by Dear Reader Esther! Wow! Have a box full of thank yous!

Friday 6 February 2015

Horned Wood Lizard

Image: Andreas Schl├╝ter
Enyalioides palpebralis

Wednesday 4 February 2015

Persian Carpet Flatworm

Image: divemecressi
Pseudobiceros bedfordi
It's a flying, Persian rug!

Sunday 1 February 2015


Image: Sander van der Wel
Lachnolaimus maximus
Look at that lovely fish! The subtle, pearly pattern on his cheek...

You need to get really close to see it clearly but...