Friday 25 March 2016

Bottle Tree

Image: bathyporeia
Pachypodium lealii
Desert plants like this are definitely my favourites. In their effort to survive the arid conditions, they end up looking like they long since succumbed to them.

Wednesday 23 March 2016


Image: Oceana in Europe
Schnoz alert!

Friday 11 March 2016

Crowned Nudibranch

Image: John Turnbull
Polycera capensis
Crowned in tentacles, that is.

Wednesday 9 March 2016

Barking Gecko, Ptenopus

Image: Bernard DUPONT
Geckos. That bark!

Sunday 6 March 2016

Cave Cricket

Image: Gilles San Martin
What would you bring with you on an expedition into a cave system? Food? Water? A torch? A friend to talk to so you aren't driven mad by the eternal echo of solitude?

No. You need legs. Long, long legs. Legs on stilts.

Friday 4 March 2016

Grandidier’s Baobab

Image: Bernard Gagnon
Adansonia grandidieri
Is that tree doing a handstand?

Wednesday 2 March 2016

Jelly in a Jelly

You'd think it'd be difficult to put a lump of jelly into a jelly-bag. Wouldn't it all slip and slide? Not to mention squidge and squash,

Turns out it's actually extremely easy. If your jelly-bag is a hungry Comb Jelly and your jelly is a delicious Comb Jelly, they'll do it all by themselves!