Monday 15 January 2018

The Blues VII

Image: Cláudio Dias Timm
Porphyrospiza caerulescens
Uh oh! It's that time of year again when all looks lost, all looks cold, all looks... blue. Blue Monday strikes again. The attic groans under the weight of Christmas decorations already laden with a thin layer of dust. Christmas gifts have lost their lustre and joined the rest of your belongings as mere possessions cluttering your life. And if you don't follow through with your New Year's resolutions this time, you'll have to get a new Christmas jumper to ease over that ever-expanding belly.

But worry not! Or continue worrying, just be sure to do it with friends. Friends like the Blue Finch.

Friday 12 January 2018

Wild Olive Tortoise Beetle

Image: Andreas Kay
Physonota alutacea
I love it when insects go all prehistoric!

Wednesday 10 January 2018

Ocellate Phyllidia

Image: Bernard DUPONT
Phyllidia ocellata
Oooh, ouch!

I've heard of rashes and boils, spots and pimples, warts and buboes... but clouds? Who comes up in clouds?

Sunday 7 January 2018


Image: Rob
A sliver of fish cuts through the tropical darkness like a silver blade, a defiant icicle, or a really long pencil sharpened at both ends.

Friday 5 January 2018

Orange Pore Fungus

Image: epitree
Favolaschia calocera
They call it the Orange Pore Fungus but in my heart, it will always be the Waffle on a Stick.

Doesn't it look like the perfect breakfast snack?

Wednesday 3 January 2018

Hanging Stomach Jellyfish

Stomotoca atra
I'm sure you've heard of beer-bellied men and pot-bellied pigs...

But what about Hanging Stomach Jellyfish?