Biology

Incredible zoom on a bacteria on a diatom on an amphipod
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Incredible zoom on a bacteria on a diatom on an amphipod


 



Lions are great hunters... but even bigger scavengers!
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Lions are great hunters… but even bigger scavengers!


Carrion provides more than 50% of their diet. These big cats are in competition with spotted hyenas for eating!

 



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An octopus egg hatching!


 



Flying fish or kingfisher?
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Flying fish or kingfisher?


 



A red kite catching fish
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A red kite catching fish


The red kite (Milvus milvus) lives in Europe and North Africa. At signs of danger, a mother will signal the young who will "play dead" when a predator is near.

 



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All young flamingos hatch with greyish plumage


Watch the video to learn more!

 



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Divers dwarfed by an enormous sunfish!


The ocean sunfish or common mola (Mola mola) is the heaviest known bony fish in the world. Adults typically weigh between 247 and 1,000 kg (545–2,205 lb)

 



A turtle eating a jellyfish for breakfast!
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A turtle eating a jellyfish for breakfast!


Bon appetit!

 



Papilio lowi's caterpillar mimics bird droppings to survive
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Papilio lowi’s caterpillar mimics bird droppings to survive


This helps them to avoid predators. To complete her disguise, they can also produce an unpleasant smell

 



Have you ever seen a horse... swimming from below?
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Have you ever seen a horse… swimming from below?


Incredible shot by Kurt Arrigo!

 



African wild dog yawning
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African wild dog yawning


African wild dogs have a higher kill rate than lions and can take down antelope that weigh as much as 225 kilos (500 pounds).

 



Sigmund Freud described the testicles of eel
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Sigmund Freud described the testicles of eel


Our German-speaking readers will be happy to know that his 1877 scientific paper is freely available to read online (check our source!)

 



Tuna, champion of thermal regulation!
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Tuna, champion of thermal regulation!


With mackerel sharks, tunas are the only species able to maintain a body temperature higher than that of the surrounding water... even when it's 43 °F!

 



Beautiful granular poison frog
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Beautiful granular poison frog


Fun fact: after the female lays eggs, the male guards them and keeps them moist with his urine

 



A Rhinoceros Hornbill having breakfast
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A Rhinoceros Hornbill having breakfast


The courtship and bonding of these birds are critical, as the female must trust the male to provide her with everything when she is incubating and raising chicks