OMG pictures

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


Bon appetit!

 



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!

 



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

 



Incredible picture of a 13-day old chicken embryo!
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Incredible picture of a 13-day old chicken embryo!


Blue is cartilage, red is bone starting to form

 



Hi! I'm Pithecophaga jefferyi, the Philippine eagle
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Hi! I’m Pithecophaga jefferyi, the Philippine eagle


I'm the Philippine national bird, and I'm critically endangered. Killing me in the Philippines can cost you 12 years in jail

 



Sphaerocoris annulus, aka the "Picasso bug"
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Sphaerocoris annulus, aka the “Picasso bug”


These colors serve as a warning for predators

 



Atheris hispida, the "bristly" snake
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Atheris hispida, the “bristly” snake


This viper from central Africa looks like it's coming out of a video game, and is famous for its dorsal scales

 



Incredible leucistic Texas rat snake
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Incredible leucistic Texas rat snake


Leucistic means the animal is not producing enough pigments. Hence this characteristic color

 



Marvellous pictures of chemical compounds as crystals
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Marvellous pictures of chemical compounds as crystals


crystal, macrophotography, chemical compounds, mineral, Earth, beauty

 



The most beautiful mosquito in the world?
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The most beautiful mosquito in the world?


Sabethes cyaneus and its metallic colors is said to be the most beautiful mosquito in the world. Do you agree?

 



Hi! I'm the lion's mane jellyfish!
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Hi! I’m the lion’s mane jellyfish!


I'm one of the biggest jellyfish in the world, with a diameter up to 7ft and tentacles up to 120ft long!

 



A guinea pig's cochlea under a scanning electron microscope
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A guinea pig’s cochlea under a scanning electron microscope


Cochlea is the hearing organ. Along the spiral are sensory cells responding to different sound frequencies

 



Hi! I'm Macracantha arcuata, and I'm a spider!
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Hi! I’m Macracantha arcuata, and I’m a spider!


Science hasn't really found yet what my horns are for

 



A lava cave in the Canary Islands
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A lava cave in the Canary Islands


The "Cueva de los Verdes" was created when a lava flow cooled on top while the bottom kept hot and drained away

 



The panther chameleon, a festival of vibrant colors
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The panther chameleon, a festival of vibrant colors


It's deaf and can't see well at night but it has nice colors, that's for sure!