Nadav Kander - More from the series Yangtze, the Long River
Cui Fei - Manuscript of Nature V (2002)
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Crepidotus variabilis and Hohenbuehelia atrocaerulea in various stages of development.
Melba Gully State Park, Otway Ranges, Victoria.
Shot on 60mm Macro, f5.6 1/125
Hormosira banksii (Fucales - Hormosiraceae) is a species of brown algae found in Australia and New Zealand. It is a distinctive algae made up of strings of hollow, water-filled, round or oval-shaped beads joined together by a short stalk , by what is commonly known as Neptune’s necklace, Neptune’s pearls, Sea grapes or Bubbleweed .
Hormosira banksii often occurs in vast colonies forming a thick covering over most of the rock surface at mid-tide levels down to the Galeolaria zone on some rocky shores. The dense colony of fronds can form a protective microhabitat where many mollusks, worms and small crustaceans shelter .
On the other hand, the Sea lettuce is an edible green algae in the genus Ulva (Ulvales - Ulvaceae).
I’m sure this is what you watch my tumblr for.
The Greater Adjutant (Leptoptilos dubius) is a member of the stork family, Ciconiidae. The Greater Adjutant Stork has adaptations that help them to be better scavengers. A bald head and neck, although it doesn’t make them look pretty, helps them to keep clean. The neck and head is the hardest part for a bird to reach when they preen, or clean, themselves. Having no feathers means there are less places for their scavenged food to get stuck.
Photo credit: Ben Fitzgerald
Fire rainbows are the rarest of all naturally occurring atmospheric phenomena. For a fire rainbow to occur, cirrus clouds must be 20,000 feet in the air with the precise amount of ice crystals, and the sun must hit the clouds at 58 degrees.
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