When the terms “sex” “mating” or “copulation” are mentioned, those various images and thoughts that flash through our minds are often pleasant and exciting. Unfortunately, for one animal the word ‘pleasant’ is definitely not the case, and in fact the poor female experiences the most traumatic insemination known. The ill-fated victim is the common bedbug
Point of view is everything. And that is particularly true when considering these amazing macro photography by Ondrej Pakan. He takes scary crawlies that you’d normally steer clear of and turns them into something stunning. Blue Damselfly credit: Ondrej Pakan Red Sonya credit: Ondrej Pakan Dew Covered Bug Eyes credit: Ondrej Pakan
image credits Not every colorful, and spectacular mating ritual on earth is easy to see with the naked eye, especially when creatures taking part could fit easily onto your fingernail. One of the more spectacular events of this type occurs when Jumping spiders, especially those of the peacock variety, get in the mood for love.
The praying mantis family is composed of persistent, ruthless predators, and catching a glimpse of their hunting behaviour is a little frightening delight. They lie, well camouflaged in their wait for the arrival of prey, with their spiny, grasping front legs upraised and pincers partially opened, poised for the catch. Their heads can swivel up
image credits The things we cannot see with the naked eye are often far more beautiful than we can even begin to guess at, and the relatively new art of macro photography is opening worlds to us that we could hardly have dreamed existed before it became possible to produce such stunning images. 1. The
image credits 1. THE GIANT HISSING COCKROACH The things that make most humans shudder with distaste are insects, of many varieties, and the bigger they are, the more we instinctively fear them. Yet for all the species and types that we know about, something in the order of a million different creatures, biologists are certain
Predators are both extraordinary and emotional to watch as they kill and consume in their assorted and intellectual ways depending on the size and nature of each species. Drowning, impaling, dismemberment, strangulation and poisoning are often favoured methods of killing. Here are five freaky predatory techniques though which you may not believe… 1. Worms loaded
Strong, tough, resilient and an exceptionally impressive evolutionary adaptation welcomes the masters that are compressed, flexed and composed of horny skeletons. Working like a personalized body of armour – powerful and protective delivers us a wide range of revolutionary horny species. ExoSkeletons that are Tough ExoSkeletons – so its sound strange to think that an
There are distinct types of creatures on earth, mammal,reptile, bird, fish and insect, and each can boast one example of its type that is able to move at incredible speeds relative to thier size. Nature is such a wondrous thing.
1.) Madagascan Sunset Moth image credits The colorful and beautiful Madagascan Sunset Moth was first described by the British entomologist Dru Drury in 1773, and is one of the few day-flying moths. It is found year round all over the island, with the populations reaching a peak between March and August, there being far fewer