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Beautiful, Fragile Nudibranchs Can Kill You

If you’re hungry while on the ocean floor, don’t chow down on these fellows, no matter how tasty they look. The Chromodoris annae, like many nudibranchs, is soft, colorful and poisonous. Wildlife photographer David Doubilet took photos of many different species. You can view more pictures at the link. Link -via It’s Okay to Be Smart | [...]

The Escape Velocity of Emperor Penguins

  The November issue of Nationakl Geographic magazine has a special section on Antarctica’s emperor penguins called Escape Velocity. You can see some large-format photographs from the feature by award-winning wildlife photographer Paul Nicklen, showing penguins in their finest form swimming, hunting for food, and escaping predators in their natural environment at the Neatolrama Spotlight blog. [...]

A Sea Slug Out of Water?

This jewel caterpillar might look like something that belongs on the ocean floor, but it is a purely terrestrial creature. Scuba instructor and amateur wildlife photographer Gerardo Aizpuru captured these amazing photos of a lovely and strange caterpillar. Within hours of uploading them, they spread around the net and were identified as an Acraga coa [...]

Death from Above

Wildlife photographer Markus Varesvuo snapped this amazing picture of a herring gull attacking an eagle. Gulls often join together to drive predators away from breeding grounds, but sometimes solitary gulls do the dirty work, too. For the greatest impact, they swoop in from above and behind a bird of prey. Link -via Marginal Revolution | Photographer’s [...]

Portrait of Iberian Wolf Wins Wildlife Photography Prize

Spanish photographer Jose Luis Rodriguez has won the 2009 Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year award with his photo of an Iberian wolf leaping over a gate. He used an infrared camera trap to capture the moment. Iberian wolves have been persecuted by people who see them as a threat to game and livestock and [...]

Thirsty Bats Swooping Down for a Drink

These photos are truly spectacular! Wouldn’t you just fall in love with these beautiful creatures? The pains wildlife photographer Kim Taylor took to get these shots are just as interesting! Swooping low over a garden pond in Surrey, these are the stunning pictures of bats enjoying an evening drink at their favourite watering hole. They are [...]