The Samburu people live in Kenya, just above the equator, and despite the powerful forces of modernity, they take pride in being Samburu and seem to be keen on keeping the Samburu traditions alive. For example, providing a strategic position both economically and militarily, the moran phase – the warrior stage in the life of […]
Traveling through space and time as energetic agents, ocean waves are the result of disturbances of the water surface. As some waves approach landmasses, they experience the breaking phenomenon, a happening associated worldwide with surfing. These are the plunging breakers. At some point, the base of a wave can no longer support its top and […]
When we talk about the classic tuxedoed penguin, with its mostly black body and white belly, the Antarctic Adélie Penguin surely fits the bill. Made popular by cartoons, the Adélie Penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae, was named after the wife (Adéle) of a French explorer. Paulet Island, Antarctica Photograph by Steve Gould via Steve Gould Photography Two Adélie […]
Mantis shrimp close-up. Photo by prilfish via Flickr With trinocular vision, depth perception and the ability to distinguish colors, ultraviolet, visible and infra-red light, the eye of a mantis shrimp is considered by the scientists one of nature’s greatest engineering masterpieces.