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Cacao Tree Seeds

Photograph by raeoda via Flickr Cacao tree seeds in the fruit.

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Migrant Hawker Close-Up

The Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta), a small hawker dragonfly, completes its life-cycle in one year. Photograph by Michael Bateman, mikeebateman, via Flickr The Migrant Hawker spotted resting.

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The Praying Mantis Camouflage

To deceive predators or prey, the praying mantises protect themselves by cryptic camouflage, trying to blend into the background. The green leaf mimicry is one example of a praying mantis camouflage. Photograph by Marcelo Trovó Lopes de Oliveira, horsolino, via Flickr A praying mantis, the insect that mimics a green leaf to perfection.

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The Rainbow Pigeon

With its iridescent plumage and ornamental neck feathers known as hackles, the Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica) is one of the most beautiful species of pigeon in the world. The rainbow-colored plumage makes the Nicobar Pigeons to be at their most beautiful in direct sunlight. Photograph by Daniel Heinzelmann, dasheinzelmaennchen, via Flickr The Nicobar Pigeon, a […]

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Denali Tundra Moose in Fall Colors

Denali National Park, Alaska  Photograph by Jason Ahrns, xyzpdqfoo via Flickr Tundra vegetation displays a lonely moose in fall colors.

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Spinning the Prayer Wheel

Go to AsiaStories, the photo album of a humanitarian mission to Asia. Photograph by The Asia Team via Flickr Bhutanese old woman carrying a hand prayer wheel engraved with Buddhist prayers. Spinning a prayer wheel seems to create extensive benefits, from helping the wisdom arise in the practitioner, to enhancing spiritual powers.

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Photographing Northern Lights

  Odda, Norway Photograph by Dag Endre Opedal via Flickr Northern lights dancing above Odda, in Norway.

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Pear in a Bottle

Maramures county, Romania Photograph by 26sketch via Flickr Close-up shot of a pear in a pear brandy ( horinca ) bottle, a traditional product of Maramures county.

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Indian Corn Colors or The Amaizing Maize

When we talk Indian corn, we talk harvest and decoration. But have you ever wonder why rows of mixed colors appear on the same ear of the ornamental Indian corn and simply defy genetics? The explanation of this phenomenon earned Dr. Barbara McClintock the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1983. Two words: ‘jumping genes’, technically […]

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A Harvest to Remember Beauty

A poetic definition of harvest could be autumn, the time of gathering crops, the time to celebrate the beauty of the Earth. Photograph by Rainer Schuetz via Flickr The beauty of harvest straw bales.

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