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