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JcInAnshan - John Currin
From New Zealand and now living in China teaching kids English
From New Zealand and now living in China teaching kids English

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The heron struggled with this stingray for 35 minutes before he was able to swallow it.
#BTPBirdPro+BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Lynn Wiezycki 

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Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus)
A juvenile Sacred kingfisher in the Australian Botanic gardens, mount Annan. There were two of these about the other week. Which I didn't manage to get. This week better luck and more time :-). These seam to be between the dam opposite the plant bank and the stolen generation memorial. In the woodland. I first see the blue flash of their wings as the fly to spot them.

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#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur and +Ian Calland

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White-throated laughingthrush (Garrulax albogularis) - 138

It is found mainly in the northern regions of the Indian subcontinent, primarily the Himalayas, and some adjoining area. It is a medium-sized , active and noisy bird with a dull brown back and tail, a bright rufous crown and nape, and a conspicuous white throat and upper breast. It eats mainly grass seeds, fruits and berries, and sometimes insects. It prefers mid- and high-elevation primary forests

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Hercules Beetle pupa
Hercules beetles are a form of rhinoceros beetle that can reach more than 17cm long. They transform larvae to a pupa stage.
Once hatched from its egg, the larva spends up to two years tunneling/eating rotting wood; the larva looks like a large white caterpillar.

Once they have stored enough energy they will turn into a hard shell and morph into the beetle, when the beetle is ready to come out they will moult (shed) their shell and emerge an adult.


The footage was shared online by Ziya Tong, the host of a TV nature program in Canada called Daily Planet.

#biodiversity #coolbugs #beetle 
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The Blue Glaucus Glaucus atlanticus, sometimes called the blue sea slug or blue ocean slug, is a bizarre-looking marine creature in the group of sea slugs known as nudibranchs. Found in the temperate and tropical waters of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans, this slender slug lives its life floating upside-down on the surface of the ocean thanks to an air bubble which it swallows and keeps inside its stomach. Its color pattern, an example of a phenomenon known as countershading, helps it avoid both flying and swimming predators while floating wherever the wind and the currents take it: its underside, which faces upward, is blue, helping it blend into the water’s surface when seen from above, while its back, which faces downward, is a more grayish color, helping it blend into the ocean when seen from below.

This camouflage, however, is not the blue glaucus’ only form of self-defense. It feeds on animals known as hydrozoans (in the same phylum as jellyfish), especially the highly venomous Portuguese Man-O’-War. Although a sting by a Portuguese Man-O’-War is very painful to a human, the blue glaucus, like some other nudibranchs, can swallow its prey’s stinging cells (known as nematocysts) without hurting itself. It may be able to protect itself from the sting both by secreting mucus and by hard discs in its skin. Far from being harmed by the poison, the blue glaucus stores it in the up to 84 finger-like structures or cerata sticking out of its body, and uses it to defend itself against predators.

To learn more about the incredible marine life in our world's oceans, and to 'friend' a species like this Sea Swallow, visit us at:

Photo: Sylke Rohrlach/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0)

#marinelife #marinespecies #marineconservarion #waterislife #bluedragon #seaswallow #seaslug #TerraMar 

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Sarajevo, unique pedestrian bridge providing access to the Academy of Fine Arts in Bosnia

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Abr.17 - Madrid
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