July 25th, 2014
National Moth Week is a week long, global mothing event to promote the understanding and enjoyment of moths and to raise awareness about biodiversity. Click the more link for events in your area this weekend. Maybe you'll find and count a gorgeous Emperor Moth like this one photographed by Thomas Marent in Switzerland. It's eyespots are to deter predators approaching from behind. Notice hot the wing tips vaguely resemble a snake head, another deterrent aimed at hungry birds.
July 24th, 2014
Yesterday's Daily Mail featured a lesson in the art of camouglage featuring a set of Pete Oxford's images. Leaf insects mimicking dead leaves demonstrate the advantages of making like a leaf in the jungle.
July 23rd, 2014
Just after posted a beautiful gallery in honor of Coral Reef Appreciation week, we read about the current state of the Great Barrier Reef. Next year UNESCO will decide whether to designate it as a World Heritate Site in danger. Face threats from global warming, coastal development and dredging projects, the reef can no longer rebound like as it once could. Click here for a link to the Guardian story.
July 22nd, 2014
For several years now, Piotr Naskrecki has been working as part of world renowned entomologist and crusader for biodiversity E.O. Wilson on Dr. Wilson's project to catalog all of the animal species of Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. While they are still toiling away in the rainforest, collecting, cataloging and discovering the wildlife of Goronogosa, some of their finds are now showcased and discussed in their new book.
A WINDOW ON ETERNITY A Biologist's Walk Through Gorongosa National Park , written by Dr. Wilson and photographs contributed by Piotr Naskrecki brings the reader into one of the most biologically richest places in Africa and perhaps in the world. The book has been so well received, that even out Praying Mantis friend feels the need to applaud.
July 21st, 2014
In honor of Coral Reef Appreciation week, we've created a new gallery of reef photography. Images range from spectacular sweeping aerials of the Great Barrier Reef to close-up abstract details of coral patterns.
July 21st, 2014
Last week, NOAA announced the addition of the Scalloped Hammerhead Shark to the U.S. Endangered Species list, making it the first shark protected under U.S. law. See More for the full article in Scientific American.
July 18th, 2014
We love this underwater view of a Cape Gannet paddling. It conveys and both the photographer's playful sensibility and the unknown threat of the deep unseen by the gannet.
July 18th, 2014
We're thrilled to see Thomas Marent's sexy Puss Moth caterpillar featured on the BING.com home page today. This tiny guy is rearing up and waiving its tail in a threat display. Who knew caterpillars could be so charismatic. Click More for print, cards, and phone cases featuring this guy.
July 16th, 2014
In honor of World Snake Day we've posted a selection of beautiful serpents to a new gallery. Click here for more info.
July 11th, 2014
With equal parts patience and passion, Michael Durham photographs bats in the dead of night in Oregon's Deschutes National Forest.
Follow the link to the Daily Mail feature about photographing the small, fast, mysterious night flyer.