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What lives beneath

Pictures shot under the sea between Armenistis Beach and TIgania beach, Chalkidiki, Greece.  Click each picture to zoom in.

Previous episodes:

Destination: the Holy Mountain

Modern Greeks

Under Your Protection

Radial symmetries

Old and New Thessaloniki

Lines of horizon

Peeping where Hera spurted her milk

Signs

Pinned

Radial symmetries

When feeling in danger, octopuses spread out their arms, pump water through their siphon and exhibit phosphorescent pigments. Octopuses are animals with bilateral symmetry, despite these postures make them looking like radial. “My” octopus did not ink, maybe it was not so frightened after all.

Sedentary marine tube worms quickly retract their colorful bristles (visible) in their calcareous tube (not visible). Despite their exposed, radial head, they are bilateral annelids

Sea anemones are true radial animals. This anemone belongs to the Actinaria subclass

Sea urchins (Echnoidea) are true radial symmetry animals

A runaway octopus with its usual pigmentation

This sea anemone belongs to the Spirularia subclass

Sea stars (Asteroidea) are true radial animals. This specimen is crawling through a bed of peacock tail’s algae.

Pictures shot with Olympus THought1 and Huawei P30 Pro. Click each picture to zoom in.

Previous episodes:

Destination: the Holy Mountain

Modern Greeks

Under Your Protection

Shooting wildlife

Red bird, unidentified

Marmots, 2 (!)

Blu bird, unidentified

Termites, red.

Nocturnal chamois.

Animals shot in the Swiss National Park. Click each picture to zoom in

Mine is longer

The giant Anax imperator

The tall Giraffa reticulata

A scary Struthio camelus

The largest living equid: Equus grevyi

The rare Ciconia nigra

The always up standing Suricata suricatta

Pictures shot in the new Savanna area in Zoo Zurich, Switzerland. Click each picture to zoom in

 

 

 

 

 

 

The savanna next door

The entry gate to the new Lewa- Savanna region at Zoo Zürich

Giraffes and impalas

A top deck safari bus at the east end

(fake) gigantic baobab trees

Sustainable tourism

Stripes and squares. Pictures shot in the new Savanna area in Zoo Zurich, Switzerland. Click each picture to zoom in

 

 

 

 

 

Of toads and frogs

Hidden in the grass, the toad awaits..

“3+1 courses, will they be my meal today?”

“Or will I swallow the whole feast?”

“Too long you waited for, Mr Toad” said the frog

I am going to push my tongue out!”

Pictures shot in Feuchtbiotop Langensegen. Click erach picture to zoom in.

 

Lake life

Blue on green, blue on green, blue on green, blue on green. It the rule baby.

Thats breast stroking!

Though insect

I am not alone

Wait..red pollen?

Pictures shot in Feuchtbiotop Langensegen. Click each picture to zoom in

It might fly

 

Heaviest bird in Europe?

Grounding again…

Butterflies taste with their feet

Frogs don’t fly

Can’t fly anymore

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Black won, white lost

White provocation

Black answer

Black attack

Black and White fight

Against every (chess) odd, black won and white lost. White has statistically 54.5% more winning chance than black.

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Urban jungle

Animals of Zurich caught in the urban environment.

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