Posts from the ‘pictures of animals’ Category
Red is the lucky color in China. And it is the only way to fight back Nian, the mythological man-eater beasts living under mountains and seas. From red flags to red wedding dresses, the red color in China paints whatever brings luck and power. Including the rare and very expensive Arowana / dragon fishes, with their red, coin-shaped scales.
This post is part of the reportage Detour to China. Click each picture to enlarge.
Once more I walked down to the village from the high pastures
They adorned my head with flowers and pine trees for the parade
Thrill is in the air, everybody is positioned, the show can start!
Folklore music first.
I am so eagerly waiting for the response …
Who will be the lucky one chosen as Queen of the Cows 2017 ?
Rhizostoma pulmo: the largest Mediterranean jellyfish (up to 10 Kg)
A baby Pinna nobilis. This marine bivalve mollusc can grow up to 1.2 m long
Echinaster sepositus: the arms of this Mediterranean sea star fish are up to 20 cm
Actinia viridis: a snake-locks anemone with 8 cm long tentacles
Octopus vulgaris: hidden in its lair, the piovra can be up to 1 m long.
“Ode to the Sea” shot off shore between Pistis and Porto Conte, Sardegna, Italy with Olympus TG-1. Click to zoom in and appreciate every scale and tentacle.