Posts from the ‘pictures of animals’ Category
A relaxing visit to the zoo can turn into a nightmare for a phobic …
Keraphobia, fear of horns
Ailurophobie, fear of (big) cats
Ornithophobia, fear of birds
Chronomatophobia, fear of bones (left overs from big cats)
Officinaphobia at the zoo shop
Pictures shot at Zurich zoo, Switzerland. Click each picture to zoom in.
Pictures shot under the sea between Armenistis Beach and TIgania beach, Chalkidiki, Greece. Click each picture to zoom in.
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.
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