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Homo sapiens sapiens in the mist

Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata

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Mammalia; Order: Primates

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Family: Hominidae; Tribe: Hominini

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Genus: Homo; Species: H. sapiens

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To be more precise, subspecies: H. s. sapiens

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Pictures of this misty forest shot with D800 plus 16-35 F/4 – click to magnify

There is one bird too much on this island!

That’s it, also birds from Heaven do have some quarrelling from time to time. No blood was shed, no feather was pulled. Click on each picture to magnify.

There is one white peacock too much on this island!DSC_3124

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Close encounters of the never kind at the pond

I have waited for more than one hour for any kind of encounter between the creatures of this post.
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They completely ignored each other, which is understandable in the case of the dragonflies, but not for the frogs.
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So, while watching these pictures, try maybe to imagine the dragonfly in the mouth of the frog …
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… or even the other way round might be possible for what I’ve not seen 😉
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Maybe white and gold, red and gold and even blue and black are not the colours frogs look for.   Click on pictures to magnify.

Sticky pictures from the scene of the crime

Which weapon killed most of them? Toothed traps?

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Sticky mats?

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Glue drops?

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Find it by clicking on the pictures, shot with a Nikkor 16-35 mm f/4 that almost got glued onto these carnivore plants. Its minimal focus distance is 29 cm and evaluating it through the wide angle is often counter intuitive. For broader point of views on toothed Dionaea muscipula , sticky Pinguicula gigantea and gluey Drosera capensis click on the square pictures below.

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