“It is as beautiful as it is rare. A frost flower is created on autumn or early winter mornings when ice in extremely thin layers is pushed out from the stems of plants or occasionally wood. This extrusion creates wonderful patterns which curl and fold into gorgeous frozen petioles giving this phenomenon both its name and its appearance.”
Tarantulas have two retractable claws on the ends of each of their legs; these are used to grip surfaces while climbing. The pressure applied to the tarsus (or foot) while walking or crawling causes the foot to split in two and allows the claws to fan out. Surrounding the claws, the tarantulas also have a dense group of hairs (called the scopula) which aid the tarantula in gripping smoother surfaces such as glass. You can see the scopula here.
Fungi (and nature in general) will never cease to amaze me. I could walk through a forest and stare at them for hours.
Crossing (by Kym Ellis)
Reminds me of cottage times. And legit winter times.
the wings-become-windows butterfly. (by e³°°°)
This reminds me of a map I was once showed of the network of waterways that branch out of Lake Pontchartrain. Very cool that nature imitates itself.
Too bad the lake is so damaged now - it no longer resembles this much any more.
These are absolutely incredible.
That colour is incredible.
Beautiful Nature \ Explored (by Dalal Al-O ( Busy/Off For A While ))
Look at that water.
Look at that landscape.
I swear, these will be the death of me.