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Alphabet on butterfly wings

Alphabet on butterfly wings, found and shot by Norwegian photographer Kjell Sandved. I've never hurt or killed a butterfly to get the shot, says Sandved

A, B, C – Alphabet on butterfly wings found and shot by Norwegian photographer Kjell Sandved. According to the photographer, he never hurt or killed a butterfly to get the shot

Photographer Kjell Sandved – Alphabet on butterfly wings
This Latin alphabet consists of the letters found and shot by Kjell Sandved on … butterfly wings. According to Sandved, he came to the United States from Norway to conduct research for an encyclopedia he was publishing. So began a 25-year journey that would take Kjell Sandved all over the world. Kjell had no background in photography, and he took classes and read books. He made learning his top priority. Noteworthy, the photographer has never hurt or killed a butterfly to get the shot. In general, the symmetrical letters, such as “O” were the easiest to find, while the letter “R” was the most problematic. Often found photographic subjects in strange places, he sometimes happened upon them unexpectedly. “Nature is so rich and unique, and different every time you walk into it,” said Sandved. However, most people go through life without really seeing.”
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Experimental photographer Hermin Abramovitch

Experimental photographer Hermin Abramovitch

Through red umbrellas. Beautiful photo art by Romanian Experimental photographer Hermin Abramovitch, Israel

Experimental photographer Hermin Abramovitch
Born on July 29 in Romania, Abramovitch is currently living in Israel and working as a Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs Manager at Harmonic. Considered experimental photographer, Hermin (ahermin, according to his deviant art page) is the author of these well done and surreal photos. Traditionally, the artist add abstract elements that give strength to the hole scene. Undoubtedly, Abramovitch is a talented experimental photographer.
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Marble glittering berry Pollia condensata

Marble glittering berry Pollia condensata

Marble glittering berry Pollia condensata

Marble glittering berry Pollia condensata
These beautiful tiny glittering berries, actually the shiniest objects in the world, belong to the plant Pollia condensata. But it’s more than their brilliance that makes these tropical fruits, native to Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda, noteworthy. The plant consists of special layer of cells that reflects light. And this gives the fruit its iridescent hues – a phenomenon known as structural coloration. “The optics are impressive,” Silvia Vignolini, co-author of the study, told Nature. According to her, there are no previous examples of this in nature. Despite having no nutritional value, the appearance of the berries attracts birds. Birds sometimes decorate their nests with the berries, in the process help spreading the seeds.
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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Pleiades Star Cluster. Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day – website, where each day they show a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe. In addition, they provide a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. The Pleiades Star Cluster is the most famous star cluster on the sky, the Pleiades seen without binoculars from even the depths of a light-polluted city. Also known as the Seven Sisters and M45, the Pleiades is one of the brightest and closest open clusters. The Pleiades contains over 3000 stars, is about 400 light years away, and only 13 light years across. Quite evident in the above photograph are the blue reflection nebulae that surround the brighter cluster stars.
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Fish with transparent head

Fish with transparent head. Deep-sea fish Macropinna microstoma

Deep-sea fish Macropinna microstoma. Fish with transparent head

Fish with transparent head
Known as Macropinna microstoma, this deep-sea fish has an unusually transparent head. Besides, fluid-filled dome on its head, through which the lenses of its eyes can be seen. The eyes have a barrel shape and can rotate to point either forward or straight up, looking through the fish’s transparent dome. The fish usually hangs nearly motionless in the water. When Macropinna spots small fish and jellyfish, its eyes rotate like binoculars, facing forward as it turns its body from a horizontal to a vertical position to feed. Macropinna microstoma has been known to science since 1939, but is not known to have been photographed alive until 2004. Old drawings do not show the transparent dome, as it is usually destroyed when brought up from the depths.
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Squirrels interesting facts

Squirrels interesting facts

Asking for nuts. Squirrels interesting facts

Squirrels interesting facts
First of all, we love these small tree animals, with a very cute bushy tail and sharp teeth. They are fast, really intelligent and always alert! It is fun to watch them and their amusing gestures. Following are some facts about them. There are more than 300 species of squirrels in 7 families. Squirrels are of different types such as ground squirrels, tree squirrels, flying squirrels and fox squirrels. Squirrels are seen in different colors such as gray, white, red and black. They have a life span of 5 to 7 years. Squirrels have not evolved since the last 37 years. It is an amusing sight to watch them jump here and there. Here is the scientific classification of squirrels.
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The blue dragon by Steve Richards

The blue dragon by Steve Richards

Resembling a giant snake, The Odeleite river – The blue dragon by Steve Richards

The blue dragon by Steve Richards is in fact, the river, which flows mostly in Portugal. So, the Odeleite river (in Portugeese Ribeira de Odeleite) is a tributary of the River Guadiana. Meanwhile, the beautiful river originates in the mountains of the Serra de Caldeirao, and flows through the municipalities Sao Bras de Alportel, Tavira, Alcoutim, and Castro Marim Faro district. Photographer Steve Richards took this picture during his flight from Cardiff, Wales, UK to Faro, Portugal. According to Steve Richards, the bright blue color of the water is due to the reflection of the sky and the cast shadows on the terrain are of the clouds. The river is known as “The Blue Dragon River” because of its dark blue color and a curvy shape, just like a monster animal – dragon.
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