A lionfish waits for the opportune moment to charge in and claim his meal as a giant school of sweeper fish frantically swim around together in a bid to avoid the predators.
Picture: Ilan Ben Tov/Solent News (via Pictures of the day: 9 September 2014 - Telegraph)
Valais blacknose sheep at Stenofäric (x)
Picture: Jon Langeland/Solent News & Photo Agency (via Pictures of the day: 8 September 2014 - Telegraph)
i couldn’t remember the name of these things so i went to google and
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wow that’s really cute
Scarlet ibis (Eudocimus ruber)
The scarlet ibis inhabits tropical South America and islands of the Caribbean. In form it resembles most of the other twenty-seven extant species of ibis, but its remarkably brilliant scarlet coloration makes it unmistakable. This medium-sized wader is a hardy, numerous, and prolific bird, and it has protected status around the world. Mating pairs build nests in a simple style, typically “loose platforms of sticks” of a quality sometimes described as “artless”. They roost in leaf canopies, mostly preferring the convenient shelter of young waterside mangrove trees. To attract a female, the male will perform a variety of mating rituals such as preening, shaking, bill popping, head rubbing, and high flights. Their distinctive long, thin bills are used to probe for food in soft mud or under plants. Popularly imagined to be eating only shrimp, a recent study in Llanos has found that much of their diet consists of insects, of which the majority were scarabs and ground beetles.
pigeon riding terrapins
The sarcastic fringehead (Neoclinus blanchardi) is a footlong fish that lives off the Pacific coast of North America. When unthreatened, the fringehead’s visage is fairly unremarkable. But if a marine predator (or stray human hand) attempts to dislodge a fringehead from its crevasse, the fish will race into action, brandishing its frightening Predator-like mouth at the interloper.
And things get even stranger when two sarcastic fringeheads get embroiled in a turf war. How strange? Two words: “mouth wrestling.” Are you brave enough to behold the angriest make-out party in the animal kingdom?
wow, “sarcastic fringehead” describes me pretty well. that’s a spot-on depiction of my make-out technique also.