biomorphosis:

Aye-aye is one of the strangest looking primates. They can only be found in the north-eastern parts of Madagascar. They are nocturnal and usually at the altitude above 700 meters of rain forest trees.

It has specifically designed middle finger which is used for extraction of food from trunks, braches and hard shells. Aye-aye taps a branch with its finger and listens if there is any sound of moving insects or larvae inside. If the movement is detected, aye-aye will make a hole with sharp teeth and use its middle digit to scoop the prey.

The ancient legends of Malagasy considered it the symbol of death due to its scary looks and eerie call. They believe that if the long pointed finger is pointed to any person, death befalls him/her. This leads people to kill aye-ayes on sight. Aye-aye is listed as nearly threatened species with 1000 left on the wild  and it is currently under protection.

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Rise of the Blue Jellyfish by altsaint

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Rise of the Blue Jellyfish by altsaint


Sleeping Panther by Radu Frentiu

Sleeping Panther by Radu Frentiu

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After Hidden Habitats at 9/8c is an all-new jungle themed episode of Human Planet at 10/9c, only on BBC America! 
Photos by Timothy Allen. 

The rainforest is home to more species than any other habitat on the planet. But for humans, living there gets tough. Watch as people develop great skill, ingenuity and bravery when hunting or avoiding the wildlife amongst the trees.

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Join us tomorrow Sept 16th on Earth Night for two back-to-back premiere episodes of Hidden Habitats at 9/8c, followed by an all-new episode of Human Planet at 10/9c, only on BBC America! 

Earth is a collection of worlds within worlds, each one a self-contained ecosystem bursting with life. These microworlds depend on an intricate web of relationships and natural forces that make each one unique. This stunning series delves deep into the heart of these habitats, breaking down each intricate ecosystem into all of its component parts, introducing the animals that live there, and revealing the fine balances of its existence. Hidden Habitats premieres with two back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, September 16, 9:00pm ET. 

Tonight’s the night!

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Ghost mantis / Phyllocrania paradoxa

Beautiful lovelies

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Join us tomorrow Sept 16th on Earth Night for two back-to-back premiere episodes of Hidden Habitats at 9/8c, followed by an all-new episode of Human Planet at 10/9c, only on BBC America! 

Earth is a collection of worlds within worlds, each one a self-contained ecosystem bursting with life. These microworlds depend on an intricate web of relationships and natural forces that make each one unique. This stunning series delves deep into the heart of these habitats, breaking down each intricate ecosystem into all of its component parts, introducing the animals that live there, and revealing the fine balances of its existence. Hidden Habitats premieres with two back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, September 16, 9:00pm ET. 

becausebirds:

Meet Sable, the 1 in 100,000 melanic (oppsite of albino) Barn Owl that wasn’t rejected by its mother for its unique dark coloring.

becausebirds:

Meet Sable, the 1 in 100,000 melanic (oppsite of albino) Barn Owl that wasn’t rejected by its mother for its unique dark coloring.

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