In cosmopolitan towns and cities, nature does not have a prominent place to shine. That is why we end up talking about a dreamy nature with puppies and animals running around because we do not see it often. Every coin has two sides. Nature has a side that we might not know of. These are some of the images that we came across that depict that nature has a side we don’t know.
1.The Philippines is witnessing a Flying Fox!
No! The picture is not upside down. This is a huge BAT! Flying Fox is one of the massive bat species in the world. They have a wingspan of one and a half meters. Their body length is about 40 centimeters. You can find them in tropical islands and Asia. These giants only eat fruit and are not as scary as they look!
2.The lizards that give live birth!
Did you think that all lizards lay eggs? Did you know that there are some lizards that give live birth? There are specific species such as Solomon Islands lizards, shingle-back lizards, and blue-tongue lizards that give live birth.
3. Tornado? No, they are birds!
Does this remind you a frame from a famous film?
A scene from The Birds, an Alfred Hitchcock movie?
But no, this is not a movie scene. This is actually a ‘birdnedo’ as one calls it on Reddit. It is said to be comprised of Starlings. Starlings fly together in thick flocks because it reduces the energy required to fly high. This formation is what we call murmuration. This formation helps them stay protected from predators as well. The moment they feel a shift, the entire flock pattern shifts.
4. Horseback on a Python
In the last hour at Kununurra all the cane toads of my brother’s dam came out. Some of the wise ones took a ride on the back of a Python!
5. A dead Pike’s mouth is home to some!
Pike Fish are ambush predators. They have a fantastic ability to stay still for a long time to catch their prey. But since it was out of the water, we can assure that it was dead, because some birds made a nest inside its mouth!
6. Appearance can be deceiving
The Huntsman Spider is common in most houses in Australia. As large as it is, it is the least dangerous spider in the country. You can actually use the help of a Huntsman to take care of the cockroach problem in your house. If you let it be in its world, it will not harm any of you!
7. Queen Bee and the worker bees!
When the queen bee leaves the colony, many worker bees leave with her. A lot of worker bees leave their original hive with the old queen bee. Even though swarming usually takes place in spring, occasional swarming can last the entire season.
8. Gecko’s new house is a toy spider.
Geckos are EVERYWHERE, except Antarctica. They can camouflage to match their background. They use this technique to cover up from predators. When they run out of ways to hide, they may even use a toy spider to hide!
9. The Bird-Town
A lot of birds migrate to warmer regions toward the end of autumn. They usually migrate at night because it is not as warm as day. Another reason why they fly at night is, there are fewer predators at night. Nonetheless, you can still spot some of them during morning hours.
10. The SAW!
The long snout that looks like a saw has given these species the name SAWFISH. They belong to the Ray kind, and their long snout has denticles laterally. It makes the snout look like a huge chainsaw. They use their saw-like snout during feeding and to stay safe.
11. Paying condolences
This doggy seems to be paying condolences to the fox who drowned in freezing water.
12. Shedding the face!
Have you ever peeled off the skin from your pet Lizard’s face? If not, this is how it looks like! But when shedding it, you must ensure to be careful around the eyes.
13. WHAT ON EARTH IS THAT? Does anyone know?
This Anemone-looking thing was found in Western Australia. This is said to be dangerous if inflicted. The stings from this can take a long time to heal, even months!
14. The tree of shrouds
A monsoon hit Pakistan badly in 2010. This caused rivers and lakes to overflow. An aid-supporter at the time, Mr. Russell Watkins, captured this picture. We cannot analyze this scientifically. He told National Geographic that the locals had not seen anything like that before. It was spiders, along with other insects, seeking protection from the floods that followed the monsoon.
15. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, witnesses a Snaggle-toothed Snake Eel
The Snaggle-toothed snake Eel or Aplatophis Zorro is a tropical eel in the Pacific Ocean. They live 5 to 10 meters deep in burrows. According to a specimen that John E. McCosker studied in 2001, they can reach a length of about 104 cm gulp.
16. Deep-Sea Squid recorded at a 7800-feet depth
There are many amazing yet weird sea creatures in the deep ends of the ocean. BigFin Squid is one of the species that you can rarely find. Because of their rarity, people have been unable to find a lot of information about them. This was videotaped in on 11th November 2007 in the Gulf of Mexico. They are very different compared to other squids. According to this videotape, it is estimated that these squids are as long as 8 meters or more.
17. Macromutation put the eyes inside the mouth
Mutation has many effects on organisms. Macromutation is one of those kinds. It changes a regulatory gene that expresses a range of structural genes. It is found out that macromutation is a result of an infection caused by a parasite called Ribeiroia ondatrae (Trematode Worm). These parasitic infections have caused a number of mutations in limbs and other organisms.
18. A large beehive in an old house
If bees find a closed, cozy space in a house, the owners will have an issue. Bees are extremely important to the ecosystem. Hence, getting rid of them seems not a viable option. If they are honeybees, they can destroy your walls. Therefore, a professional will have to take the hive away. DO NOT TRY it yourself!
19. The Hedgehog skeleton
This spiky skeleton consists of keratin (just like our hair and nails). It hugs the hedgehog from behind like a coat. Even though these can be painful when you come in contact, they are not poisonous.
20. Did Spiderman leave his mask here?
A spider web can change its form due to temperature, weather, and light. The adhesives may lose their strength with time and also due to external factors, leaving webs looking like this one!
21. Mushroom out of a skull
The Candy Cap mushroom is found in North America. Its scientific name is Lactarius Rubidius, and it is an aromatic mushroom. Because of its aromatic flavor is commonly used to flavor food, like how we use vanilla or saffron. But if you saw a Candy Cap out of a dead fox’s skull, will you eat it?
22. ‘Bugging’ the phone!
When people do deep-cleaning, the surrounding insects try to hide in small spaces. Often, they cannot find their way out, and they die.
23. Can you see the eye through the ear?
A cylindrical yeast colony forms in a bottle vertically when the nutrients settle at the bottom of the bottle.
25. Going for a RUN!
This Ratsnake is native to North America. They are generally harmless and can be seen in forests of central America. They are not venomous and can be found a lot in garages and barns. But when you find them inside your shoes, it is quite not the case!
26. Snake electrocution!
This took place inside a power box. No one knows the reason why a second snake was electrocuted. But from what we can see, the first snake was found in trouble, and the second one came to the rescue and ended up getting electrocuted too.
27. The plant with the fleshy flower.
Hydrona africana is an underground plant. What you see here is the fleshy flower that acts as a trap to keep the beetles. These flowers have an odor to attract pollinators, dung beetles, and carrion beetles.
28. The size ‘can’ matter at times!
We are not sure if the snake is extra small or the locusts are extra-large. Either way, they are having a hearty meal.
29. The bug that wears the prey corpse
The assassin bug is truly the right name for it. They inject dangerous saliva into their prey. The inside of their bodies then liquidizes, enabling this bug to suck it out. They then wear the corpse of their prey to stay camouflaged against jumping spiders and other predators.
30. Mold growing out of cat food
This looks like a type of fungi called Phycomyces. They are not harmful and are said to be safe for mammals.
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