This rather stoic fellow can be found inside the Osher Rainforest at the Academy of Sciences. Unlike many animals, he just sat there calmly and let museum-goers get a good look. Larger version available here.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sambava Tomato Frog
Here’s a colorful inhabitant of the Osher Rainforest at the California Academy of Sciences. Larger version is available here.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Chambered Nautilus
Here’s a nice, close shot of one of the more interesting inhabitants of the aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The patterns on Chambered Nautilus’ shells are some of the most famous in the animal kingdom. Larger version is viewable here.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Parrots Back To Back
This week’s challenge calls for halves, and I remembered seeing these parrots hanging out while their cages are being cleaned. Large versions available here and here.
Scarlet Macaw, Up Close And Personal
Paradise Village shows off their resident parrots every couple of days. You have to keep your distance most of the time, but you can pose with their scarlet macaw after the show. Normally the hotel staff takes your photo and sells you prints – I have one that needs to get framed, in fact – but they were gracious enough to let me get my own close-up shot. Large version available here.
There are about half a dozen parrots on display at Paradise Village in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. Normally you can only see if then in their cages…unless you know when they’re taken out and having the cages cleaned. As long as you don’t get *too* close, they’re fine with some quick photos. This one was taken so close, you can see my reflection in the parrot’s eye! Large version available here.
Red-Eyed Orange Lion
One of the Yau Kung Moon lion dancers. Taken during the SF Chinese New Year 2015 Festival in Chinatown.
5 Weird Involuntary Behaviors Explained!
It’s Okay To Be Smart breaks down some of the strangest stuff everyone does.
How Many Colors Can We See?
More than you’d think, less than you’d hope. SciShow breaks it down.
How Far Can Legolas See?
Legolas may be a ridiculously pretty fellow with insane archery skills, but his vision isn’t quite as good as he lets on. MinutePhysics breaks it down.