Red bananas, also known as Red Dacca bananas are a variety of banana with reddish-purple skin. They are smaller and plumper than the common Cavendish banana. When ripe, raw red bananas have a flesh that is cream to light pink in color. They are also softer and sweeter than the yellow Cavendish varieties, with a slight raspberry flavor. Many red bananas are found in Australia, imported from producers in Asia and South America. They are a favorite in Central America but are sold throughout the world.
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This is the Black Swallower (Chiasmodon niger), a fish that really bites off more than it can chew! (Sounds like me an www.consciousazine.com ~!)
This is the aptly-named "black swallower" (Chiasmodon niger), a fish known for eating bony fish up to 10x its mass and 2x its length.
This particular specimen was found washed up on the shore in 2007. The black swallower measures 19cm long. The fish in its stomach is a snake mackerel measuring 86 cm.
The Night Queen flower starts blooming after sunset, it completely bloom by midnight & dies before sunrise. The fragrance of this flower is so intense that one can distinctly smell it from 10-20 meters distance.
Australian researchers have confirmed that the beautiful orchid mantis mimics flowers to attract insect pollinators as prey. This is the first documented case of floral mimicry outside of flowering plants.
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Hoya Orchids Royal Hawaiian Purple__ Luiza Ferreira
The Lowland Streaked Tenrec is found in Madagascar. Beware, they are covered in little barbs!
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The Hummingbird Hawk-Moth might look strange, but it's really just an insect that feeds on flowers.
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The Indian Purple Frog only spends about two weeks above ground every year.
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mind is over matter,
tell me how else a tree defys gravity ?
Consciouss Neb p.s. see the tree in there?
The physical appearance of a pangolin is marked by large, hardened, overlapping plate-like scales. The scales, which are soft on newborn pangolins but harden as the animal matures, are made of keratin, the same material of which human fingernails and tetrapod claws are made. The pangolin's scaled body is comparable to a pine cone or globe artichoke. It can curl up into a ball when threatened, with its overlapping scales acting as armour and its face tucked under its tail. The scales are sharp, providing extra defense. The front claws are so long they are unsuited for walking, so the animal walks with its fore paws curled over to protect them. Pangolins can also emit a noxious-smelling acid from glands near the anus, similar to the spray of a skunk. Pangolins, though, are not able to spray this acid as skunks do. They have short legs, with sharp claws which they use for burrowing into termite and ant mounds, as well as climbing.
The size of pangolins varies by species, ranging from 30 to 100 centimetres (12 to 39 in). Females are generally smaller than males.
The tongues of pangolins are extremely elongated and extend into the abdominal cavity. By convergent evolution, pangolins, the giant anteater, and the tube-lipped nectar bat all have tongues that are not attached to their hyoid bone and extend past their pharynx deep into the thorax. This extension lies between the sternum and the trachea. Large pangolins can extend their tongues as much as 40 centimetres (16 in), with a diameter of only 0.5 centimetres (0.20 in).
A trio of male Australian big-bellied seahorses vie for the attention of a female seahorse at Living Coasts, Torquay, Devon. In a move that gives hope to overweight men everywhere, the female seahorse picks the male with the biggest belly. :)
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Despite being called a wolf and resembling a fox, the Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) is not closely related to any other living canine and is the only member of the Chrysocyon genus. The Maned Wolf is on the IUCN red list of endangered species. Habitat destruction is the main threat to maned wolves. They have almost no natural enemies, but nevertheless are in great danger because they need wide, uninterrupted spaces. In addition, people kill the Maned Wolf for its body parts, believed to have magical properties.
There’s an animal called the Quokka and it’s the happiest animal in on Earth.
The quokka, the only member of the genus Setonix, known locally as the Kangaroo Rat, is a small macropod about the size of a domestic cat. Like other marsupials in the macropod family, the quokka is herbivorous and mainly nocturnal.
The Umbonia Spinosa is believed to be related to the cicada. They feed on plant sap.
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The Venezuelan Poodle Moth remains fairly unstudied, but based on it's looks, you can't trust it.
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The Bush Viper does it's hunting at night. Have no fear, it's one of the smallest snake species around.
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Rare white albino turtle.. Love the geometry..
Simaetha sp. is a gorgeous gold and purple jumping spider recently discovered in the Sraburi Province of Thailand.
Image: Theerasak Saksritawee