Sunday, February 5, 2012
Resemblance in Nature
1. Jellyfish - Photo L. Le Charles.
2. Pistil and stamen of a poppy - Photo C. Bille.
3. Bishop's Cones (Conus episcopatus) - Photo P. Auradon.
4. Orchid - Photo J. Vincent.
5. Flamingos - Fox Photos.
6. A mushroom called Scaly Sawgill (Neolentinus lepideus) - Photo J. Vincent.
7. The cold has drawn frost patterns on the glass - Photo Roger Viollet.
8. Algae - Photo Roger Viollet.
9. Starfishes - Photo L. Le Charles.
10. Carrion Flower (Stapelia mutabilis Jacq.) - Photo L. Le Charles.
Carrion flowers simulate the odor of a rotting carcass and attract carrion beetles and a variety of flies including blowflies, flesh flies and midges.
11. Oak galls at the beginning of their formation. - Photo J. Vincent.
A gall is an abnormal swelling of plant tissue caused by insects, microorganisms or external injury.
12. Galls develop on the leaves after the bite of a midge - Photo J. Vincent.
13. Crocodile skin.
14. Artichokes covered by the snow - Photo J. Vincent.
15. Sand dune - Photo Weston.
16. Zebra's coat - Photo Weston.
17. The Harp Shell surrounded by a succession of bourrelets (bearing rings). - Photo P. Auradon.
18. Polyporus Sulphureus is a mushroom commonly called Chicken of the Woods. - Photo J. Vincent.