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.