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This kid’s art is great

Check out this etsy shop – wolves, lions, horses, owls. Great stuff, especially for someone that young.

Spider and Fly

The same friend in Equatorial Guinea whose picture of a lightning I posted yesterday also took this picture. This spider lives on his desk. He waited several days for the spider to catch a fly and then took this picture: Anyone venture to ID the species of the spider and/or the fly?


My friend (I was the Best Man at his wedding, back in the 80s) is in Equatorial Guinea and the other day he took this dramatic photograph of a lightning:

Explained here. Critiques in the comments are (mostly) valid, but for a first effort at using this kind of visualization technique, I’d say it’s pretty impressive.

The craziest fish jaws ever (video)

(via Deep Sea News)

What bug is this?

A reader sent me this picture, asking for an ID – it was taken in upstate New York:

Halloween in Southern Village

The neighbors in Southern Village (here in Chapel Hill) are wild about Halloween, many making elaborate decorations of their houses for it (often more elaborate than for Christmas). The business on The Green also get into the spirit and put fun and scary dolls or scarecrows or other objects in front of their stores. These…

Using infra-red cameras: From Wired