Rice terraces in Yunnan, take 2

Caribbean brain coral

It's not Rice terraces in Yunnan of course: it's Caribbean brain coral, from the Royal Society photo competition. The winner, tadpoles, is cute, but looks to be a rip-off of the rather better newt. Unless its a common idea. The fish is good, too:

Going with the flow: schooling to avoid a predator

As is the snake. I like abstracts:

Sand has scales

A friend of mine, Ulrike Bauer, won the "Evolutionary Biology" category.

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