‘Extinct’ New Guinea Big Eared Bat re-surfaces.

The bat reappeared in Papua New Guinea, according to a new study When the New Guinea big-eared bat, which hadn’t been seen for over a century, was captured, it hadn’t even been hiding. In fact, student researchers Catherine Hughes and Julie Broken-Brow from the University of Queensland trapped the bat in Papua New Guinea in […]

Steampunk Animal and Insect Sculptures by Igor Verniy.

by Christopher Jobson. Steampunk Animal and Insect Sculptures by Igor Verniy steampunk sculpture assemblage animals From heaps of scrap metal, old bike chains, and silverware, sculptor Igor Verniy creates birds, butterflies, and other unusual creations. Many of his steampunk and cyberpunk sculptures are made to be fully articulated, with dozens of moving or adjustable parts […]

The Rare Blue Dragon Sea Slug.

Depending on your tastes, this bizarre little blue creature may inspire either shrieks of excitement or a bit of discomforted shock, possibly a combination of both. Meet the blue dragon, one of the weirdest and most wonderful little-known animals in the world. The proper name of this mythical-looking creature is Glaucus atlanticus, or blue sea […]

Crabhunter seals hijack Frozen Mobile Home.

Frozen Mobile Home: Category Winner and Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020. Massive and mysterious habitats, icebergs are dynamic kingdoms that support marine life. As they swing and rotate slowly through polar currents, icebergs fertilize the oceans by carrying nutrients from land that spark blooms of phytoplankton, fundamental to the carbon cycle. During an expedition […]

Mice squabbling over crumbs wins wildlife photography award.

Image of mice scrapping at a train station platform won the people’s choice category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 award. (Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Sam Rowley) What’s better than animal photos? Funny animal photos. Australian Geographic unveils winning wildlife snaps. It might not seem the wildest of wildlife photography, but the […]

In the Cave of the Glow Worms.

Something quite special dwells beneath the surface of New Zealand and these images prove that the country is just as beautiful below ground as it is above! The Waitomo area is famous for it’s limestone caves and within these caves are one of the most magical insects in the world, the glowworm. Glow worms emit […]

Tiny Griffins by Audrey Gonzalez.

It may not have have the grand majesty of your typical half-eagle, half-lion griffin, but this tiny beast has fluttered away with our hearts. Artist Audrey Gonzalez came up with this little critter as part of a larger series of mini mythical creatures. She has also posted a tiny unicorn with the horn and wings […]

Creatures that can Live Longer than Humans.

With parrots, we skirt the edges of the human lifespan. Macaws, for example, can live some 60 years in the wild. But some have sailed past the 100-year mark, most notably Charlie, who was reportedly owned by Winston Churchill. Taught to spew obscenities against Hitler and the Nazis, Charlie was a fixture at a British […]

Kangaroo Island Creatures.

When British explorers happened upon Kangaroo Island—south of what today is the city of Adelaide—the animals took them by surprise. Unlike the wild ‘roos of the mainland, who knew to keep their distance, these creatures were utterly tame and approachable (so much so that the arriving crew reportedly slaughtered 31 for a giant kangaroo stew). […]

The Book of Hours, c.1500s.

A selection of wonderful little illustrations found in a  Fifteenth Century Book of Hours attributed to an artist of the Ghent-Bruges school and dating from the late 15th century. In the pages without full borders the margins have been decorated with an array of different images depicting flowers, birds, jewellery, animals, household utensils and these […]