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Mouth Wide Open: Whale Shark via whale-shark.org: Despite the fact that it can open its mouth to almost 5' wide and has about 300 rows of tiny teeth, the whale shark is a filter feeder and dines on plankton, krill and algae. #Whale_Shark @whaleshark_org #Photography

Mouth Wide Open: Whale Shark via whale-shark.org: Despite the fact that it can open its mouth to almost 5' wide and has about 300 rows of tiny teeth, the whale shark is a filter feeder and dines on plankton, krill and algae. #Whale_Shark @whaleshark_org #Photography

Spike-headed Katydid by ralf.darius: Crowned like a king, the spike headed katydid is one of the 100,000 insect species iin the Yasyuni National Park, Ecuador, which arguably holds the world record for the widest array of plant and animal groups, from amphibians to trees to insects and was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1989.  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100119133510.htm\#Katydid #Biodiversity #Yasuni_National_Park #Ecuador

Spike-headed Katydid by ralf.darius: Crowned like a king, the spike headed katydid is one of the 100,000 insect species iin the Yasyuni National Park, Ecuador, which arguably holds the world record for the widest array of plant and animal groups, from amphibians to trees to insects and was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1989. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100119133510.htm\#Katydid #Biodiversity #Yasuni_National_Park #Ecuador

"Kangaroo" at the Outback Kangaroo Farm, Arlington, Washington  [Photo by Sweendo (Sean Sweeney) - November 14 2009]

"Kangaroo" at the Outback Kangaroo Farm, Arlington, Washington [Photo by Sweendo (Sean Sweeney) - November 14 2009]

This is called the Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tree Spider (Poecilotheria metallica) and even its name is all fancy. They're insanely rare, too, only being found in a single location which is severely fragmented. The extent of occurrence is less than 100 km2.   Habitat: Southeastern India and Sri Lanka  Status: Critically Endangered

This is called the Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tree Spider (Poecilotheria metallica) and even its name is all fancy. They're insanely rare, too, only being found in a single location which is severely fragmented. The extent of occurrence is less than 100 km2. Habitat: Southeastern India and Sri Lanka Status: Critically Endangered

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