Sand grains from Maui, Hawaii. These were the first grains of sand that I examined through the microscope. I was amazed by the array of spectacular bits and pieces. The "Y" shaped glassy structure at the top is a sponge spicule, which functions as the internal skeleton of most sponges. Just to the left and down are two perfectly formed microscopic shells. Just to the right and down from the sponge spicule is a bit of brown sea urchin spine, with its intricate structural design
You have probably seen goats climbing mountains and impossible cliffs, but have you seen goats on top of trees? The following pictures originate from South-West Morocco, where the goats climb the Argan trees to eat argo nuts used by Moroccans to extract oil. In drought-ridden conditions when there is little else to eat, goats often climb up a variety of trees in search of food.