photos by mark dumbleton of (click pic) baobabs trees in botswana’s makgadikgadi pans (first photo) and mashatu game reserve (fourth photo); quiver trees in namibia’s keetmanshoop forest (second photo); and a camelthorn tree in south africa’s kgalagadi transfrontier park (third photo) and kwazulu natal (fifth photo). (more astrophotography and trees)
Colorized scanning electron microscope image of an Acacia dealbata (yellow mimosa) flower about to open. The flower is roughly 4.5 mm across. This image won the 2013 FEI Image Contest. FEI, based in Hillsboro, Ore., is a supplier of scientific instruments for nanoscale applications.
Credit: Marcos Rosado/Electron Microscopy Division of the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
photos by klaus echle, a forest ranger in germany’s black forest who came to gain the trust of this young female red fox. but after six months, at the start of the mating season, she disappeared. “i still miss seeing her,” he said.
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