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Dec 18, 2011

Picture of the Day: Adorable Waterproof Duckling

Picture of the Day: Adorable Waterproof Duckling

ADORABLE WATERPROOF DUCKLING Photograph via Reddit Not only is this duckling adorable, but the photograph wonderfully illustrates the waterproof abilities of ducks. Did you know a special gland called the uropygial gland (or the preen gland) is one key physical trait that helps to keep ducks on top of the water? This…

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Dec 5, 2011

Picture of the Day: Baby Chameleons Branching Out

Picture of the Day: Baby Chameleons Branching Out

BABY CHAMELEONS BRANCHING OUT Original Photographs by Igor Siwanowicz | Digital Artwork by Takacica @ deviantART The fantastic image above by Takacica was created from two stunning photographs by Igor Siwanowicz (picture 1, picture 2). These seven-day old baby chameleon hatchlings measure approximately 1.5cm (0.6 in) in length. Adorable! Takacica and…

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Nov 27, 2011

Picture of the Day: The Miniature Northern Saw-whet Owl

Picture of the Day: The Miniature Northern Saw-whet Owl

THE MINIATURE NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL Photograph by JASON IDZERDA The Northern Saw-whet Owl is a small owl native to North America. Their habitat is coniferous forests, sometimes mixed or deciduous woods, across North America. They live in tree cavities and old nests made by other small raptors. Some are permanent residents, while…

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