Archive for the ‘Natural history’ Category

Sea anemone are fascinating creatures, they resemble terrestrial flowers but are predatory marine creatures. Here seen with a couple more predators – wolf fish (anarhichas lupus). These look a bit like well fed eels, with very spiky teeth. They are also known as catfish or devil fish. So that’s a take on flora and fauna – this week’s theme!

Wolf-fish

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…from Sea Life. Still so many fascinating images to explore. Not a fish but a free swimming marine animal with an umbrella shaped bell and trailing tentacles.  Lovely movers but some have deadly stings.

Jelly-fish

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More from Sea Life – the London Aquarium. A glimpse of the ocean’s kelp forest with a host of sea anemones and an oddly placed, inhabited piece of pottery…

Fish-in-a-jar-with-urchins

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Not sure what to think of Sea Life (the London Aquarium) in London. But should provide some visual interest….

Turtles-on-a-ledge

 

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A few minutes walk from the overground station at Hampstead, this is one of thirty ponds on the heath. Overlooked by a row of houses this is one of the larger ponds and is a nature reserve.

Hampstead-Pond

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It’s a formal park with a small zoo, a popular cafe and two ponds. The lower pond is probably less visited but is an attractive wooded space.

Golder's Hill Pond

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A sunny day by Kenwood Pond. There was already one artist there by its side. A favourite spot.

Kewood Pond in November

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Light, even if cold, is fine for February!

Light-of-day

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“The Jurassic Coast is a Walk Through Time.” With as much character – but with a far longer heritage – as the Welsh town pictured elsewhere, Lyme Regis is at its heart of that walk. Though the town was beautiful and the weather was erratic. It must be the monsoon season……

Lyme-bay

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Gwynedd, North Wales. The village is located in Penrhyndeudraeth, on the estuary of the River Dwyryd, …You can almost hear the helicopter – or its sidekick, Rover – coming into earshot.

The-estuary

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