The Guardian‘s “This week in wildlife” site has put up a new photo of the world’s rarest fly, the terrible hairy fly from Kenya. Here the wingless beast looks a bit like a spider mimic (predators might not be able to count legs), or maybe the legs are elongated simply to help it maneuver about in its rock-cleft, bat-guano environment.
And what creature do you think this is? (Answer: check the Guardian site.)
Finally, this is sweet (and should be on Pharyngula). The Guardian caption: “An octopus is released by a group of Buddhists into Victoria harbour in Hong Kong on 4 December 2010. The group gather regularly to release fish left unsold from Hong Kong’s thriving local markets back into the harbour, while offering prayers of long life and freedom from future captors.”