The eye of a Daddy longlegs. People often mistake a daddy longlegs, also called a harvestman, for a spider. They do have some spider-like qualities since, like spiders, they are classified as arachnids. Like all arachnids, they do have eight legs and tend to skitter about the way spiders do. But In fact, daddy longlegs are more like scorpions than spiders. Connect with Nature! ... See MoreSee Less
You are looking at the skin of a 'Sea Cucumber' under magnification. I find it interesting that the skin looks like a bunch of small boat anchors! Fitting for a marine animal that has the word 'Sea' in its name! Conect with Nature! Photo: Christian Gautier ... See MoreSee Less
Looking for Love. When the hump on the head of the Asian sheepshead wrasse is red, it means they are on the hunt for love. But here's where it gets interesting. These fish, found mainly in Japan and China are sequential hermaphrodites by nature. Meaning all wrasses are born female and then according to the suitable situation, they can change their sex. Now, there are other species of fish that do this, like the clown fish for example... but the amazing thing here is the timeline. These fish can transform their internal organs from being a female to a male in less than 20 days. Incredible. Connect with Nature! Photo: Tony Wu ... See MoreSee Less
This is the flight path for a female falcon eagle migrating from South Africa to Finland. In just 42 days, she flew over 10,000 km, at an incredible average of 230 km per day. When you look at the flight path, its quite noticeable how straight it is, except when she needed to go around the Mediteranean Sea. Scientists still aren't sure how - but these birds obviously have some form of internal GPS that makes these flights possible. They seem to know exactly where they need to go! Connect with Nature! Source: Southwiltshire News ... See MoreSee Less
In Christchurch in NZ a couple of weeks ago, the city rang the cathedral bells during the day to welcome back the godwits making their annual pilgrimage from Siberia/Alaska ... an annual round-trip of nearly 25,000km! Truly incredible.
Extraordinary! Recent research has exposed that it is very likely that there is sophisticated quantum interlacing in birds eyes that can detect minute variances in the earth's magnetic field. phys.org/news/2011-01-quantum-robins.html
If she could speak, Imagine what we the human race would learn about ourselves.
Jesper Schytte I don't understand "ringing a bird". It's a very interesting word but I 'd really like to know what it means.
How about just good eye sight and then fly at 10-15 thousand feet (made up elevation) looking for thermals and the next range over, either east or west and do it in the day time.
If a bird or squirrel can hide 1000 pieces of food and remember where each piece is than maybe it remembers each mile of a journey.
We live in an absolutely beautiful and amazing world. It consistently blows me away. How lucky are we to learn all these facts so rigorously discovered by the efforts of others.
They probably use the magnetic pull from the Earth for navigation. That and their eyes.
Why don't they fly over water?
Obviously this was a female. Males would need to stop and ask for directions.