The Dead Sea‘s salinity of 33.7 percent makes it 8.6 times saltier than the ocean. Bordering Israel, the West Bank and Jordan, it is 423m below sea level, making it the lowest place on land on Earth.
This amazing place is a tourist hotspot, more than 1m visitors a year visit on the Israeli & Palestinian side alone. The view from the shore is one amazing thing, but from the air, the strange salt formations in and around the lake is even more stunning.
The blue monkey or diademed monkey (Cercopithecus mitis) is a species of Old World monkey native to Central and East Africa, ranging from the upper Congo River basin east to the East African Rift and south to northern Angola and Zambia. It sometimes includes the Sykes’, silver, and golden monkey as subspecies.
RAIN OF FIRE !!
Photograph by Josell Mariano
In this apocalyptic photograph by Josell Mariano, we see the results of a long exposure and steel wool lit on fire. Steel wool, also known as wire wool, is a bundle of strands of very fine soft steel filaments, used in finishing and repairing work to polish wood or metal objects, for cleaning household cookware and in this case, light painting.
To get this shot, there was an assistant out of frame standing above the subject spinning the lit steel wool to create the sparks. It was a 30 second exposure and the subject stood very still for the entire shot. Epic!
Trapped in a tiny perfect sphere of water, this unlucky ant is unable to escape. A sudden downpour gave it no time to take cover, and photographer Adam Gormley was there to snap the image. Adam, from Noosaville, Queensland, Australia, had been photographing spiders in his neighbour’s garden when the rain came down. He had no idea there was an ant in one of the three millimetre droplets until he viewed the images later. He said: “I thought it was some dirt inside the drop, and it was not my main focus, I liked the way the drop was sitting on the aloe-vera leaf, with the tiny hairs. When I uploaded the shot to my PC, I viewed it large, and I think I shouted out loud in excitement when I realised what I’d captured by accident!”
Walking fish, sometimes called ambulatory fish, is a general term that refers to fish that are able to travel over land for extended periods of time. Mudskipper is one of them.But how this fascinating creature can live out of water? Mudskippers are able to extract oxygen from different parts of their body. Recent research has found mudskippers don’t use their gills for oxygen exchange, but use their skin for a large part of their oxygen processing .Mudskippers are quite active when out of water, feeding and interacting with one another. They are found in tropical, subtropical and temperate regions, including the Indo-Pacific and the Atlantic coast of Africa.
French Angelfish : Most Devoted Partners:
The French Angelfish is well known for its complete devotion to its partner. Found in the warm tropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean, these fish not just mate for life, they spend nearly every second with their spouse, traveling, hunting, sleeping and protecting their territories together. Mature French Angelfish are rarely ever seen alone and if they are, it is usually because their mate has passed away; they do not ‘remarry’ following the death of a spouse.