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Realistic Insect Sculptures Made From Glass

Realistic Insect Sculptures Made From Glass

In 2012, artist Yuki Tsunoda attempted to visualize the disgust and aversion most people feel when they see insects. As she worked on the project, she realized that there was more to insects – perhaps even a beauty that could be highlighted. Thus came into being Glass insetto, a series by the artist that shows glass sculptures of insects.

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Golden Age of Insect Aviation

Golden Age of Insect Aviation

“In 1903, Olivia Wright was the first to pilot the great grasshoppers of North America.”

Golden Age of Insect Aviation: The Great Grasshoppers is a fun 10 second animation by Wayne Unten. He started off with a live action footage of a grasshopper shot with his iPhone, and then animated it into the video we see here.

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Praying Mantis Disguised as a Flower

Praying Mantis Disguised as a Flower

The praying mantis is a very vicious predator, and their prey would have enough sense to stay away from them. But a pink flower? Now that wouldn’t sound scary to anyone, insects included, who would find themselves pray to the orchid mantis. This is a species of praying mantis from the Malaysian rainforest, where they have mastered the art of disguise to lure in their prey.

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Amazing, Little Known Creatures That Live On Our Planet

Amazing, Little Known Creatures That Live On Our Planet

Animal Earth by Ross Piper

Sea Slug Chromodoris Annulata

Our earth is home to millions of species, yet most of us only know a few, often overlooking some very fascinating some very fascinating species that cohabit this planet with us. Ross Piper through his book Animal Earth seeks to bring attention to the several species that the author feels do not get the attention they deserve. In the views of Piper, humans have so far cataloged about 1.5 million different species, yet there may be more than 200 million still waiting to be discovered.

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