Royal Society reveals best nature pictures of the year
Tadpoles overhead. Overall winner, Category winner: Ecology and Environmental Science. Tadpoles of many anuran species come in high numbers, but not many make it to adulthood. Here a group of common toad (Bufo bufo) tadpoles is seen from below by Bert Willaert, Belgium. It was shot with a canon G12 camera in a Recsea underwater housing and a Dyron dome port.
In Honor of World Oceans Day: Infographics that Explore the Deep Blue Sea
The Ocean is a Garbage Can ... Verrier's eye-catching rendering depicts objects bobbing in an ocean. The graphic correlates depth to the number collected since the first Coastal Cleanup day in 1986. In an instant, it's easy to see how difficult it is for marine life to survive in that much detritus.