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Bee Hummingbird. The tiniest bird species on the planet.

The smallest hummingbird, Bee Hummingbird or Zunzuncito (Mellisuga helenae), is a species of hummingbird that is endemic to Cuba and Isla de la Juventud. Wikipedia says it grows to cm and is not only the smallest hummingbird, but its also the

Gecko toe 120x. The toes of a gecko have bristle-like fine hairs that allow it to climb on windows or upside-down on roofs.    Courtesy of Oliver Meckes.

( Macro Photography ) Geckofuss the leg of a Gecko has bristle-like fine hairs that allow him to climb on windows or upside-down on roofs. Courtesy of Oliver Meckes

Sunspot

A remarkable new image has captured in stunning detail the intricacies of a Sunspot. Taken by the New Solar Telescope (NST) at the superbly named Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO), the image shows pr.