WATER BEARS IN SPACE! The water bear, or TARDIGRADE, is so small it measures in angstroms, not millimeters. The Swedes sent some into space in The tiny critters survived the vacuum of space, the intense cold and radiation for 8 days!
This is a Ravine Trapdoor Spider. The scientific name is Cyclocosmia truncata Can you believe that this the back of a real spider? what a curious- and beautiful- little thing this is. A Ravine Trap Door Spider
The Praying Mantis is named for its prominent front legs, which are bent and held together at an angle that suggests the position of prayer ~ and the enhanced facial features of this photo make it look almost human. My favorite bug ever!
Photographer Tim Flach created this amazing ‘More Than Human’ Photography Series. The animal portraits are so sharp, vibrant and so almost human, a completely other take than standard animal wildlife photography.