Wednesday, September 20, 2006

"Relative to a Tea Cup"

I recently stumbled upon the National Geographic Animals site, which looks quite interesting, with images so cute it makes you want to just punch someone.

Could the illustrator be British perhaps?

Ruby-throated hummingbird.
The flower's a nice touch!

Mola (sunfish).
Holy smokes, I had no idea sunfish could grow to be so big. (I first learned about their existence from a Banana Yoshimoto story, in which the protagonist visits this sunfish at an aquarium.)
The National Geographic site says that "they are harmless to people, but can be very curious and will often approach divers." This photo, by Mike Johnson, shows just how bizarre sunfish look.

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