Royal Society Photo Contest Winners (Breathtaking Details Of Our Rapidly Changing World)

Special commendation. “Butterflies and caiman” by Mark Cowan.
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Colourful butterflies gather on the head of this caiman to collect salt – an important mineral for their survival. This photo was taken while on a scientific expedition to the Amazon to study reptile and amphibian diversity. Continue reading

The Alpine Lakes And Waterfalls of Jiuzhaigou

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The Jiuzhaigou Valley, located at the foot of the snow-capped Minshan Mountain, in the north of Sichuan province, China, is a place of exceptional beauty. A nature reserve and a national park, Jiuzhaigou is known for its spectacular jagged alpine mountains, coniferous forests, blue, green and turquoise-colored lakes, waterfalls, limestone terraces, caves and other beautiful features. Continue reading