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Seahorses

Seahorses are a very cool fish. Not the typical shape of a fish but unusual things doesn’t stop there. The males of this species give birth. Depending on the species the number of newborns can be from 10 to over a hundred, approximately 5mm in length. Seahorses can also change their colour to suit their […]

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Early Australian Bathrooms

I took this photo of an early Australian bath tube in Tasmania. The farm in which this was originally located was still using this tube up until the late 1970’s in the shearers quarters. there is a wood fire that heats the water storage unit, hot water spilling over into the tube.  

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Pitcher Plants

Insects attracted to the sweet smelling liquid at the bottom of these Pitcher plants are fooled into a liquid death.  ‘Digested’ / broken down into the solution some plant then can use the proteins, etc for themselves others allow the pitcher to drop off enriching the surrounding soil for the plant.  

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Domesticated Cormorant

These beautiful birds are trained to catch fish, return them to the boat and releasing them to the fisherman. The birds have a tie or snare around their neck, this prevents them from swallowing large fish. This is not a common occurrence but interesting to see this practice in a remote Chinese village.

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Silk Worms

  Silkworms, after spinning their cocoons are gently steamed. The pupa passes away. Unfortunately, the pupa can not be allowed to reach maturity and cut its way free of the cocoon as it damages the single thread of spun silk. To collect the silk the cocoons are placed in a small water trough located at […]

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