If you thought the carnivorous Venus FlyTrap plant was terrifying enough, you haven’t seen its underwater equivalent in the deep sea yet. The Venus Fly Trap anemone, which exists in places like the Gulf of Mexico, like its plant namesake, also traps its prey. It pretty much sits around looking innocuous and waits for prey, [...]
The sea, there’s a little place in our hearts we reserve just for it. Bridging the gap between everyday life and sea creatures is Australian-based photographer Kim Preston’s Plastic Pacific series, where she raises awareness of hazardous plastic waste floating around in the north Pacific, by transforming everyday plastic materials into sea creatures and capturing these as snapshots in the most atmospheric way. The showercap jellyfish and Ziploc fish are just astounding.
The vivid colors you can find under the sea are remarkable, but the patterns you can find in underwater nature are also spectacular. These photos from National Geographic are mesmerizing, and they really put you in the mood to go scuba diving in some tropical place.