LA SELVA BIOLOGICAL STATION
It's a worm, it's a snake, it's neither! This is the 2nd caecillian that I've ever seen (see the Bilsa photos for the other). Rare, beautiful, and so, so weird.
And the winner for most adorable animals in the jungle goes to the tent bats, which huddle like little cotton balls under leaf tents they make
BLACK ROCK FOREST
Fine roots, mycorrhizal tips, hyphae, and rhizomorphs all in one image captured using minirhizotrons
DUKE & CHARLESTON
DOMINICA, WEST INDIES
Seaweed that had washed up on the beach and was changing color as it dried made this neat sunset color gradient
The Valley of Desolation
The steam is coming from hot sulfur vents just below the surface of the soil
BILSA BIOLOGICAL RESERVE, ECUADOR
They come in lots of different color types. The orange & black was by far the most common at Bilsa
Carlos catching a rarely seen caecilian. These animals resemble something between an amphibian and a reptile. Very strange, but very cool
The worms come pretty big down there
This is half of an earthworm. Yes, half. It was probably 4 1/2 feet in total length. That'd catch a mighty big fish.