Hemisquilla californiensis

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Photograph by Mike Bok.

Photography contest: “Animal” category.

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Hemisquilla californiensis – magnified view of a uropod, or tail feather, of mantis shrimp. Bright colors for intraspecific communication are abundant on these animals, and their visual system is uniquely specialized for advanced color and polarization discrimination.

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This is the 5th picture in the animal category, and I have yet to see a crocoduck. Where are the transitional species? Evolution is a lie! LIIIIEEEE! [/poe]

eric said: This is the 5th picture in the animal category, and I have yet to see a crocoduck. Where are the transitional species? Evolution is a lie! LIIIIEEEE! [/poe]

A picture of a juvenile female crocoduck is available at http://freethoughtpedia.com/wiki/Crocoduck

man, i think this one’s gonna get my vote. i mean, that’s just cool.

Stomatopods rock! While I’d have preferred a photo showing a whole mantis shrimp in all its glory, I’ll be going with this pic when the voting comes.

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