Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pic Today 2/22/12




LITTLE BIG GUY

Good things come in small packages.
(And survive.)

Meet the tiniest reptile, brookesia micra,
a chameleon that fits on your fingertip,
just found on Nosy Hara, an islet
off the north coast of Madagascar.

At one time, islands like Madagascar
also had giant animals. But it was the
littlest animals who survived over a million years.
The big animals went extinct, while little ones survived.

Big species were vulnerable because
they require big habitats and they were hunted by humans.
Small species require relatively few resources
and very little space.
(A lesson for survival.)

Here's the jungle where they survive and prosper.

(Photos: PLoS ONE Magazine)



8 comments:

  1. Que contraste... na primeira foto é um gigante e na segunda tão frágil quanto a natureza.
    Bom dia!
    (⁀‵⁀,)
    ¸`⋎´
    ¸.•°`♥
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil

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  2. Que pequeño, es una monada tan chiquitín. Un gran abrazo para ti Rick

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  3. Amazing, Rick! Looks like a jewel!xx

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  4. A little life, a great time.
    I love it!
    Rick kiss!

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  5. I love it! This small reptile on your finger is incredible.

    A lot of kisses, friend.

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  6. he's so adorable!
    crazy to imagine it being that tiny though!

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