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Biodiversity, illustrated.

Found passing through a cubic foot at a Capetown, South Africa, public park:

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Found passing through a cubic foot near the top of the rainforest of Costa Rica:

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Found passing through a cubic foot in the middle of an Iowa corn field:

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EDIT: these are the visible (i.e, not requiring gear like a microscope) lifeforms that passed through these cubic feet over 24 hours. I had typed "in" but this was misleading because this wasn't a case of capturing everything within these cubic feet at a single moment.
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The last time I pooped 56 chicken nuggets I was VERY glad to get a full flush from my trusty American Standard toilet!
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I've tried to get a picture like that and was unsuccessful. The bats were all scared and flew away. How'd the photographer get that?
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Perhaps with a remote?

I have the BBC Life and Earth dvd collections.
One segment features cave life.
At the end of the DVD they have a "making of".
The 2-3 member crew head down in some of these caves for weeks. They guys in the South American bat cave wore full Tyvek suits --and made the precaution of duct-taping strategic areas prone to tear.

They were up to their knees in bat guano (the top layer of which was covered in creepy crawlies). They said it was like being in hell.

They set up these awesome cable-car set ups for the cameras to track on. The footage was outstanding (as is all the footage in the series)
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The brief description says that this was his third shot with a flash "waking all the bats up", so maybe it was a matter of time of the day and a lot of luck (and a shower of guano immediately afterwards).

It is picture #22 at the linked site.
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Awesome thanks. One of those National Geographic images now grace my desktop.

Seamus - I've little doubt bat caves like that was one of the inspirations for the mythology known as hell.

I was not knee deep in bat guano when I attempted my shot. ;)
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real life Dumbo? (aka CGI Dumbo)
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I dunno. I just wish the gif had sound.
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boing boing!
maybe with a bit of elephant trumpeting
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rjprice wrote: I dunno. I just wish the gif had sound.


http://f.cl.ly/items/2p0y460x1Y3x3m443o ... 20copy.mov
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:lol: That is great!!

I was thinking more along the lines of what kind of noises an elephant might make in that situation but that is still great.
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Oooh! I gotta get me one of these!
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yeah, it would be nice for you to finally know something about coffee :p
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Great shop decoration.
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I need to be there yesterday!

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Heh, that's only funny if you played the original game.
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Trainspotting in China

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I want bigger of that one. Got a link to the source?
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Pic is link to full size image, ~1500x1000.

There are some more similar/related images here.
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Is that the sun reflecting on the tracks? it looks like neon, and it looks awesome.
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rjprice wrote: Trainspotting in China

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I'm assuming automatic switches and crews?
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I'd also like to say, those switches are lined wrong and would get me fired if I left them like that.
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never mind, just saw one wrong.
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mmaverick wrote: I'd also like to say, those switches are lined wrong and would get me fired if I left them like that.


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From Action Comics 14, Neil deGrasse Tyson greets Superman to help him with a problem.
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What the hell did they do to Superman's suit?
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