1174-6603 - A bushbuck, Tragelaphus sylvaticus, walks across a still stream, ears back, looking out of frame, greenery in background, Londolozi Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa
860-287054 - Platypus or Duck-billed platypus, Omithorhynchus anatinus, at the surface of a brook half emersed. Split view at surface. It's a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young. The male's spurs deliver venom for defense. They have a sense of electroreception locating their prey in part by detecting electric fields generated by muscular contractions. Queensland, Australia. Composite image
857-95732 - The A591, the main road through the Lake District, completely destroyed by the floods from Storm Desmond, Cumbria, UK. The road was breached in several places by landslides and walls of flood debris twenty feet high. the road will probably be closed for months. Taken on Sunday 6th December 2015.