posing on a Leaf – Stratford Butterfly Farm – Warwickshire UK – I had notes of what these butterflies were but they seem to have been lost on a computer backup! (5477 x 3651) (OC)

posing on a Leaf – Stratford Butterfly Farm – Warwickshire UK – I had notes of what these butterflies were but they seem to have been lost on a computer backup! (5477 x 3651) (OC)

Portrait of a Spotted day gecko (Phelsuma guttata) on a leaf. These small diurnal geckos are only found in the rainforests of north-east Madagascar. This species is adaptable and survives deforestation by also living in banana trees plantations.

Portrait of a Spotted day gecko (Phelsuma guttata) on a leaf. These small diurnal geckos are only found in the rainforests of north-east Madagascar. This species is adaptable and survives deforestation by also living in banana trees plantations.

Close-up portrait of a young rhinoceros viper (Bitis nasicornis). This incredibly colourful species is perfectly well camouflaged in the dead leaf litter of tropical Africa’s riverine forests.

Close-up portrait of a young rhinoceros viper (Bitis nasicornis). This incredibly colourful species is perfectly well camouflaged in the dead leaf litter of tropical Africa’s riverine forests.

Coffee table garden: Snakeplant Sansevieria trifasciata, Jade Plant Crassula ovata, Heart Leaf Philodendron cordatum, Zebra Plant Haworthia fasciata, and a succulent I can’t identify. [OC]

Coffee table garden: Snakeplant Sansevieria trifasciata, Jade Plant Crassula ovata, Heart Leaf Philodendron cordatum, Zebra Plant Haworthia fasciata, and a succulent I can’t identify. [OC]

Scythian stag, c 5th Century BC. Leather antlers, wooden body, originally covered in gold leaf. Originally top of headdress, found in a burial chamber in the Altai mountains. [1536×1970]

Scythian stag, c 5th Century BC. Leather antlers, wooden body, originally covered in gold leaf. Originally top of headdress, found in a burial chamber in the Altai mountains. [1536×1970]