Today’s portrait is about spines… lots of them ! The desert horned lizard inhabits south-western american deserts and feeds almost exclusively on ants. When threatened, they can squirt blood through their eyes. This species has a large range and remains common throughout.

Today’s portrait is about spines… lots of them ! The desert horned lizard inhabits south-western american deserts and feeds almost exclusively on ants. When threatened, they can squirt blood through their eyes. This species has a large range and remains… Continue Reading

Portrait of a poorly known but beautiful coral reef fish, the red velvet fairy wrasse (Cirrhilabrus rubrisquamis). This species occurs around Chagos Islands and Maldives only. Its status in the wild remains uncertain at this time.

Portrait of a poorly known but beautiful coral reef fish, the red velvet fairy wrasse (Cirrhilabrus rubrisquamis). This species occurs around Chagos Islands and Maldives only. Its status in the wild remains uncertain at this time.

In Kent (south-east of England), archaeologists found the remains of a Roman city. Numerous Roman artefacts have been discovered on the area of 18 acres. [800×600]

In Kent (south-east of England), archaeologists found the remains of a Roman city. Numerous Roman artefacts have been discovered on the area of 18 acres. [800×600]

The remains of Medieval Jewish tombstones destroyed during WW2. Now reconstructed to form a ‘Wailing Wall’. Remah Cemetery, Krakow, Poland

The remains of Medieval Jewish tombstones destroyed during WW2. Now reconstructed to form a ‘Wailing Wall’. Remah Cemetery, Krakow, Poland

I noticed there appeared to be some “solid object” housed inside of a VERY dense and heavy chunk of wet clay. I CAREFULLY removed the wet clay and this is what remains. No clue what it is. Western Iowa

I noticed there appeared to be some “solid object” housed inside of a VERY dense and heavy chunk of wet clay. I CAREFULLY removed the wet clay and this is what remains. No clue what it is. Western Iowa

During the recently conducted excavations in Vindolanda, next to the remains of the Hadrian’s wall (northern England) a cracked stone board for playing ludus latrunculorum was discovered. [800×600]

During the recently conducted excavations in Vindolanda, next to the remains of the Hadrian’s wall (northern England) a cracked stone board for playing ludus latrunculorum was discovered. [800×600]

Roman mosaic showing god Bacchus sitting on the back of a leopard. Object is dated back to 3rd-4th century CE and is located in the remains of imperial palace at Felix Romuliana (current Gamzigrad, eastern Serbia). [708×800]

Roman mosaic showing god Bacchus sitting on the back of a leopard. Object is dated back to 3rd-4th century CE and is located in the remains of imperial palace at Felix Romuliana (current Gamzigrad, eastern Serbia). [708×800]

Chuquicamata, Chile (pop 18,000) was abandoned in 2007 due to the increasing proximity of waste material from the Chuquicamata copper mine, and health concerns about dust and toxic gasses. 12 years later it remains virtually untouched. Eventually, it will be buried beneath the Atacama Desert.

Chuquicamata, Chile (pop 18,000) was abandoned in 2007 due to the increasing proximity of waste material from the Chuquicamata copper mine, and health concerns about dust and toxic gasses. 12 years later it remains virtually untouched. Eventually, it will be… Continue Reading

Not far from the remains of Hadrian’s wall, a Roman sword was found. The discovery took place in the famous Vindolanda fort in northern England. [860×1200]

Not far from the remains of Hadrian’s wall, a Roman sword was found. The discovery took place in the famous Vindolanda fort in northern England. [860×1200]

Recently published photo from inside the remains of RAF Fauld – site of the largest ever non-nuclear explosion. I have walked around the 400 foot deep, 3/4 mile wide crater.

Recently published photo from inside the remains of RAF Fauld – site of the largest ever non-nuclear explosion. I have walked around the 400 foot deep, 3/4 mile wide crater.

The sacred remains of Buddhist monk Shinnyokai, who died in 1786 at 96, after a long period of ascesis intended to preserve his body after death [2062×1486]

The sacred remains of Buddhist monk Shinnyokai, who died in 1786 at 96, after a long period of ascesis intended to preserve his body after death [2062×1486]

Amid extensive damage to this section of the Pentagon from 9/11 that killed 184 victims including 125 in the building, a Marine flag remains undisturbed in a destroyed office (September 11, 2001)

Amid extensive damage to this section of the Pentagon from 9/11 that killed 184 victims including 125 in the building, a Marine flag remains undisturbed in a destroyed office (September 11, 2001)

In the south of England, in the village of Stoke Gifford, the remains of a Roman villa were found. Among ruins was also discovered bronze lamp, which is dated to the 1st century CE. [615×433]

In the south of England, in the village of Stoke Gifford, the remains of a Roman villa were found. Among ruins was also discovered bronze lamp, which is dated to the 1st century CE. [615×433]