This tree looks like it’s been covered in a giant cobweb - but it’s actually silk from thousands of caterpillar larvae. The army of hungry caterpillar young had stripped the tree of its leaves as they prepared to transform into moths.
Photo credit: Thomas Marent
Newest Land On Earth (by mm767cap)
I have a love/hate relationship with the images I take with a telephoto lens. I love to hate them. I suppose practice makes perfect, and with a subject like this one, just having the memories from the day makes this image special to me. Taken while enjoying time with great friends Bruce Omori and Tom Kuali’i of Extreme Exposure, and Ryan Dyar.
I wished I had the Nikon 200-400mm lens for this one, as even at 200mm it was a smidge too far away. With the D800e’s incredible sensor, however, cropping doesn’t pose too much of a problem.
Anonymous said: Hi Hank! You recommend books every once in a while, and I have read and thoroughly enjoyed many of them. Are you reading anything interesting at the moment?
Almost done with “Wool” by Hugh Howey - It is AMAZING. Just finished “Android’s Dream” by Scalzi and “The Martian” by Andy Weir which were also both excellent.
The glass frog is a fascinating little creature. While most of the frog’s body is lime green, the abdominal skin is translucent. Most of the internal organs, including the heart, liver, and gastrointestinal tract are visible through its translucent skin. The glass frog is also very small in size, ranging from 3 to 7 cm.
Nothing completes the summer like a good book. Whether you’re soaking up sun on an exotic beach, or taking a staycation in your hometown, Mashable has assembled the season’s most-talked-about titles for you to enjoy.
From full-length novels to short stories and compelling non-fiction, there’s something for everyone in Mashable's list of must-read summer books of 2014. Be sure to check out Mashable’s complete summer reading picks here!