If the key to happiness is appreciating the little things in life, then take a moment to appreciate the claw of a microscopic mite only 600 µm long.
Much of what we know about the diversification of body plans that happened starting 540-million years ago (commonly known as the Cambrian Explosion) comes from the famous Burgess Shale formation.
From: Why Life Does Not Really Exist by Ferris Jabr at Brainwaves Source: Goldstein Lab on Flickr Tardigrades are among the most hardy creatures on earth.
From: My best photographs of 2013 Source: Alex Wild As a painter, one of the challenges I face is pushing the paint around until it resembles real life.
I spend a great deal of time looking at weird insects on the Internet, and time and time again, Nicky Bay has the best shots of many different species and behaviours.