Image: Steve ChildsLook! It's a DRAGON! Yet it looks like nothing more than a piece of knotted string or a random piece of algae-covered muck.
Image: Reinaldo AguilarFor many, the word Anthurium means just one plant: the Flamingo Flower. It's one of the most popular tropical plants in the world; add a Heliconia and a palm leaf and you're instantly teleported to the Caribbean.
Image: Kathrin & Stefan MarksThere's something amiss in New Zealand... We land-lubbers have really been spoilt by our snails.
Image: David d'O Uroplatus lineatusI'm no carpenter, but this looks like a fine piece of wood. Just perfect for carving a little model aeroplane or a few hundred thousand toothpicks.
Image: Ivan FialaSome jellyfish just don't know their place. They're meant to be out there, free in the open ocean.
From sea to shining sea... but they didn't expect it to shine like this! I've been wondering what this thing was for quite a while now and thanks to RR Helm on Deep Sea News, I finally know.
Image: Shipher (士緯) Wu (吳)Flight? What's flight? This insect never got on board with that newfangled "wings" fad all the youngsters were talking about.
Image: Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory Elassochirus tenuimanusIt's the wondrous and intriguing world of surnames!
Image: Thomas et al Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis in mid callHow can you resist the lilting song of the Indian Purple Frog as it emanates from the very ground beneath your feet?
Image: Jonathan Hakim Desert Blind Snake (Leptotyphlops humilis cahuilae)There are two kinds of snake in the world: Blind Snakes and "other".
Psychotria elataIt's Valentine's Day! Big, sloppy kisses for everyone! Image: Anita GouldAnd as my obscenely luscious lips part and my hot, yearning breath wetly tickles your- oh!
Image: hjhipster Potamochoerus porcusThe best dressed hog in the forest! The Red River Hog is surely the most colourful pig in the world!
Image: Gilles San MartinIt's time to delve yet again into that beguiling order of insects known as Neuroptera, the Net-winged Insects.
I love to see ambition in a snail! Let's face it, when you spend AGES slowly sliming your way around on a giant, sticky foot, you've got room for new ideas.
Image: Sanchez, CarlosVOODOO! What could anyone ever do to deserve this? His body, rigid and turned upside down.
Image: Josh MoreIt's Electrophorus electricus, a sober and serious scientific name which means "OMG! It's ELECTRIC, you guys!
I have to admit, this was very strange! At first it looks a lot like the surface of a rocky, desert planet.
Image: Christa Rohrbach Urogymnus asperrimusHANDLE WITH CARE! It's a stingray... Image: Olivier Cochard-LabbéThat lacks a sting.
Image: LNarimatsuAh, the magical dolphin! From the cheeky grin to that sensuously curved tail fin, they are truly made for the sea-faring life.
Image: Seascapeza Hydractinia altispinaThe hydroid that makes a monkey orangutan of a mollusc! It may be difficult to believe, but if you can look past this orange suit of fuzz and tentacles, there's actually a snail under there!