People know Australia for its snakes and spiders but generally not for its scorpions ! I found this little critter in the bathroom of our property in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, Australia. It's a Marbled Scorpion (Lychas marmoreus). Only a tiny species with a total body length including the tail of about 30 mm (or 1.2 inches ). It does pack a punch however when it bites; so you need to treat them with a healthy level of respect. Being tiny and a nocturnal hunter it is rarely seen. One cool way to find them at night is that like most other scorpions they glow in the dark when placed under a UV light ! Laguna, New South Wales, Australia.
Some days nature just astounds you. Milford Sound, New Zealand.
A Rocky Mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus) high up on Gimili ridge. These goats were covering themselves with dirt to try and keep the bugs from biting which is why the coat is such a golden colour rather than the normal white. Valhalla Provincial Park. British Columbia, Canada.