A Mallard duckling, Anas platyrhynchos.
A luna moth (Actias luna) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.
A milkweed tussock caterpillar (Euchaetes egle) at Spring Creek Prairie near Denton, Nebraska.
Sumac (Rhus sp.).
A close up of white cottongrass (Eriphorum scheuchzeri) growing on the tundra near Deadhorse, Alaska.
A wild caterpillar in Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.
A man cradles a ground-dwelling chick in his hands in the Atacama Desert in Chile.
Close-up of the Ash Meadows milk vetch, a threatened species. Ash Meadows NWR is an alkaline desert ecosystem and home to many rare species.
A metallic pinktoed tarantula (Avicularia metallica) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.
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