A female Edward’s bark scorpion and babies (Centruroides edwardsii) at Verve Biotech, a Nebraska-based company studying arachnid venom for use in biomedical research.
Females of this species carry up to 100 babies on their backs for protection.



A prodigy of adaptation, the endangered least tern (Sterna albifrons) survived the test of evolution by nesting on barren sandbars, protected from predators by the swift flow of surrounding rivers. These moated habitats are created by naturally occurring spring floods, which humans now spend millions to prevent.



A mother and ducklings swim in a pond in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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