Atlantic horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus) in Sussex County, Delaware USA. (Credit: Kaldari / CC0, Public domain.)

Pimms No 1 Cup garnished with mint and fruits. (Credit: Didriks / CC BY 2.0)

A captive hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) peers out of its enclosure. (Credit: Lukas, public domain.)

Map of Central America and the Caribbean by Mike Hall (Credit: Atlas of Imagined Places by Matt Brown, Rhys B. Davis and Mike Hall, Batsford Books 2021.)
Ithaa is an undersea restaurant situated 5 metres (16 ft) below sea level at Rangali Island in Alif Dhaal Atoll in the Republic of Maldives. It has a seating capacity of 14 people and offers a 270° panoramic underwater view. (Credit: Alexey Potov / Noblige / CC BY SA 2.5)
Ripper was a hand-reared male Australian musk duck (Biziura lobata), who mimicked human utterances and other sounds that he learned from his environment. (Credit: Glenn Pure © 2018, with kind permission of Birdlife Australia)
Double-page spread painting of emperor penguins by Catherine Rayner, Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2021.

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PhD evolutionary ecology/ornithology. Psittacophile. scicomm Forbes, previously Guardian. always Ravenclaw. discarded scientist & writer, now an angry house elf

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