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A member of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing security

A member of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing security

A member of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing security forces stands on a flight line near a guard tower at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Nov. 14, 2016. Behind the Airman a rare Supermoon rises in t... More

A Supermoon rises over the 380th Air Expeditionary

A Supermoon rises over the 380th Air Expeditionary

A Supermoon rises over the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Nov. 14, 2016. The moon has not been closer to the Earth since Jan. 26, 1948. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senio... More

A member of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing security

A member of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing security

A member of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing security forces stands on a flight line near a guard tower at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Nov. 14, 2016. Behind the Airman a rare Supermoon rises in t... More

A member of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing security

A member of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing security

A member of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing security forces stands on a flight line near a guard tower at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Nov. 14, 2016. Behind the Airman a rare Supermoon rises in t... More

The Freedom Chapel Christmas tree illuminates the night

The Freedom Chapel Christmas tree illuminates the night

The Freedom Chapel Christmas tree illuminates the night at Ellsworth Air Force Base S.D., Dec. 1, 2016. The lights were switched on by children of deployed Airmen during the 28th Bomb Wing tree lighting ceremon... More

A member of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing security

A member of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing security

A member of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing security forces stands on a flight line near a guard tower at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Nov. 14, 2016. Behind the Airman a rare Supermoon rises in t... More

A member of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing security

A member of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing security

A member of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing security forces stands on a flight line near a guard tower at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Nov. 14, 2016. Behind the Airman a rare Supermoon rises in t... More

U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Ringwold, an

U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Ringwold, an

U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Ringwold, an aviation data analyst with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, announces the start of a change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, ... More

Calvatia. "Puff balls"

Calvatia. "Puff balls"

Calvatia is a genus of puffball mushrooms that includes the spectacular giant puffball C. gigantea. It was formerly classified within the now-obsolete order Lycoperdales, which, following a restructuring of fun... More

Geastrum (earthstars)

Geastrum (earthstars)

Earthstars grow in leaf litter on the forest floor. When they first appear they resemble a small egg, then their outer layer splits open and folds back into six to eight arms, like a star. The spherical spore-... More

New Zealand fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa)

New Zealand fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa)

The fantail is one of the few native bird species in New Zealand that has been able to adapt to an environment greatly altered by humans. Originally a bird of open native forests and scrub, it is now also found... More

Leucospermum cordifolium.

Leucospermum cordifolium.

Leucospermum cordifolium, called red pincushion protea, is a shrub native to South Africa...An interesting, evergreen spreading shrub with broad, silvery/grey leaves and orange/red flower heads that look just l... More

KOWHAI  (Sophora spp.).

KOWHAI (Sophora spp.).

Kōwhai are small woody legume trees within the genus Sophora that are native to New Zealand. There are eight species, with Sophora microphylla and S. tetraptera being the most recognised as large trees. Their ... More

Pholiota.

Pholiota.

Pholiota is a genus of small to medium-sized, fleshy mushrooms in the family Strophariaceae. They are saprobes that typically live on wood. The genus has a widespread distribution, especially in temperate regio... More

KOWHAI  (Sophora spp.).

KOWHAI (Sophora spp.).

Kōwhai are small woody legume trees within the genus Sophora that are native to New Zealand. There are eight species, with Sophora microphylla and S. tetraptera being the most recognised as large trees. Their ... More

Points changing lever.(Railways).

Points changing lever.(Railways).

A mechanism is provided to move the points from one position to the other (change the points). Historically, this would require a lever to be moved by a human operator, and some switches are still controlled th... More

Mycena.

Mycena.

Mycena is a large genus of small saprotrophic mushrooms that are rarely more than a few centimeters in width. They are characterized by a white spore print, a small conical or bell-shaped cap, and a thin fragile stem.

A touch of The Orient.

A touch of The Orient.

Bamboo Hats: A Blend of Utility and Style.The material of which bamboo hats are made is obtained from a plant and this means that they are never going to go out of supply. Hats have been a favorite accessory it... More

Armillaria. ?

Armillaria. ?

Honey fungus, or Armillaria is a genus of parasitic fungi that live on trees and woody shrubs. It includes about 10 species formerly lumped together as A. mellea. Armillarias are long lived and form some of the... More

Mycena.

Mycena.

Mycena is a large genus of small saprotrophic mushrooms that are rarely more than a few centimeters in width. They are characterized by a white spore print, a small conical or bell-shaped cap, and a thin fragile stem.

Mycena

Mycena

Mycena is a large genus of small saprotrophic mushrooms that are rarely more than a few centimeters in width. They are characterized by a white spore print, a small conical or bell-shaped cap, and a thin fragile stem.

Campanella species.

Campanella species.

Campanella species 1..These are thin and delicate, maybe 1cm diameter. They are a pale blue-grey colour and were found on rotten twigs.

Mycena parsonsii ?

Mycena parsonsii ?

Common name: None.Found: Native forest.Substrate: Grows on wood..Spore: WhiteHeight: 45 mm.Width: 15 mm.Season: Autumn.Edible: Unknown

Brick Caps mushrooms (Hypholoma lateritium,)

Brick Caps mushrooms (Hypholoma lateritium,)

This widely distributed fall mushroom, sometimes called the "brick cap," can be found growing in tight clusters on hardwood stumps and logs

Orange Pore Fungus (Favolaschia calocera)

Orange Pore Fungus (Favolaschia calocera)

Grows on WOOD.. .Common Name: Orange pore Fungus. .Fruit-body: This little fungus is very bright orange in colour. It is fan shaped like a ping pong bat, with a short stem (up to 20 mm long), attached to the si... More

Leratiomyces ceres (Redlead Roundhead)

Leratiomyces ceres (Redlead Roundhead)

Redlead roundhead is an attractive fungus easily recognised by its orange, slimy cap and dark gills. It can be found growing in large clusters on woodchip mulch.

South Island robin (Petroica australis australis)

South Island robin (Petroica australis australis)

The New Zealand robin/toutouwai is a sparrow-sized bird found only in New Zealand...They are friendly and trusting, often coming to within a couple of metres of people. The people themselves are not always the ... More

Panaeolus sphinctrinus - (Hoop petticoat)

Panaeolus sphinctrinus - (Hoop petticoat)

Panaeolus sphinctrinus - Hoop Petticoat .FAMILY: Coprinaceae.GENUS: Panaeolus.SPECIES: Sphinctrinus.COMMON NAMES: Ink Caps, Hoop-Petticoat, ..Panaeolus sphinctrinus features a cap of 1-5 cm across that is conic... More

Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis)

Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis)

Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis) were self introduced in the 1800s and now have a wide distribution throughout New Zealand. They have made the forest their home and are now among the most common bird in suburbia... More

Crepidotus versutus. ( evasive agaric)

Crepidotus versutus. ( evasive agaric)

Crepidotus versutus, commonly known as the evasive agaric, is a species of fungi in the family Crepidotaceae. It is saprobic on wood, like other Crepidotus species, but it can also decompose herbaceous forest l... More

Amanita muscaria.

Amanita muscaria.

Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric or fly amanita, is a mushroom and psychoactive basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita.

The pied shag,(Phalacrocorax varius,)

The pied shag,(Phalacrocorax varius,)

Pied shags mainly inhabit coastal habitats about much of New Zealand. Adults have the crown, back of the neck, mantle, rump, wings, thighs and tail black, although on close inspection the upper wing coverts are... More

Panaeolus sphinctrinus

Panaeolus sphinctrinus

Edibility: Inedible.fungus colour: Grey to beige.normal size: Less than 5cm.cap type: Conical or nearly so.stem type: Stem much longer than cap diameter.spore colour: Purplish to black.habitat: Found in fields,... More

The New Zealand fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa)

The New Zealand fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa)

The fantail is one of New Zealand’s best known birds, with its distinctive fanned tail and loud song, and particularly because it often approaches within a metre or two of people. Its wide distribution and habi... More

Gyromitra tasmanica False morel.

Gyromitra tasmanica False morel.

The false morels. These large operculate discomycetes have lobed and distorted, sometimes saddle-shaped caps and well-defined stalks..There are at least two species in New Zealand, the indigenous G. tasmanica a... More

The yellow-eyed penguin. NZ

The yellow-eyed penguin. NZ

The yellow-eyed penguin is one of the few penguin species found north of the Antarctic Ocean, and as it's name suggests, this species of penguin is easily idenitfied by it's yellow coloured eyes and bright yell... More

A welcome visitor.

A welcome visitor.

Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants, known for their role in pollination and, in the case of the best-known bee species, the European honey bee, for producing honey and beeswax. Bees are a... More

Redlead Roundhead,

Redlead Roundhead,

Leratiomyces ceres, commonly known as the Redlead Roundhead, is mushroom which has a bright red to orange cap and dark purple-brown spore deposit.

A pair of waxeyes.

A pair of waxeyes.

The beauty of having a F2.8 600mm lens. Lumix Fz200..SILVEREYE.Also known as wax-eye or white-eye, Zosterops lateralis belongs to the widespread family Zosteropidae. New Zealand possesses one species which is a... More

Jelly Fungi.

Jelly Fungi.

The jelly fungi comprise a diverse and complicated group within the Basidiomycetes. Identification of species often hinges on microscopic examination, and things are further complicated by the fact that it is o... More

Gilled mushroom on wood.Cortinarius sp.

Gilled mushroom on wood.Cortinarius sp.

Gill fungi have gills under their caps -- the thin, vertical items beneath the reddish mushroom cap shown at the left. In most side views of mushroom caps you can't see the gills as nicely as in the photo, but... More

Gill fungi.

Gill fungi.

A lamella, or gill, is a papery hymenophore rib under the cap of some mushroom species, most often but not always agarics. The gills are used by the mushrooms as a means of spore dispersal, and are important fo... More

Cladonia asahinae (commonly known as the pixie cup lichen)

Cladonia asahinae (commonly known as the pixie cup lichen)

A club lichen, this species is typically found on acidic soil on rotting wood, moss or humus that covers tree bases. Its definitive feature is that it terminates in a flaring cup that when touched will release ... More

Black Shag NZ

Black Shag NZ

Of the world's 36 species of shag 12 are found in New Zealand and 8 of these are endemic. Members of the shag family belong to three groups based on the colour of their feet: black, yellow or pink. The term sha... More

Armillaria sp. ?

Armillaria sp. ?

Has a cap which is slimy when fresh. .Common name: Honey Mushroom.Found: Native and introduced hardwoods and softwoods.Substrate: Wood.Spore: WhiteHeight: 100 mm.Width: 60 mm.Season: Autumn.Edible: Unknown

Yellow fairy cup

Yellow fairy cup

Bisporella citrina, commonly known as yellow fairy cups or lemon discos, is a species of fungus in the family Helotiaceae. The fungus produces tiny yellow cups up to 3 mm (0.12 in) in diameter, often without st... More

Australian paper wasp.

Australian paper wasp.

New Zealand has many species of solitary native wasps that evolved here and never cause problems for people..In contrast, four social wasp species have been accidentally introduced and become established pests.... More

Monarch Butterfly.(Danaus plexippus)

Monarch Butterfly.(Danaus plexippus)

The Monarch is a common poisonous butterfly that eats poisonous milkweed in its larval stage and lays its eggs on the milkweed plant. Monarchs have a wingspan of 3 3/8 - 4 7/8 inches (8.6 - 12.4 cm)..Butterflie... More

Galerina sp.

Galerina sp.

Galerina is a genus of small brown-spored saprobic mushrooms, with over 300 species found throughout the world, from the far north to remote Macquarie Island in the Southern Ocean.[2][3] Species are typically s... More

Australian paper wasp. (Polistes humilis)

Australian paper wasp. (Polistes humilis)

The first exotic wasp recorded in New Zealand was the .Australian paper wasp in Northland in the 1880s. The .German wasp arrived with aeroplane parts shipped .from Britain after World War II, and the common was... More

Green vegetable bug.(Nezara viridula)

Green vegetable bug.(Nezara viridula)

Nezara viridula, commonly known as the southern green stink bug (USA) or green vegetable bug (Australia and New Zealand), is a plant-feeding stink bug. Although believed to have originated in Ethiopia, it can n... More

Fairy Inkcap, Coprinellus disseminatus,

Fairy Inkcap, Coprinellus disseminatus,

The Fairy Inkcap, Coprinellus disseminatus, rarely ventures forth alone or even with just a few friends; more often it forms dense masses swarming over rotting tree stumps and roots...These gregarious little fu... More

Oudemansiella Australis

Oudemansiella Australis

Oudemansiella australis is a species of gilled mushroom in the Physalacriaceae family. It is found in Australasia, where it grows on rotting wood. It produces fruit bodies that are white, with caps up to 5.5 cm... More

Entoloma hochstetteri

Entoloma hochstetteri

This is the iconic blue fungi of New Zealand the species can very from very bright blue to a the dull blue to almost gray in colour..Common name: None.Found: Native Forest.Substrate: Forest floor.Spore: PinkHei... More

Pukeko. (Porphyrio porphyrio).

Pukeko. (Porphyrio porphyrio).

The Pukeko, or New Zealand Swamp Hen is a member of the rail family, and is similar to other species found all over the world. It is one of the few New Zealand native birds to have flourished since the arrival ... More

Brown Teal duck. New Zealand

Brown Teal duck. New Zealand

The BrownTeal (Anas chlorotis), or pateke, is a small dabbling duck species endemic to New Zealand distributed throughout the lowland freshwater wetlands and, historically, the Chatham Islands. The brown teal’s... More

Silver eyes. (Wax eye)

Silver eyes. (Wax eye)

The silvereye (Zosterops lateralis) – also known as the wax-eye, or sometimes white eye – is a small olive green forest bird with white rings around its eyes...These friendly birds were self introduced in the 1... More

Indian Ringneck parrot. (Psittacula krameri),

Indian Ringneck parrot. (Psittacula krameri),

The rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri), also known as the ring-necked parakeet, is a gregarious tropical Afro-Asian parakeet species that has an extremely large range...The rose-ringed parakeet is sexual... More

Freshwater Turtle

Freshwater Turtle

Tortoises and turtles are among the oldest of all living reptiles and have evolved little in the 200 million years they have lived on Earth.

Paper Kite.Malaysia.

Paper Kite.Malaysia.

The Paper Kite Butterfly only has two rather common colors, black and white, but is still an eye catching beauty. The way the light shines through the wings is just amazing, and if there are other colors around... More

Monarch Butterfly on Cosmos

Monarch Butterfly on Cosmos

The Monarch butterfly is a milkweed butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It may be the best known of all North American butterflies

The Tui New Zealand.

The Tui New Zealand.

The tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) is an endemic passerine bird of New Zealand. It is one of the largest members of the diverse honeyeater family. The name tui is from the Māori name tūī and is the species... More

Caterpillar of Monarch Bufferfly.

Caterpillar of Monarch Bufferfly.

All insects change in form as they grow; this process is called metamorphosis. Butterflies and moths undergo complete metamorphosis, in which there are four distinct stages: egg, larva (caterpillar), pupa (chry... More

Cairns Birdwing (Ornithoptera euphorion)

Cairns Birdwing (Ornithoptera euphorion)

The Cairns birdwing, is a species of birdwing butterfly endemic to north-eastern Australia, and is Australia's largest endemic butterfly species. Other common names include Cooktown birdwing and northern birdw... More

Jelly Fungi

Jelly Fungi

The term "jelly fungi" is an informal one applied to species of fungi having a gelatin-like consistency. The reason for this texture is that the structural hyphae of these fungi have walls that are not thin and... More

Paper Kite Malaysia (11)

Paper Kite Malaysia (11)

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Paper Kite Malaysia. Butterfly.

Paper Kite Malaysia. Butterfly.

The paper kite, rice paper, or large tree nymph butterfly is known especially for its presence in butterfly greenhouses and live butterfly expositions. The paper kite is of Southeast Asian origin

Cairns Birdwing.

Cairns Birdwing.

Ornithoptera euphorion, the Cairns birdwing, is a species of birdwing butterfly endemic to north-eastern Australia, and is Australia's largest endemic butterfly species. Other common names include Cooktown bird... More

Pied shag ( Phalacrocorax varius,)

Pied shag ( Phalacrocorax varius,)

Of the world's 36 species of shag 12 are found in New Zealand and 8 of these are endemic. Members of the shag family belong to three groups based on the colour of their feet: black, yellow or pink. The Pied sha... More

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