01 January 2013

Tuesday Crustie: Year’s best

This image was one of Olympus’s BioScapes contest:

But this fearsome claw doesn’t do justice to the whole animal:

This is a crustacean called Phronima. It’s a voracious predator that has often be compared to H.R. Giger’s design for the original monster in Alien.

Bottom photo from here.

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