Partners for life

On the lakes of Oregon, USA, a pair of Clark’s grebes (Aechmophorus clarkii) dance a watery waltz in perfect synchonicity. Only stopping so that the female can have a quick fish supper, the two bring their stunning routine to an end with a gravity-defying move that sees them lifting their bodies out of the water, […]

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Running on water

The basilisk lizard (Basiliscus basiliscus) isn’t also called the Jesus Christ lizard for nothing. When threatened, this unique reptile takes to the waters of Belize and moves its long-toed feet so fast that it can – quite literally – run on water. Miracle of nature? You decide…

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