11 amazing photos from Discovery's 'Life'
From lizards to leopard seals, these amazing photos offer a glimpse into the diverse biology of planet Earth.
Tue, May 21, 2013 at 02:44 PM
BBC filmmakers focused on the behavior of species and the ways animals and plants have evolved to survive In the 10-part series "Life." We've selected some of the most scintillating snapshots for a look into these wonders of the world. You might even learn a thing or two.
All photos courtesy of Discovery
The basilisk lizard uses its lightweight frame, specialized feet and incredible speed to walk on water, earning it the nickname "the Jesus Christ lizard."
The venomous Niue sea krait patrols the coast of Niue Island in the South Pacific. A single bite can kill a full-grown man, but humans don't seem to be this sea snake's favorite snack.
Vivid green mosses and lichens cover the trees of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, England.
Millions of straw-colored fruit bats fill the sky above Zambia's Kasanka National Park each year.
A field of sunflowers absorbs sunlight in France.
Dragon's blood trees grow on Socotra, a small group of islands in the Indian Ocean. This unusual tree thrives in harsh conditions by reaching its branches high to gather moisture from the mist.
A Japanese macaque and her infant take refuge from the cold in a thermal spring.
Young stoats, also known as short-tailed weasels, play fight in Spain's Aran Valley.
Sea stars and sea urchins patrol the nutrient-rich seafloor of McMurdo Sound in Antarctica.
A male sage grouse calls for mates during the breeding season.
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