Verreaux's Eagle-Owl by Marc MOL / 500px
Verreaux's Eagle-Owl -- The species is found at the highest densities in eastern and southern Africa. They inhabit mainly semi-desert or dry savanna with scattered trees and thorny vegetation. They are nocturnal birds and roost in trees, with large, shaded horizontal branches of tall, old trees preferred. They sleep lightly and will awaken very quickly to defend themselves from attack in daylight hours.
LOOK: 'Glow-In-The-Dark' Scorpion Is Out Of This World
Glow-In-The-Dark Scorpion by Uriel Sinai: This remarkable snapshot captures a "glow-in-the-dark" scorpion contrasting beautifully, bizarrely against the dark of the Israeli Negev Desert behind it. Scientists are still figuring out exactly why scorpions sometimes glow under ultraviolet light. #Scorpion #Glow_in_the_Dark
A Glimpse of What We've Lost: 10 Extinct Animals in Photos
"Thorny dragon or thorny devil (Moloch horridus) is an Australian lizard, aka mountain devil, thorny lizard, or the moloch. Sole species of genus Moloch. Thorny devil grows up to 20 cm (8.0 in) in length; it can live up to 20 years. Colored in camouflaging shades of desert browns and tans, change from pale colours during warm weather and to darker colours during cold weather. Animals are covered entirely with conical spines."