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Top Ten Nature Galleries of 2011 [Copy link] 中文

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8. Summer
Summer is often a time of plenty for wildlife and people alike. Fireflies decorate the skies, bees buzz on flowers, and fresh watermelon is sliced.

Here, two swimmers play in the storied waves of Bronte Beach off Sydney, Australia.
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9. Dangerous Sea Creatures
They may be beautiful, but these sea creatures can be deadly.

It may look harmless enough, but the striped surgeonfish of the Indo-Pacific sports a venomous spine. Scientists estimate that 50,000 people are injured a year from contact with the world's 1,200 species of venomous fish. The poisons are also being investigated for use in new drugs.

Other sea creatures that can pack a punch include the stinging yellow sea anemone, "flying" needlefish that become airborne daggers, and, of course, great white sharks.
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10. Colorful Sea Creatures
As divers and snorkelers well know, the oceans are filled with creatures that come in a bewildering array of colors. This includes intricate patterns, camouflage, and even varying degrees of transparency.

Pictured is a white sea anemone and a sea star in the waters off British Columbia. Other colorful favorites include clown fish, angelfish, and mantis shrimp.
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