Original Artwork Showing Feathers, from Article in Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh v.59, n.d. ‘Studies in Plumage in the Male Brown Leghorn Fowl’
1894 Auguste Rodin - Méditation I sans Bras Plâtre - Paris, musée Rodin
Mutzel, Gustav, 1839-1893: Parrots, including kea, kaka and kakapo. Tab 18. Druck u. Verlag von Th. Fischer, Cassel.
Lithograph, hand-coloured, 397 x 288 mm
(via: New Zealand National Library)
The Giant Triton or Triton’s trumpet, Charonia tritonis (Mollusca - Gastropoda - Ranellidae), is one of the biggest snails in the reefs, growing up to 2 feet long.
Many people think its shell is one of the most gorgeous in the world. Though the Giant Triton looks harmless, it is a predator and uses its teeth (radula) to inject its prey with a poison found in its spit. The poison stuns, or paralyzes, its prey, which the triton then eats alive at leisure.
This species is found throughout the Indo-Pacific oceans, Red Sea included.
Publication info [London :Published for the editors by R. H. Porter],1879-1915
M13 – The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules