The strange appendage, known as a lure, resembles a small group of dangling worms, which can regenerate if bitten off. Once the fish has its victim in sight, it begins wiggling its lure that looks like a nice tasty meal, to trick its target into swimming perilously close to its mouth.
In fact, the fish has possibly the quickest ambush in the world. See a frogfish use its lure to attract a victim.
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Glowworms live in dark and damp environments where they can utilise their bioluminescent light. Inside, larvae projecting light from their posterior ends light up the dark like hypnotic miniature torches. Aerial insects fly towards the blue light, but become stuck in the sticky hanging lines constructed by the creatures to ensnare prey.
Once an insect has become stuck, the glowworms draw up the hanging line and devour their catch, sucking their prey dry. Larvae occasionally turn cannibalistic, as adult fungus gnats can be among the insects entrapped in their sticky snare. Snapping shrimps — also known as pistol shrimps — are another predator with a deadly weapon: A jet of water shoots out when they rapidly shut their "super claw".
Watch a pistol shrimp aim and fire with its super claw. The bolas spider is another arachnid with an extraordinary method of hauling in prey. But all in all I would never take those few days back for anything — this city is a true gem of Scandinavia. Top 10 Things to do in Stockholm. It has often been described as the most romantic lake in Europe and to that I would have to agree — picturesque, quiet, serene. If you find yourself travelling with a loved one through central Europe, Lake Bled is a must visit.
Yup, its that big! But when I did make my way to Zermatt last year with my boyfriend, I was determined to give it a crack and improve my skills or lack thereof , simultaneously exploring some of the most beautiful surrounds in Switzerland.
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This trip quite literally took my breath away as in I ran out of breath, fell over more times than I could count and very nearly camped the night on the mountain to avoid any more bruises and I would say for any skiiers or ski enthusiasts, this is a must visit location. It turns out Wales had a similar effect on me as did Ireland — complete and total calmness.
I urge you to rent a car, hit the open road and venture off without care or regard for where you end up. Enjoying the Journey in Wales. Romania is one of the best place that I traveled. Though I wanted to visit the castle Transylvania. But may be sometime in near future. Great post and awesome photos. I currently live in nuremberg, germany as an expat from the US. There are so many places on this list I want to go — Lake Bled is a definite must on my list I think and basically anywhere in Italy because of the food!
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Ugh, this makes me wanna explore Europe more. Hungary, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Bosnia… so much to do!!!
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Good article…would be interested to read what you think of Malta, just spent two weeks there and just loved it. I love this post girl — you have so many amazing tips and trips here! Love this list, Brooke! I think I stayed at the same hotel you did in Budapest — the Corinthian?
These beautiful pictures make me fall in love with the places already! Great post, thank you for the inspiration!
So pleasantly delighted to see road tripping through Wales is on there! I used to stay at a hotel there that had a glass bottomed pool on the 19th floor and it overlooked a fairground that looked like something out of a fairytale in the snow. I love posts like this, SO inspirational! Bruges is one of my favorite places! I feel like I was in a fairytale! And I need to visit Budapest! I am more into nature than cities but love your list anyway!
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Richard Hamblyn studied at the universities of Essex and Cambridge, where he wrote a doctoral dissertation on 18th-century topographical writing. His first book, The Invention of Clouds told the story of Luke Howard, the amateur meteorologist who named the clouds in ; his other publications include The Cloud Book and Extraordinary Clouds , both published in association with Richard Hamblyn studied at the universities of Essex and Cambridge, where he wrote a doctoral dissertation on 18th-century topographical writing.
His first book, The Invention of Clouds told the story of Luke Howard, the amateur meteorologist who named the clouds in ; his other publications include The Cloud Book and Extraordinary Clouds , both published in association with the UK Met Office; Data Soliloquies , co-written with the digital artist Martin John Callanan; and Terra: Tales of the Earth, a collection of stories about major natural disasters.
His anthology, The Art of Science: It is a wide-ranging collection of readable science writing from the Babylonians to the Higgs boson. Books by Richard Hamblyn.