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Amazing geology - flying over dry landscapes in the desert of Nambia and the wet Okavango Delta in Botswana

Bitis peringueyi is an endemic adder from the Nabib desert. It’s an ambush predator, highly equipped for the job. Many snakes are disguise masters but few completely burrow their entire body beneath the surface and fewer have their eyes moved on top of their head. Actually, if I hadn’t blown off the sand to better show its scaly pattern, this adder would have been completely invisible. Image credit: Royal Society Publishing/Fabio Pupin

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structure_minerals Fluorite from Okorusu Mine, Namibia