14th January 2022 | Life on Earth

Rather than jump straight into mysterious events and UFO sightings this year, I thought I would hold off on those topics for the first blog of 2022, and check out some rather cute and in one case, rather eerie, photographs. The eerie pictures were taken from my balcony towards the end of last year, presumably formed by an inversion layer of some kind, though like nothing I have seen before. Cloud at sea level is not something I am accustomed to. If anyone knows more about this phenomena, let me know.

The first three pictures are from Australian Geographic photographers. I hope you like them. You can see many more at:  PHOTOS


“The animal inside the seashell is a tiny octopus about two inches in diameter,” says photographer Franco Tulli (@franco_tulli).

“This kind of animal can utilise the valves as a house and for protection, taking the house with it as it moves. This shot was taken during his quiet rest.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Echidnas: Image credit: Andrew Mayo

Echidnas are surprisingly good swimmers. They can often be seen using their snout as a snorkel. Echidna experts believe they swim as a form of play or for leisure.

Cuttlefish: Image credit: Cathy Finch

Nice to see more than just a cuttlefish bone on the beach.

And these are mine:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

All I could say is:

A new island

Born of cloud,

Stands in the bay

Tall and proud.

Didn’t last long. Quite eerie.

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