Illustration of organisms of the Cambrian Burgess Shale
Illustration of organisms of the Cambrian Burgess Shale existing 508 million years ago. Peytoia nathorsti is the largest creature in the image, a predator with bristle-laden mouth appendages. The largest discovered is 50 cm long. Hallucigenia is the spiky worm, 0.5 to 3.5 cm long, with purple spikes at the bottom centre left.
Calypso orchid (Calypso bulbosa)
Calypso orchid (Calypso bulbosa), flower, that has no nectar so the orchid relies on its mimicry of other flowers that do, thus luring bumble bees (Bombus spp.) to pollinate the plant. Saltspring Island, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, British Columbia, Canada
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