This piping plover may look like it has many legs, but it is taking its four newborns under its wing to keep them warm. Photographer Michael Milicia - Saw this same thing with a Killdeer mom ther other day. Made me smile!
Volcanic lightning is rare, and lightning between thunderstorms and ash clouds even more so. In this photo, taken in May lightning flashes between a thunderstorm and the eruption plume from Rabaul volcano on New Britain Island in Papua New Guinea.