Red Eye by Larry Lynch: Like cats, an alligator has a tapetum lucidum at the back of each eye - a structure that reflects light back into the photoreceptor cells to make the most of low light. The colour of eyeshine differs from species to species. In alligators, it glows red - one good way to locate alligators on a dark night. The greater the distance between its eyes, the longer the reptile, in this case, very long.via telegraph.co.uk #Alligator #Vision #Larry_Lynch #telegraph_co_uk
The female elephant in the image, which was taken in 2007, stood guard over the body of her friend for hours to pay her respects, chasing off birds and predators.She then wrapped her trunk around the other's tusk in a heartbreaking goodbye.The international ivory trade is thriving and poachers are going to extreme lengths to hunt and kill the giants for their tusks.Wildlife conservation groups estimate upwards of 35,000 elephants were killed in 2012.