A recent underwater documentary I received from my brother as a Christmas present has sparked my interest in natures most bizarre species. The discovery coincided with figuring out how to upload pictures to the blog (I click on a picture of a picture--who knew?). This serendipitous conflation can only lead to a reoccurring blog theme: nature’s freaks.
The freak depicted here is the sea butterfly. It's a snail relative that floats around in the ocean fishing for plankton using a "mucous net".