Surprises in Nature

Challenge #157 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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In this nature challenge, show the viewers something you have found which is beautiful, interesting, in an unexpected place, or makes you pause and wonder at it. Perhaps it is a flowering plant growing in a sidewalk, (footpath), an insect on a flower, where you didn't expect it to be, wave patterns in the sand, a 'face' in the bark of a tree.... There should be an element of surprise in your entry, so the viewer is able to enjoy that moment too. Macro and close-ups welcome. Please, no humans, domestic pets, and minimal man-made structures. Size of entry: 1,600px MAXIMUM on the longer side.
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Butterfly Bullies
"Gotchya'!" Gopher's Surprise.
Dewdrop
Kissy Face Marmots
Unexpected Refraction
A new Beginning
FOUR????!!!!!
Free ride.
Love
Scream of Stone
Frogs Legs Ready to Serve
David against Goliath
The Mating Season
Giant Leaf Insect
crane fly's crystal ball
Two Heads are better than one...
Fluffy Fireworks
Electric Road
The Meal
Elephant Butterfly
Kangaroo Rock
bobcat stuck on tall palm tree
Bee Heading
Headless penguins or...
BEHIND THE ADVENTURE
Suprising Fly Macro.
Driftwood at sunset
New Life
Exercise for snail
Dirty water
Portrait of a damsel
Heart of flowers
Trapped insect
Insect Nursing the Young
Urban Avians
D fly & eggs_MG_4634
Here's looking at you, kid
GOTCHA!
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Sample entries
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The Bubble-Blower
Sea Anemones on Land?
Ring-a-Ring-a-Rosie....
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