Sunday, June 16, 2013

Male Seahorse in Labor

YIKES. This is a photo of a male seahorse giving birth. Does that make him the mother or the father or both? It is definitely one of the oddities of nature. Anyway, Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there. via
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The Queen Vee said...

Sea Horses are oddities for sure, like unicorns. What, unicorns aren't real?

Great photo, the birthing process looks pretty easy compared to we humans.

I've done 3 huge dinner parties this past week as my daughter-in-law's parents have been visiting, tonight another but just a small one for 4. I'm always amazed at the fact that I spend about 5 hours in the kitchen for a meal that everyone eats in about 20 minutes.

The father's and the rest of us enjoyed feasting on filet mignon (a luxury), scalloped potatoes, spinach/orzo salad (my fav), slivered brussels sprouts with brown sugar, bacon and pecans (yeah, this was my second fav), bread sticks (easy recipe, never a one left), apple crisp and chocolate chip cookies with vanilla ice cream for the kiddos.

The new father/mother above would have eaten something entirely different for Father's Day. Seahorses feed on plankton and small crustaceans. They do not have a stomach, so food passes through their bodies very quickly, and they need to eat nearly constantly. I bet they never gain weight!

VickyVaughn said...

I'm trying to find the photographer of this beautiful shot... Do you recall his/her name by any chance?
Thank you!

Content in a Cottage said...


Photo by George Grall

Hope this helps.