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Fly Caught by Spider in 55 Million Year Old Baltic Amber…

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.     The following is a photo I took of an action shot that has (literally) existed for 55 million years.  The photo is of a piece of Baltic Amber that contains a fly as it is being attacked by a spider.  The resins from certain trees would trap insects on occasion… just as they do in the plum trees in our back yard.  When buried by soil and eventually rock substrate, and due to pressure over millions of years, the resin transforms into jewel-like amber, permanently encasing/preserving the (now extinct) species of insects that unfortunately had fallen into the resin.  

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The Spider & the Fly in Baltic Amber... by Thomas Peace 2013

The Spider & the Fly in Baltic Amber… by Thomas Peace 2013

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My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped. I have a number of interesting hobbies, such as fossil collecting, sport-kite flying, 3D and 2D close-up photography, holography, and pets. Most of all, I am into holistic self-awareness, spontaneous insight, unconventional observation/direct perception, mindfulness, meditation, world peace, non-fragmentation, population control, vegetarianism, and green energy. To follow my unique Blog of "Nature Photos and Mindfulness Sayings" and for RSS feeds to my new posts, please access at: tom8pie.com (On my regular Blog posting pages, for additional information and to follow, simply click on the "tack icon" at the upper right corner... or, on my profile page, you can click on the "Thomas Peace" icon.) Stay mindful, understanding, and caring!...

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  1. How little really changes in the world…

    well, except for the dinosaurs…. and technology… and the means of capturing the moment…

    Darn! EVERYTHING has changed… 😉

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