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Epic scenes at the top of

Epic scenes at the top of Roys Peak over the weekend with @laurie_winter and @hamishstubbs ! Excitement levels were pretty high I have to say! A big shout out to @dkphotographyau @wildernessnz and @nisifiltersaustralia for organising such a great instameet in Wanaka on Saturday. Loved meeting new and old friends and thank you so much to everyone who came down to chat, meet new folk and take photos. Have to give another big shout out to my road trip buddy @timothytay.nz for the awesome company and please check out the super talented folk tagged in the pic above .. they provided for endless laughs on the road and some pretty hilarious scenes Canon 5DMkiv Canon F2.8L16-35 Mkii @nisifiltersaustralia IR GND Soft 0.9 - - #ig_newzealand #newzealandvacations #newzealandguide #kiwi_photos #ig_shotz_aug17 #majestic_earth #splendid_earth #wildernessculture #earthfocus #fantastic_earth #earthpix #welivetoexplore #outdoortones #theglobewanderer #eclectic_shotz #mountaingirls #awesomeglobe #bucketlisters #tourtheplanet #nakedplanet #earthporn #way2ill #earthofficial #discoverearth #reflectiongram #moodygrams #lifeofadventure #worldprime #agameoftones

In Bergen, Norway, they t

In Bergen, Norway, they told us we had to see the view from Mount Flyen. Up and up we rode the funicular, and from the top there was no questioning why. Wide-eyed and wind-numb, we drank in the spectacular sunset. With each moment it shifted from orange to purple, pink to crimson. The photographer next to us peered over from behind his massive tripod and breathed in awe: "I've seen a lot of sunsets... But this is one that just keeps on giving." /// #plethoraetc _________________________________________ . . . . . #skyporn #sunsetsniper #skylovers #sunrise_and_sunsets #sunsets #sunset_hub #sunsetlovers #instasunsets #all_sunsets #instapassport #aroundtheworldpix #ig_masterpiece #campinassp #flashesofdelight #travelog #visualmobs #theglobewanderer #forahappymoment #exploringtheglobe #oslove #pocket_norway #oslobilder #mittoslo #thebestofnorway #diggeroslo #canonphotos #Bergen #Flyen #canonphotographer

What emoji sums up the Ei

What emoji sums up the Eiffel tower for you?? Mine would be #eiffeltower #paris Had a great week in Paris! Got to hang out with a good friend @willispicture, meet some cool peeps and had @suzannahmaree join us for our Europe trip! The eiffel tower is such an amazing structure to see in real life! Has to be one of the best towers in the world! Hashtags . . . . . a #aroundtheworldpix #ig_masterpiece a #theprettycities a #flashesofdelight a #travelog a #mytinyatlas a #theglobewanderer a #forahappymoment a #exploringtheglobe a #travelon a #awesome_earthpix a #campinassp a #visualoflife a #awesome_naturepix a #roamtheplanet a #unlimitedparadise a #igersparis a #loves_france_ #topparisphoto #loves_paris a #parismaville #unlimitedparis a #parisfrance

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The earliest amphibians evolved in the Devonian period from sarcopterygian fish with lungs and bony-limbed fins, features that were helpful in adapting to dry land. They diversified and became dominant during the Carboniferous and Permian periods, but were later displaced by reptiles and other vertebrates. Over time, amphibians shrank in size and decreased in diversity, leaving only the modern subclass Lissamphibia. The three modern orders of amphibians are Anura (the frogs and toads), Urodela (the salamanders), and Apoda (the caecilians). The number of known amphibian species is approximately 7,000, of which nearly 90% are frogs. The smallest amphibian (and vertebrate) in the world is a frog from New Guinea (Paedophryne amauensis) with a length of just 7.7 mm (0.30 in). The largest living amphibian is the 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus), but this is dwarfed by the extinct 9 m (30 ft) Prionosuchus from the middle Permian of Brazil. The study of amphibians is called batrachology, while the study of both reptiles and amphibians is called herpetology.

Many amphibians catch their prey by flicking out an elongated tongue with a sticky tip and drawing it back into the mouth before seizing the item with their jaws. Some use inertial feeding to help them swallow the prey, repeatedly thrusting their head forward sharply causing the food to move backwards in their mouth by inertia. Most amphibians swallow their prey whole without much chewing so they possess voluminous stomachs. The short oesophagus is lined with cilia that help to move the food to the stomach and mucus produced by glands in the mouth and pharynx eases its passage. The enzyme chitinase produced in the stomach helps digest the chitinous cuticle of arthropod prey. Amphibians possess a pancreas, liver and gall bladder. The liver is usually large with two lobes. Its size is determined by its function as a glycogen and fat storage unit, and may change with the seasons as these reserves are built or used up. Adipose tissue is another important means of storing energy and this occurs in the abdomen (in internal structures called fat bodies), under the skin and, in some salamanders, in the tail. There are two kidneys located dorsally, near the roof of the body cavity. Their job is to filter the blood of metabolic waste and transport the urine via ureters to the urinary bladder where it is stored before being passed out periodically through the cloacal vent. Larvae and most aquatic adult amphibians excrete the nitrogen as ammonia in large quantities of dilute urine, while terrestrial species, with a greater need to conserve water, excrete the less toxic product urea. Some tree frogs with limited access to water excrete most of their metabolic waste as uric acid.

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