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Balance Mandala

As any orthopedist will tell you, our feet were not designed to walk on artificial stuff like asphalt and concrete.  They like the real thing. When we get away from the concrete, we find living things under our feet – some as big as beetles and earthworms, other incredibly small, like microbacteria – a mass [...]

Aussie Octopus

Octopi are interesting animals. With their eerily human eyes, their tentacled legs, their way of looking at you – directly at you – you just know they’re thinking something in that big brain, and you can’t help wondering what. I’ve seen octopi many times while scuba diving, and I’ve found them fun to watch and [...]

Hermit Crab

Hermit crabs look fierce from the front, with their armored claws and legs.  But from the back, they’re soft and very vulnerable, which is why they protect themselves by living in discarded shells, old bottles, tin cans – whatever they can find – and when they feel cramped, they discard it and quickly crawl into [...]