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Behold this award-winning image of fungus making a fly its “zombie” slave

Behold this award-winning image of fungus making a fly its “zombie” slave

Enlarge / The story of a conquest: The fruiting body of a parasitic fungus erupts from the body of its victim. The striking photograph above vividly captures the spores of a parasitic “zombie” fungus (Ophiocordyceps) as they sprout from the body of a host fly in exquisite detail. Small wonder it won the 2022 BMC …

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Award-Winning Photo Captures The Grisly Spectacle of Starfish Swarming to Feed

Award-Winning Photo Captures The Grisly Spectacle of Starfish Swarming to Feed

An award-winning photographer has captured the somber moment when dozens of colorful starfish set about devouring a lifeless sea lion on the seafloor in California. Wildlife photographer David Slater captured the haunting photo in the shallow waters of Monterey Bay. The dead sea lion and its compatriots swimming in the background are most likely California …

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