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Carniverous Collection

"Carnivorous: Nature's Predators and Plant Marvels" Page 53 of the book reveals a captivating illustration titled "Drosera binata, c. 1803-06

Background imageCarniverous Collection: Page 53. Drosera binata, c. 1803-06 (w / c, pen, ink and pencil)

Page 53. Drosera binata, c. 1803-06 (w / c, pen, ink and pencil)
5670359 Page 53. Drosera binata, c.1803-06 (w/c, pen, ink and pencil) by Lewin, John William (1770-1819); Mitchell Library

Background imageCarniverous Collection: Peregrine Falcon (chromolitho)

Peregrine Falcon (chromolitho)
735399 Peregrine Falcon (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Peregrine Falcon)

Background imageCarniverous Collection: Golden Eagle (chromolitho)

Golden Eagle (chromolitho)
735397 Golden Eagle (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Golden Eagle. Liebig card)

Background imageCarniverous Collection: Hawk (chromolitho)

Hawk (chromolitho)
735398 Hawk (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Hawk. Liebig card, late 19th century/early 20th century)

Background imageCarniverous Collection: Vulture and Condor (chromolitho)

Vulture and Condor (chromolitho)
735401 Vulture and Condor (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Vulture and Condor)

Background imageCarniverous Collection: An Eagle Owl and a White Owl (chromolitho)

An Eagle Owl and a White Owl (chromolitho)
735400 An Eagle Owl and a White Owl (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: An Eagle Owl and a White Owl)

Background imageCarniverous Collection: Picture No. 11049894

Picture No. 11049894
Narrow-Leaved Pitcher-Plant pitcher forming from leaf tip of plant Bako National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia, Borneo, Asia Date:

Background imageCarniverous Collection: Picture No. 11049893

Picture No. 11049893
Raffles Pitcher Plant aerial Bako National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia, Borneo, Asia Date:

Background imageCarniverous Collection: Picture No. 11049892

Picture No. 11049892
Raffles Pitcher Plant aerial Bako National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia, Borneo, Asia Date:

Background imageCarniverous Collection: Picture No. 11049891

Picture No. 11049891
Raffles Pitcher Plant on ground Bako National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia, Borneo, Asia Date:

Background imageCarniverous Collection: A fly caught on the sticky hairs of a sundew, Drosera aliciae

A fly caught on the sticky hairs of a sundew, Drosera aliciae, a carniverous plant of bogs and marshes


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"Carnivorous: Nature's Predators and Plant Marvels" Page 53 of the book reveals a captivating illustration titled "Drosera binata, c. 1803-06. " This artwork, created with watercolor, pen, ink, and pencil, showcases the mesmerizing beauty of a carnivorous plant. The intricate details bring to life the delicate yet deadly nature of Drosera binata. As we turn the pages further, our eyes are met with stunning chromolithographs capturing some of nature's most fearsome hunters. A Peregrine Falcon soars through the sky with unmatched speed and agility while a Golden Eagle exudes regal grace in its majestic flight. A Hawk gazes intently from its perch as it prepares for an imminent strike. The Vulture and Condor lithographs remind us of these scavengers' vital role in maintaining ecological balance. Their keen senses allow them to locate carrion from great distances, ensuring no resources go to waste. Meanwhile, an Eagle Owl and White Owl lithograph enchants us with their mysterious allure as they silently glide through moonlit forests. Another striking chromolithograph portrays an Eagle in all its glory – symbolizing strength and freedom that captivate our imagination throughout history. Amidst these awe-inspiring predators lies Picture No. 11049894 - a snapshot frozen in time where a tiny fly becomes ensnared by the sticky hairs of Drosera aliciae – another carnivorous marvel found in bogs and marshes. This image serves as a reminder that even plants have evolved unique adaptations to secure their sustenance. Through this collection of illustrations on page 53 onwards (Picture No. s 11049893-91), we delve into the world where survival depends on hunting skills or ingenious mechanisms designed by Mother Nature herself. Intriguingly diverse yet interconnected; these glimpses into carnivory reveal how both animals and plants have evolved to thrive in their respective ecosystems.