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"Nature's Armor: Exploring the Fascinating World of Spines" Thorny Devil Near Newhaven Station, Nthn Territory, Australia: In the arid outback of Australia

Background imageSpines Collection: Thorny Devil Near Newhaven Station, Nthn Territory, Australia

Thorny Devil Near Newhaven Station, Nthn Territory, Australia
DH-3160 Thorny Devil Near Newhaven Station, Nthn Territory, Australia Moloch horridus Don Hadden Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSpines Collection: Triggerfish skeleton, X-ray

Triggerfish skeleton, X-ray
Triggerfish skeleton. Coloured X-ray of a triggerfish (family Balistidae). Its name originates from its ability to erect the first two dorsal spines (upper left), which can then lock or unlock

Background imageSpines Collection: Hedgehog - curled up

Hedgehog - curled up
JD-16363 HEDGEHOG - curled up in ball Erinaceus europaeus John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSpines Collection: Hedgehog (Erinaceinae), Durham, England, United Kingom, Europe

Hedgehog (Erinaceinae), Durham, England, United Kingom, Europe

Background imageSpines Collection: Hadgehog ANZ 452 Ural mountains, Russia Erinaceus auritus © Andrey Zvoznikov / ARDEA LONDON

Hadgehog ANZ 452 Ural mountains, Russia Erinaceus auritus © Andrey Zvoznikov / ARDEA LONDON
ANZ-452 HEDGEHOG - close-up of face Ural mountains, Russia Erinaceus auritus Andrey Zvoznikov Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSpines Collection: Torny Devil

Torny Devil
JPF-3670 THORNY DEVIL Australia Moloch moloch horridus Jean Paul Ferrero Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSpines Collection: Inflated spotted porcupinefish (Diodon hystrix), Maui, Hawaii

Inflated spotted porcupinefish (Diodon hystrix), Maui, Hawaii

Background imageSpines Collection: Short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus). Francois Peron National Park, Shark Bay

Short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus). Francois Peron National Park, Shark Bay, Western Australia. October

Background imageSpines Collection: Euphorbia echinus cactus

Euphorbia echinus cactus

Background imageSpines Collection: Cactus plant with teeth and eyes

Cactus plant with teeth and eyes
Blue cactus plant wearing costume of plastic vampire teeth and bloodshot eyeballs

Background imageSpines Collection: Prickly pear cactus flowers

Prickly pear cactus flowers. This cactus is part of the Opuntia genus, which is found throughout most of the Americas. Cacti are found in arid environments, like the one seen here

Background imageSpines Collection: Picture No. 11671954

Picture No. 11671954
Cactus close up. Date:

Background imageSpines Collection: Spiny spider, SEM

Spiny spider, SEM
Spiny spider. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a spiny spider (Gasteracantha sp.), showing its characteristic spines (red) and large mouthparts (grey, centre left)

Background imageSpines Collection: Stories for Tiny Folk

Stories for Tiny Folk
A selection of spines in bold primary colours taken from the 1920s series of Stories for Little Folk books

Background imageSpines Collection: Regal Horned Lizard Female, constructing nest. Arizona, USA

Regal Horned Lizard Female, constructing nest. Arizona, USA
CAN-2100 Regal Horned Lizard - Female, constructing nest. Arizona, USA. Phrynosoma solare John Cancalosi Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageSpines Collection: Agave on the Bright Angel trail, Colorado, United States of America, North America

Agave on the Bright Angel trail, Colorado, United States of America, North America

Background imageSpines Collection: Striped eel catfish

Striped eel catfish (Plotosus lineatus). School of juvenile striped eel catfish. These catfish have highly venomous spines and can reach up to 32 centimetres in length

Background imageSpines Collection: Book Cafe

Book Cafe
Jukyong Park

Background imageSpines Collection: Book Cafe

Book Cafe
Jukyong Park

Background imageSpines Collection: Book Cafe

Book Cafe
Jukyong Park

Background imageSpines Collection: Syrian Thistle

Syrian Thistle
Tal Paz-Fridman

Background imageSpines Collection: A porcupine

A porcupine
5312041 A porcupine; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a porcupine Porcupines are rodentian mammals with a coat of sharp spines, or quills, that protect against predators)

Background imageSpines Collection: A porcupine

A porcupine
5312039 A porcupine; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a porcupine Porcupines are rodentian mammals with a coat of sharp spines, or quills, that protect against predators)

Background imageSpines Collection: Sea urchins with various coloured spines. Sea urchins with red, brown and green spines

Sea urchins with various coloured spines. Sea urchins with red, brown and green spines, edible sea urchin
FLO4652389 Sea urchins with various coloured spines. Sea urchins with red, brown and green spines, edible sea urchin, Echinus esculentus 1, Metalia spatagus with brown spines 6

Background imageSpines Collection: Sea urchins and their spines. Slate pencil urchin, Heterocentrotus mamillatus, Echinus mammillaris 8

Sea urchins and their spines. Slate pencil urchin, Heterocentrotus mamillatus, Echinus mammillaris 8
FLO4652410 Sea urchins and their spines. Slate pencil urchin, Heterocentrotus mamillatus, Echinus mammillaris 8, long-spined urchin, Diadema setosum, Echinus setosa 10, cake urchins

Background imageSpines Collection: Pachypodium Namaquanum (Wylie ex. Harv.) Well (halfmens), 1778-1786. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon

Pachypodium Namaquanum (Wylie ex. Harv.) Well (halfmens), 1778-1786. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon
Pachypodium Namaquanum (Wylie ex. Harv.) Well (halfmens), 1778-1786. Wellw. The so-called Half-man'; With a detailed study of a closed flower and closed leaf

Background imageSpines Collection: Monsonia Patersonii or Monsonia sp. 1777-1786. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon

Monsonia Patersonii or Monsonia sp. 1777-1786. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon
Monsonia Patersonii or Monsonia sp. 1777-1786. Geranium (Monsonia SP) without flowers or leaves

Background imageSpines Collection: An Echidnia walking across a field

An Echidnia walking across a field

Background imageSpines Collection: Green iguana (Iguana iguana) rear view of basking in sun, Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve

Green iguana (Iguana iguana) rear view of basking in sun, Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve, Caribbean region, Mexico, May

Background imageSpines Collection: Woolly / Spear thistle (Cirsium vulgare) close-up of flower showing unopened flowerhead

Woolly / Spear thistle (Cirsium vulgare) close-up of flower showing unopened flowerhead, Parsonage Down, Wiltshire, UK, June

Background imageSpines Collection: Agave cactus close up abstract (Agave sp) Botanical Garden, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Agave cactus close up abstract (Agave sp) Botanical Garden, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Background imageSpines Collection: Sea holly (Eryngium maritimum) growing in sand dune, Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Sea holly (Eryngium maritimum) growing in sand dune, Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, Europe

Background imageSpines Collection: Don't touch me

Don't touch me
Gilbert Claes

Background imageSpines Collection: cactus isolated on white background

cactus isolated on white background

Background imageSpines Collection: Chestnuts from Sweet chestnut tree {Castenea sativa} Redes NP, Asturias, Northern Spain

Chestnuts from Sweet chestnut tree {Castenea sativa} Redes NP, Asturias, Northern Spain, October 2007

Background imageSpines Collection: Chocolate labrador retriever after encounter with Porcupine, USA

Chocolate labrador retriever after encounter with Porcupine, USA

Background imageSpines Collection: Australian Short-beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) head portrait, Kangaroo Island

Australian Short-beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) head portrait, Kangaroo Island, South Australia State, Australia

Background imageSpines Collection: Wild thistle (Cynara humilis) Alentejo, Natural Park of South West Alentejano and Costa Vicentina

Wild thistle (Cynara humilis) Alentejo, Natural Park of South West Alentejano and Costa Vicentina, Portugal, June 2009

Background imageSpines Collection: Indian moon / Indian luna Moth (Actias selene) close up of defensive spines on caterpillar

Indian moon / Indian luna Moth (Actias selene) close up of defensive spines on caterpillar. Captive

Background imageSpines Collection: Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) silhouetted against setting sun. UK, October

Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) silhouetted against setting sun. UK, October

Background imageSpines Collection: Black blotched pufferfish (Diodon liturosus) inflated with water at night as defensive behaviour

Black blotched pufferfish (Diodon liturosus) inflated with water at night as defensive behaviour, Sipadan Island, Borneo, Malaysia

Background imageSpines Collection: Cacti in Kew Gardens, London, England

Cacti in Kew Gardens, London, England

Background imageSpines Collection: Ocean liner three books, Titanic, Californian Hull Down

Ocean liner three books, Titanic, Californian Hull Down
Ocean liner three books, The Titanic and The Californian 1965 by Peter Padfield, first edition, Hull Down by Sir Bertram Hayes, Harland and Wolff, Shipbuilders to The World

Background imageSpines Collection: Fragments of Codex Justinianus and Digesta

Fragments of Codex Justinianus and Digesta
Ten strips of parchment manuscripts cut to similar size and shape, probably used to reinforce the spines of later bindings. They all appear to be from Justinian's Codex and Digesta

Background imageSpines Collection: DDE-90025559

DDE-90025559
Lionfish (Pterios sp.), Scuba diving at night at Koh Bon Bay, Similan Islands Underwater Park, Thailand, SE Asia Date: 12/05/2005

Background imageSpines Collection: Page 203. Echinus Marinus, Sea Urchin, 1810-17 (w / c & manuscript text)

Page 203. Echinus Marinus, Sea Urchin, 1810-17 (w / c & manuscript text)
5670083 Page 203. Echinus Marinus, Sea Urchin, 1810-17 (w/c & manuscript text) by Digby, Kenelm Henry (1800-80); 39.6x25.2x5.4 cm; Mitchell Library

Background imageSpines Collection: The Phyllopteryx 1881 (litho)

The Phyllopteryx 1881 (litho)
473217 The Phyllopteryx 1881 (litho) by British School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sea horse; Hippocampus antiquorum; illustration from The Proceedings of the Zoological Society)

Background imageSpines Collection: Gidgee skink (Egernia stokesii) pair in rock crevice, South Australia

Gidgee skink (Egernia stokesii) pair in rock crevice, South Australia
wild, wildlife, scales, closeup, spikes, spines, rock, crack, couple, creature, beautiful, fauna, stone, natural, Kristian Bell Photography, 1348350287



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"Nature's Armor: Exploring the Fascinating World of Spines" Thorny Devil Near Newhaven Station, Nthn Territory, Australia: In the arid outback of Australia, a Thorny Devil proudly displays its intricate spiky armor, perfectly adapted for survival in harsh conditions. Triggerfish skeleton, X-ray: Beneath the shimmering scales lies a mesmerizing network of delicate spines that once protected this triggerfish during its underwater adventures. Hedgehog - curled up: A hedgehog curls into a protective ball, showcasing its adorable yet formidable array of sharp spines that deter any potential threats. Hedgehog (Erinaceinae), Durham, England, United Kingdom, Europe: Found across continents and admired for their prickly charm, this European hedgehog boasts an impressive coat of quills as it explores the English countryside. Hadgehog ANZ 452 Ural mountains Russia Erinaceus auritus © Andrey Zvoznikov / ARDEA LONDON: High up in the Ural Mountains of Russia resides a hedgehog species with uniquely patterned spines—a testament to nature's diversity and adaptability. Torny Devil: The iconic Thorny Devil from Down Under showcases its fearsome spikes and vibrant colors as it roams through the rugged landscapes of Australia's Northern Territory. Inflated spotted porcupinefish (Diodon hystrix), Maui, Hawaii: With an ability to inflate itself like a balloon adorned with sharp spines when threatened by predators or curious onlookers—this porcupinefish is truly one-of-a-kind. Cactus plant with teeth and eyes: Mother Nature's sense of humor shines through as we stumble upon a cactus plant seemingly sprouting teeth and eyes—an imaginative twist on traditional spine-bearing flora. Prickly pear cactus flowers.