This miniature chameleon was recently discovered in Madagascar. For more, check out this slideshow of Time’s Top 10 Miniature Animals, which includes minifoxes, micro-pigs, pygmy goats, and my favorite, the bee hummingbird.
These staghorn corals contain fluorescent molecules, which absorb light and then emit it at a different wavelength. Marine biologist David Gruber uses a painstaking method of underwater photography to capture striking images of fluorescent corals, including this one. Find out more about his work in this post.
Photo © AMNH/D. Gruber
From the article “365 days: 2011 in review” in Nature News