An adult owl marches about the countryside looking for food to feed its brood of hungry owlets on a farm in Lancashire. The bizarre scene was captured by keen snapper Austin Thomas who had to stay camouflaged and stop himself from laughing in case he scared the funny birds and missed out on getting the shots. Picture: AUSTIN THOMAS / CATERS NEWS
Naica’s Crystals Cave may be the most amazing underground wonder on Earth. It is a true geode: a cave completely covered with transparent selenite crystals. [With] a temperature of approximately 48° C and the air saturated with humidity, [it is] similar to being ‘cooked in a steamer’, an environment in which man can survive only a few minutes.