The animal world is dominated by the most colourful colours and the strangest and most interesting shapes. However, there are also specimens that can change their physical conformation so much that they are practically unrecognisable.
These transformations can be instantaneous or can take weeks or even several years to complete. All, however, have a purpose. Some serve to defend themselves from predators, or to better adapt to their surroundings, or even to attract a partner to mate.
The wonders of nature are yet to be discovered in their entirety, but in the meantime, take a good look at how some animals are able to... change themselves.
In this article we will explore seven amazing animals that have a short but intense life, as reported by the portal "animalpedia.it".
These animals, including insects, fish and amphibians, are characterized by a short but intense life cycle, which includes reproduction, growth and death in a very short period of time. Each of these animals has a unique history and a number of adaptations that help them survive and thrive despite their short life.
Through this photo gallery, we will find out more about these extraordinary animals and how long their lives last on average.
Bioluminescence is a phenomenon whereby living organisms emit light through special chemical reactions, in the course of which chemical energy is converted into light energy.
The spectacle of bioluminescence is unique and is practised by both plants, land and sea animals for various reasons, from hunting for prey to finding a breeding partner.
Here are some of the animals that exploit bioluminescence, creating magnificent plays of light.