Battle for the female

Photos of common toads, Bufo bufo, in natural conditions, , Фотографии жабы обыкновенной, в естественных условиях, Ленинградская область, Leningrad region

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Battle for the female

Once I witnessed an extraordinary phenomenon. In late April, on the outskirts of the Menkovo village (Leningrad oblast, Russia), I observed a huge number of common toads (also known as European Toads, Bufo bufo). They were everywhere – on a plowed field, in ditches with water, they galloped along road, where they often fell under […]

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Plants

Photos of plants, in natural conditions, North-Western Caucasus, Krasnodar Territory, Фотографии растений, в естественных условиях, Северо-Западный Кавказ, Краснодарский край, Ленинградская область, Leningrad region

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Insects

Photos of insects, in natural conditions, North-Western Caucasus, Krasnodar Territory, Abkhazia, Фотографии насекомых, в естественных условиях, Северо-Западный Кавказ, Краснодарский край, Ленинградская область, Leningrad region, Абхазия

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Snails and slugs

Photos of snails and slugs, in natural conditions, North-Western Caucasus, Krasnodar Territory, Фотографии улиток и слизней, в естественных условиях, Северо-Западный Кавказ, Краснодарский край

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Arachnids

Photos of spiders, in natural conditions, North-Western Caucasus, Krasnodar Territory, Фотографии пауков, в естественных условиях, Северо-Западный Кавказ, Краснодарский край, паук, spider

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Сrustaceans and Millipedes

Photos of Сrustaceans and Millipedes, in natural conditions, North-Western Caucasus, Krasnodar Territory, Фотографии ракообразных и многоножек, в естественных условиях, Северо-Западный Кавказ, Краснодарский край

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landscape

Photos of landscapes, North-Western Caucasus, Krasnodar Territory, Abkhazia, Фотографии пейзажей, Северо-Западный Кавказ, Краснодарский край, Абхазия, Ленинградская область, Leningrad region

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Amphibians and Reptiles

Photos of amphibians and reptiles, in natural conditions, North-Western Caucasus, Krasnodar Territory, Фотографии амфибий и рептилий, в естественных условиях, Северо-Западный Кавказ, Краснодарский край, Ленинградская область, Leningrad region

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Pachyiulus foetidissimus

Pachyiulus foetidissimus (julid millipede) lives in the forests of the North Caucasus. It is slow-moving, but if it is disturbed, it turns into a spiral. Simultaneously, out of the numerous openings of the special glands located in each segment of the body, a secret with a characteristic odor is poured out. So this julida protects. […]

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