Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Meet the Golden Mole

Wallpaper available at National Geographic (just scroll through the June offerings):

A survival strategy of the golden mole in Sperrgebiet National Park is to "swim" just below the surface of the sand. Despite its seeming barrenness, this coastal region is a biodiversity hot spot, home to reptiles, antelope, Cape fur seals, rare brown hyenas—and some 800 plant species, 234 of which are found nowhere else on Earth.
The video below shows off lots of strange desert creatures, including the golden mole at 2:44: