A mantee photographed in Florida–Yusude Okada, Japan
The Giant's Playground at night–Chris Gray, Canada
Not a science post, but a head’s up to visit National Geographic’s photography website for some stunning photographs, including the winners to the previous year’s competition.
Click on ‘Contest Winners’ to see 2009′s and earlier winners.
Don’t overlook the Viewer’s choices (change the pulldown menu).
There are galleries of more images and wallpapers for those that would like to use them as backdrops for your screen.
Other entertainment in Code for life with a pictorial bent:
TIME’s top ten scientific discoveries for 2009
Explore ancient science books on-line
Neti pots now validated as sound science?
Snake coughs up new species
Visual illusions, change blindness and autism
World air traffic flow
World’s largest bacteria
Small world pictures