1. Moggie says

    I’ve been complaining today about the heating in our office not being up to scratch. I now feel like such a wuss.

  2. SEF says

    It’s like some flamboyant cross-dressing diva (not the diver!). It should be on one of those epic old musicals (from the days when they could afford to stage big numbers with massive chorus lines) – or the next Disney Fantasia. Or perhaps it just belongs in the aquatic version of “Hairspray”.

  3. AnthonyK says

    Hey guys – get hold of the episode of “Life” – the new BBC series narrated by David Attenborough – about well, mostly, cepahalods. Duelling cuttlefish anyone? The giant red octopus giving birth and caring for her offspring? Gorgeous stuff.
    Squidmas viewing, definitely.
    And am I the first to note that Mary’s Metazoan is rather on the slimy side of cute and cuddly? Kittens, meercats, and star-nosed moles in this section only, please.

  4. Sili says

    What gets me about the stereotypical can-can tune, is that it’s the ballet from Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers.

  5. The Pint says

    How beautifully alien. If I knew how to sew it would be a fantastic inspiration piece for a kick-ass avant-garde ballgown.

  6. Brownian, OM says

    That’s just gorgeous.

    ‘Cold’ huh? What are we talking about when we say ‘cold’? -0°C? -1°C? I guess that’s pretty cold, but IT WAS 46.1°C IN EDMONTON YESTERDAY! -58.4°C WITH WINDCHILL! ONLY SIBERIA RECORDED COLDER TEMPERATURES!

    Ahem, sorry about that. I’m sitting here with my trickle charger plugged in hoping in an hour I can start the damn car so I can drive it to the service station to get the battery fluffed or something like that–whatever they need to make it go. I just want to cry.

    Alright, I’m all done with the self-pity. Time to go congratulate Lynna on her OM.

  7. amidkiff says

    My first reaction after how beautiful a creature it was, was how beautiful a photograph it was. The detail is astounding, which led to the thought of how good a camera it is. Which I then realized that if I was going to be doing extreme diving in horribly cold water in order to take photos, I want to use the best damn camera I can. I don’t want to have wasted my time, or need to do re-takes. Brrrr!

  8. eddie says

    Very lovely knickerbocker glory, with stings.

    On the vido: It pains my heart to realise that such dance routines are teh ancestor of Buffy, etc’s fighting styles. Can fu, anyone?

  9. xhosa2010 says

    They’re incredible pictures. Who’s taking them? I mean, isn’t that Norbert Wu in the photograph?

  10. llewelly says

    Brownian, OM Author Profile Page | December 14, 2009 10:32 AM:

    I guess that’s pretty cold, but IT WAS 46.1°C IN EDMONTON YESTERDAY!

    Uh, 46.1 C in EDMONTON?? In DECEMBER? Talk about a freak heat wave.


    Good thing you had a little breeze to keep things cool.

  11. Grahame W says

    That makes me think of a space shuttle in orbit around the earth and an astronaut out for a space walk.