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Texture in nature.

Texture — is the focus of elements that make up the material. Textures can be seen everywhere, but the most interesting and varied textures are nature.

See, also, the first part of the texture in nature , dedicated to animal skins.

Texture in nature.  Part 2

The coastal line of the lake Retba

Retba Lake — one of the main attractions of Senegal — is located 30 km from Dakar. Its unique feature is the tremendous water content of various salts (primarily magnesium), and their concentration is 10 times higher than in the oceans water — about 350-380 grams per liter. Special halophytic bacteria — the only inhabitants of these waters, give the lake a characteristic pink color. (Photo by Robert Haas):

The coastal line of the lake Retba

Drying leaves, Kenya

The leaves are neatly arranged to dry around a lone tree in Kenya.

(Photo by Robert Haas):

Drying leaves, Kenya

Sand dunes of the Rub al Khali

Rub ‘al Khali — a vast sandy desert in the Middle East, stretching along the western, southern and eastern coasts of the Arabian Peninsula. It is located on the territory of several countries: Saudi Arabia, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen — and covers an area of ​​650,000 square meters, which is higher than that of France, Belgium and the Netherlands combined. (Photo by George Steinmetz):

Sand dunes of the Rub al Khali

Namib desert

It looks like the plane Namib Desert in Africa. (Photo by Michael Fay):

Namib desert

bacteria

Photosynthetic bacteria in a thermal pool in New Zealand. (Photo by Peter Essick):

bacteria

Sunflower

Drops of dew on the sunflower. (Photo Jozsef Szentpeteri):

Sunflower

lichens

Lichens growing on granite, New York. They are a kind of complex group of organisms, which body consists of two components — the fungus and algae. (Photo by Stephen Sharnoff):

lichens

Banksia flower

Banksia flower spikes characteristic that is common across Australia. (Photo by Jonathan Blair):

Banksia flower

water reflection

Reflections of water on a rock in Utah national park. (Photo by Frans Lanting):

water reflection

Sink giant clam

(Photo by Tim Laman):

Sink giant clam

Cactus

Cactus in the city of Manzanillo, Mexico. (Photo by Raul Touzon):

Cactus

Centipede

One of the mechanisms of protection against predators centipedes — folding in the ring. So it protects your feet — from 100 to 300. (Photo by George Grall):

Centipede

Scales of Atlantic salmon

(Photo by Paul Nicklen):

Scales of Atlantic salmon

Diatomite (algae)

An increase of 400 times. (Photo Darlyne A. Murawski):

Diatomite (algae)

North gorgonotsefal

Close-up view of the disc diameter of 10 cm, common in the northern Atlantic Ocean and in the Arctic up to the East Siberian Sea. Adults gorgonotsefalov eat small animals that they capture rays widely separated or collected together with the ground (Photo Brian J. Skerry).:

North gorgonotsefal

Sunlight in the cenote

Sunlight reflected in the cenotes, Mexico. The word has its roots in the Spanish language and the language of Yucatec Maya, «dzonot» — «tsonot» translates to something deeper. Cenote called special education, consisting of karst and are lakes, wells or sometimes the whole cave complex with rivers flowing under the earth, and sometimes access seawater. (Photo by Stephen Alvarez):

Sunlight in the cenote

tortoiseshell

Cherepahi- one of the four groups of reptiles, existing for over 220 million years. The largest of modern turtles are leathery turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), a carapace length of 2 m and a weight of 900 kg. (Photo Darlyne A. Murawski):

tortoiseshell

clouds

In the warmer months after the lightning storm in the sky sometimes you can watch the clouds bizarre, reminiscent of the udder. In meteorology «vymyaobraznye» clouds are called Mammatus. (Photo by Carsten Peter):

clouds