Great timing, patience and skills —
Who am I to judge?
* How can we tell apart real wildlife and nature photography from fake ones? Photographer Hee Jenn Wei has translated a Weibo article on wildlife photographs that look too unrealistic to be true — including the suspected use of strings to create dramatic poses.
Sacred crown of thorns
Rewards those who get past its
Armour and odour.
Durian (Durio sp.)
Also known as the “King of Fruits” because of its formidable sharp thorns. It is common in many parts of Southeast Asia and comes in many cultivars, some of which are highly valued and priced. And, depending on who you ask, the smell and taste of durians can range from irresistibly fragrant to horrifyingly fetid. (I belong to the former.)