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Miniscule, highly detailed illustrations by Cape Town based artist Lorraine Loots.

Rendered with fine tipped pencil, teensy paintbrush and magnifying glass, her series, 365 Postcards for Ants is the continuation of an illustration-a-day project, started in 2013.


The smallest known chameleon species – Brookesia micra – recently discovered on a tiny island off Madagascar by a team of researchers led by Frank Glaw.

Glaw, who has been going to Madagascar to research its ever-expanding list of amphibians and reptiles for a quarter century, said that B. micra may represent the limit of miniaturization possible for a vertebrate with complex eyes, but said it’s impossible to know for sure since each time scientists have proclaimed the discovery of the tiniest one yet, another, tinier species appears.

“Maybe there’s a potential for a smaller species,” Glaw said.

Ah now, come on, Frank…