Christina stares at the as-of-yet unidentified flower. Botany at work.
I know everyone out there has the same question on their minds about this photo: is that tree that looks like a fern really a fern? ;-)
The answer, unbelievably, is yes - this is a tree fern, which is a special kind of fern that has a tree morphology, that is to say, looks like a tree. Biologists like big words. ;-)
The flowers here are amazing... there are even more exotic ones, but my photos aren't as nice, so I'll leave you all imagining what they look like until I get some nice shots in the field.
And finally, a member of the Scincidae, bio-speak for "It's a skink."
Update: a second phone number is available now for emergencies: