NEW ZEALAND's FAR NORTH .....
PHOTOGRAPHY by donhammondimage.

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    The Freshwater medium appears deceptively barren at first
  glance, the still water however, harbour some rather special
  inhabitants. Perhaps the most remarkable of these is the tiny
  Back-Swimmer Beatle. Growing to 20mm in length it is well
  designed for the water environment in which it dwells.
   A torpedo shaped body and a set of oar-like rear legs lend
  themselves to quick propulsion through the water. Beneath the
  abdomen two grooves covered with fine hair imprison bubbles
  of air enabling the Back-Swimmer to venture beneath the
  surface on hunting expeditions. A proficient diver long before
  the advent of SCUBA ........
 

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