Dr. Frank Sulloway attemps to collect a specimen from a nest of invasive wasps during an expedition to Vulcan Alcedo on Isabella
9784700023 © Eric Rorer / Aurora Photos
Image ID
9784700023
Copyright
Eric Rorer / Aurora Photos
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Rights Managed
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50.3 MB - 3437 x 5120 px (11.46 x 17.07 inch @ 300dpi)
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Model Released
Location
Isabella Island, Galapagos, Ecuador
Date Shot
02/16/2008
Caption
Isabella Island, Galapagos, Ecuador - February 2007: Dr. Frank Sulloway attemps to collect a specimen from a nest of invasive wasps during an expedition to Vulcan Alcedo on Isabella Island in the Galapagos. The insects present an excellent opportunity to study evolution. All these wasps likely descended from a tiny stowaway population which came to the islands on cargo or food shipments from the Ecuadorian mainland. Studying the dna of these wasps as they adapt to a knew environment presents a rare opportunity to observe natural selection in action. (releasecode: rorer_0028)
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