illy Cartier, model with Native American Descent.
The Tunnel of Love
A few kilometers outside the city of Klevan in the Ukraine sits what was once an unassuming railway. This rail line runs for just a couple of kilometers and was cut through this forest to allow trains to carry goods to and from a nearby factory.
The trains still use these tracks three times a day. But with time, something lovely happened; the trees that still stood took up the space vacated by their departed brethren, creating a natural arch of leaves and wood that surrounds the railway.
The tunnel has become popular with tourists and superstitions have spread regarding its ability to grant wishes for couples that cross it while holding hands…leading to its nickname as the tunnel of love.
Who doesn’t love a good trilobite? But what’s even better? Edible trilobites!
I’m still working on the taxonomy, but judging by their flattened bodies I’d hazard a guess that these beauties are epifaunal (they live at the surface of the seabed) scavengers or mud-eaters.
These trilobites would be wary of attack from above, using their upward-facing eyes to spot potential predators. I would be too, if I looked this tasty.
Image credit (non-commercial): Morgen Bell