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a You’re looking at its underbelly. The head’s on top.
b It’s doing an imitation of a Martian spaceship.
c It hides its head when predators approach.
d It’s a reflection on the water.


d Right!

A phalarope is a small shorebird that feeds in the water. This one was photographed from below, so its belly and lobed feet are mirrored on the underside of the surface.

Why does this Arctic creature have four legs and no head?

What is This?
Photograph by Bates Littlehales

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