Enema treatment, 18th century
Enema treatment. 18th-century artwork titled 'Le Curieux' (The Curious), showing an enema treatment about to be applied by a maid to a woman (lower right), while a man looks on through a window in the door at left. This artwork, by the French artist Pierre-Antoine Baudouin (1723-1769), is part of a larger genre of titillating and risque boudoir scenes that became popular in 18th-century France. This copy of the artwork is held at the Bibliotheque nationale de France (BnF).
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Burrowing owl on a post
Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) on a post, with its head turned vertically. It often perches on a post, using it as a vantage point from which to swoop on prey. It feeds mainly on large insects and small mammals, but also eats fruits. This small owl inhabits prairies and scrubland from western and southern North America to northern South America. As its name implies, it nests in a burrow, either digging its own or taking over the burrow of a burrowing animal such as a prairie dog. It is known to line its burrow with mammal dung to attract insects. It stands around 25 centimetres tall. Photographed in Florida, USA.
© Manuel Presti/Science Photo Library
Asia, Shaanxi, Foping National Nature Reserve, golden snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana)
Asia, Shaanxi, Foping National Nature Reserve, golden snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana), endangered. Infant, between 3 months and 1 year old tries out his climbing skills on a tree root.
© Copyright Ellen B. Goff / Danita Delimont
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