Trail cameras can tell us a lot about animal behavior and habits. They sometimes capture charming and utterly hilarious sights, and recently, there was quite a remarkable one. A trail camera in Papua New Guinea filmed an extremely rare and critically endangered black-naped pheasant-pigeon. The bird isn’t only super-rare, but this is the first time it has been spotted since its discovery – which was in 1882!
Chirodectes maculatus is a jellyfish species that’s seen super-rarely. And I really mean super-rarely: it has only been documented twice so far. So, when this incredible creature was captured on camera, it was quite exciting. A diver managed to film it off the coast of Papua New Guinea, and the video is as spectacular as the jellyfish itself.
After that creepily gorgeous ginormous jellyfish, researchers of MBARI (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) have caught on camera another incredible underwater creature. A barreleye fish is a fish with an entirely translucent head. And even more than that jellyfish, it scares me and amazes me at the same time.
Since only around 20% of the ocean has been discovered, there are still so many creatures we need to learn about. Some of them are beautiful, some are terrifying, and some are, strangely, both! The giant phantom jelly is in this last group, and I can’t get enough of looking at it. The rare jellyfish was recently caught on camera, and MBARI (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) has shared a video of this strange creature with the world.
If you thought the $17,000 White Edition Leica M10-P was expensive, you’ve seen nothing yet. A rare Leica M9-P prototype has shown up on eBay for the staggering sum of $50,000. But, for that price, you do get a lens. Interestingly, it’s the same Summulix-M 50mm f/1.4 that comes with the aforementioned White Edition M10-P, only this one has orange accents, instead of white.
eBay is no longer the site it once was when it first started. Initially, you could find all kinds of great used treasures there. These days, it’s mostly a storefront for retailers selling new products. Occasionally, though, a rare treasure does still pop up. Sometimes, you can even get a steal of a bargain.
This one, though, while rare, isn’t so much of a bargain. Photographer Bert Stern shot with Marilyn Monroe for years and this eBay listing purports to be a contact sheet from their Last Sitting. The only original contact sheet from that session. And it can be yours for a mere $195,000.
We’ve seen some pretty amazing eBay camera gear listings (this is my personal favorite). At the moment, an eBay seller is offering the last Leica M3 camera ever produced. The seller claims that it’s never been used and that it’s in the condition “as it left the factory more than 60 years ago.” And this rare piece of gear will set you back mere $595,000.
Brand new unopened cameras are not uncommon on eBay, and usually aren’t that big a deal, unless that camera is something like a military issue Leica Leitz KE-7A. With a price tag of $45,300, it’s certainly aimed at a very special type of collector.
According to the eBay listing description, the Leica KE-7A was produced in both military and civilian models, but the military issues can be distinguished by having FSN (Federal Stock Number), Cont. (contract designation), and U.S. (United States) markings.