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What in the World? Monday, November 06, 2006

When I was a kid, I had a subscription to National Geographic's World magazine, which always included a feature called "What in the World?" where the reader tried to figure out what was depicted in a close-up photograph of something. Today we are playing the same game.

Can you figure out what is pictured above? Note that the photo is not digitally manipulated or coloured. I'm led to believe that the subject naturally appears this way. Feel free to leave your guesses in the comments or, if you don't want to give hints to the other readers, you can email them to me. I'll publish the answer (with the full photo) next week.