Photos Dec.29.2018 Beautiful sunset on the costal of San Diego, CA, USA. Picture by Paris Veltsos. Dec.29.2018 This sea lion is posing for a picture, on the La Jolla costal of San Diego, CA, USA. Picture by Paris Veltsos. Dec.25.2018 We were lucky to spot this giant gray whale on Pacific Ocean, away from San Diego, CA, USA. Picture by Paris Veltsos. Dec.25.2018 Freely flying above the Pacific Ocean, away from San Diego, CA, USA. Picture by Paris Veltsos. Dec.29.2018 Gorgeous sunset view on the far La Jolla costal of San Diego, CA, USA. 03.Nov.2018: Fall color of Brown County State Park, Indiana. Photo credit: Paris Veltsos 03.Nov.2018: Fall color and blue sky reflection at Brown County State Park, Indiana. 07 Oct. 2018: A happy encounter of a frog while walking in a forest in Springfield, MA. A very happy and surprising encounter of a hedgehog next to a garbage bin, one the street in Orsay, France. Photo taken on 16.09.2018. Gorgeous view of the Greek island Skopelos! Photo taken on 26.08.2018. 07. Aug 2018: while I am visiting Prof. Tatiana Giraud lab for various collaborations, on Day 3 I had a very happy encounter of a foraging coypu on the way back home from the lab (Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France). Fabulous evening sky at Amherst, MA, in late July 2018. The sky is on fire! I found this cute toad in front of the house garage in Amherst, MA in early July 2018. I am not very sure about the species (if somebody spotted this photo and know the exact species, I’d be very happy to hear it), but it seems to be the fowler’s toad Anaxyrus fowleri. Beautiful Amherst after a rapid rain in late June, 2018 Nice farm view from my running track (Norwottuck Rail Trail) in Amherst after a rain in late June, 2018 Fieldwork to collect Microbotryum Silene virginica in Green’s bluff, 40min driving from Bloomington, Indiana, 05.2018. Photo taken by Amrita Bhattacharya. Silene virginica which is infected by Microbotryum fungi (the black powder on the anther), population found in Greens’ bluff, Indiana, in 05.2018.