16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
50 Million Year old Mosquito Embedded in Amber
Amber, formed by ancient deposits of pine sap, frequently has "inclusions" of plants, insects, and even larger animals such as frogs. This specimen, on display at the Amber Museum in Gdansk, Poland, entrapped a mosquito about 50 million years ago.
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