It’s no surprise that Nature has it in for us, I write about Natures’s poison, toxins, and venoms once or twice a week. In a surprise move, I’m not going to talk about poisons today. Instead I thought I’d showcase Nature’s Plan-B: sharp and pointy things.
Note: In all honesty, I really just wanted an excuse (like I need one) to become familiar with my new camera, a Fuji X-E1. All photos were taken with a lens older than me, a manual focus Konica 50mm f1.7. New camera, 40 year old lens . . . that’s just the way I roll.
Sharp and pointy plants are just another defense mechanism to keep predators at bay. But unlike some poisons, you know right away when you’ve been jabbed with something sharp. Or you sit on a cactus. Don’t laugh, I’ve done it.
So sit back, and enjoy a brief, non-exhaustive photo essay of Nature’s sharp pointy things that want to cause you harm.