December 20, 2016
The animal kingdom displays such magnificent diversity and offers so detailed a view of evolutionary beauty that biologists are bound to have disagreements about the wildlife pecking order. It comes with the specialized territory.
For what may be the first time on Earth, at least with a hashtag, we are now seeing a Twitter war unfold over which animal has the coolest spots.
This is a toughy. Spots are a common trait among creatures of the land, the sea and the sky; of scale, feather and fur.
There is no obvious way to decide a winner here. This is merely the perfect excuse and opportunity to look at a bunch of high-quality animal photographs.