What's This?

Every organism has a way to bring new life into the world. Explore some of the inventive ways that help living things reproduce and their offspring survive.

shiny black branchlike structures

Check out this mystery photo.

Can you guess what it is?


claw of a crab


pincers of a beetle


talon of a hawk


claw of an Oviraptor

Nope. Try again!
You got it!

ANSWER: pincers of a beetle

Explore the photo gallery below to discover some unique ways that this beetle and other organisms find mates and reproduce.

Image Credits:

hercules beetle, photo by Didier Descousens (CC BY-SA 4.0 license); bowerbird model, © AMNH/R.Mickens; blue-footed boobies, photo by Hans Stieglitz (CC BY-SA 3.0 license); titan arum, photo by the U.S. Botanic Garden (public domain); coral spawning, © Rob & Valerie Tay/Mary Evans Picture Library/AGE Fotostock; kiwi, photo by Glen Fergus, (CC BY-SA 2.5 license).