Captured - the capture of a locust by a Chameleon's sticky long tongue
Captured - the capture of a locust by a Chameleon's sticky long tongue. (Scott Linstead/solent news.co.uk)


Winged flight - a ladybird floats above a flower
Winged flight - a ladybird floats above a flower. (Scott Linstead/solent news.co.uk)


Walking on water - the Jesus lizard, so called because of its ability to walk on water
Walking on water - the 'Jesus' lizard, so called because of its ability to 'walk' on water. (Scott Linstead/solent news.co.uk)

Leap frog - The Flying Frog
Leap frog - The Flying Frog. (Scott Linstead/solent news.co.uk)

An Archer fish spitting water up at an insect and leaps up out of the water to grab it
An Archer fish spitting water up at an insect and leaps up out of the water to grab it. (Scott Linstead/solent news.co.uk)

A bee makes for its target bloom
A bee makes for its target bloom. (Scott Linstead/solent news.co.uk)

Dinner on board - an Osprey grabbing its prey
Dinner on board - an Osprey grabbing its prey. (Scott Linstead/solent news.co.uk)
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Ecoclimax is defined by Odum (1969) as the culmination state after a succession in a stabilized ecosystem in which maximum biomass (or high information content) and symbiotic function among organisms is kept per unit of available energy flow.