Friday, February 18, 2011

Camouflaged Creatures

Chameleon creatures: Amazing photos of a well-hidden Orchid Mantis and other camouflaged pretenders

Near invisible: A Malaysian Orchid Mantis blends into the plant while it waits to ambush its insect prey

Camouflaged: A leaf-tailed gecko on a mossy tree trunk in a rainforest in Masoala Peninsula National Park, north-east

Hidden: A peppered moth sits camouflaged on birch tree bark in Mr Hyde's garden in Derbyshire

Blending into the background: A Violin Mantis finds some excellent camouflage among dead leaves

Unseen: A Platypelis grandis frog hides against moss in Masoala Peninsula National Park

Closer to home and this sea scorpion is camouflaged in a rockpool on the Isle of Skye