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The perfect camouflage.... really

Posted by
Sebastien (Geneva, Switzerland) on 23 February 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Do you have good eyes? This is a good test, let's try to look on the leaf...
I've never seen a so perfect camouflage!!! Hard to spot even when you're watching for real. It's probably a kind of Phylliidae.
There are others animals trying to hide in the same area, thanks for the title!!!
Daintree Forest, Australia, 2011

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS 1/60 second F/3.4 ISO 160 5 mm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quelle immense feuille verte, sueprbe cpatage et compo.
Belle journée

23 Feb 2012 6:13am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Wow now that is perfectly hidden, there's no way I would have seen it if you hadn't suggested a closer look

23 Feb 2012 7:48am

Greg from Choisy le roi, France

Effectivement jolie camouflage!!!!

La nature est bien faite quand même

23 Feb 2012 9:12am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

It has pretty huge legs as well.

23 Feb 2012 9:37am

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand


23 Feb 2012 10:15am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Ah yes, I see it! Its green perfectly matches the leaf. Amazing capture.

23 Feb 2012 12:07pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Wow! Is that an insect? Unbelievable. Great find and image.

23 Feb 2012 3:32pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Well seen !

23 Feb 2012 6:06pm

franz from Baden, Austria

this is really incredible ... it blends right in with its surroundings!
three cheers for you for spotting it anyway !!! ;-))

23 Feb 2012 7:42pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful, lush and tropical! His camouflage is almost perfect! Nicely captured Sebastien! ;-)

23 Feb 2012 7:52pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

This is really a perfect camouflage. Wonderful insect, nice capture!!!!

23 Feb 2012 10:25pm

Stefanie from Paris, France

Wow. Tu a réussi de l'avoir sur une photo. J'ai vu un/une, mais le temps de prendre l'appareil ....

24 Feb 2012 3:32pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Perfect camouflage! You can barely see it on the leaf!
Well "seen" Sebastien!

25 Feb 2012 1:32pm

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS
1/60 second
ISO 160
5 mm