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Grasshopper Leaf

Grasshopper Leaf
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Copyright: Mauricio Herran (sismhm) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 17] (208)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC H9
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-23 10:54
Viewed: 6385
Points: 4
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This species is an example of the amazing adaptability of the animals, which over thousands of years of evolution, led to resemble their surroundings, as a means of survival.
I found this specimen on a heliconia leaf, near the creek Mato Giro at an altitude of 295 meters above sea level, near the town of Bonda.

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Good example of an amazing camouflage by mimicking perfectly the natural color of the surroundings and imitating the shape of a green leaf. The Nature is perfect isn't it?
Best Regards,
George Veltchev

A perfect example of camouflage, Mauricio.
This Grasshopper would be difficult to spot amid green foliage. The leaf mimicry is faultless.
Your picture is technically superb and a priceless document on the strange ways of nature.

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