Another excellent example of crypsis is the perfectly camouflaged immature dune or maritime grasshopper. By blending in with beach sand of its Atlantic coastal habitat it remains hidden from predators such as birds. Immatures are especially vulnerable because they cannot yet fly. Delaware seashore, USA (probably "Trimerotropis maritima").
A beautiful image; an unfortunate result of human encroachment into the cloud forest. Roads are deathtraps in more ways than one. They heat up faster than their natural surroundings. Reptiles and amphibians are attracted to the heat, then run over by passing vehicles. The butterflies are feeding on the fluids of a dead toad. After this photo was taken they too may have been run over by a vehicle. Squashed butterflies are not an uncommon sight on this gravel road. Cloud Forest, Ecuador (butterflies, family Nymphalidae, genus "Actinote").
"Chelonoidis nigra", Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.