August 25, 2009

Camouflaged Toads

Photograph by Christian Ziegler

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

Three leaf-litter toads collected within yards of each other almost disappear on a forest floor in Panama. Staying alive in the tropics, where nearly everything is food for something else, often calls for such trickery to fool a predator's eye.

See more photographs from the August 2009 feature story "The Art of Deception."


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