Friday, August 7, 2009

Low-Visibility Toad


This toad was so well camouflaged that we almost trod on it when it wandered across our path in the Bishop’s Park in Bishop Auckland. The flash photos (top) have more impact but the natural light image gives a much better impression of the amazing match between the toad’s warty skin and the pebbles on the path – dangerously effective camouflage if there are humans with big feet stomping around...

6 comments:

  1. Great pictures Phil, especially that first one.
    He looks so grumpy :)

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  2. Great set of photos, Phil.
    Like you say, sometimes good camouflage can be a creatures downfall. Especially when there`s humans around.

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  3. Great photos. The camouflage is very good.

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  4. Hi Keith,toads always look a bit down-in-the-mouth don't they?

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  5. Thanks Dean, toads eyes are a wonderful colour, aren't they?

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  6. Hi John, seen from above, without the orange eyes, it was even more cryptic.

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