Pictured: The grasshopper hiding in front of a leaf.
Leaf me alone! Can you spot the well-hidden insect camouflaged among these dead leaves? The 'dead leaf' grasshopper expertly hides in plain sight as his perfectly-evolved camouflage makes him look exactly like the brown foliage surrounding him.
The insect measures around 4cm in length and its wings mimic a leaf - including its veins, stalks and colouring. To improve their camouflage even further, when the grasshoppers sense any kind of danger they lie flat against the leaf - helping them become truly invisible.
Photographer and biologist Chi'ien Lee, of Sarawak, Borneo, photographed four 'dead leaf' grasshoppers when visiting Mulu National Park, in Borneo, Malaysia, as well as Malyasia's Danum Valley Conservation Area and the Permai Rainforest Resort. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.
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