The incredible camouflage that some animals display never ceases to amaze me. Barely a week goes by in which I don't see a new grasshopper or praying mantis species I have never seen before, some of them with bizzarre leaf-like appendages, funny growths, and all manner of fascinating adaptations designed to enhance their cryptic nature. Look at how closely this grasshopper resembles a collection of small stones and mud.
A young puff adder feasts on what looks like a type of robin. This snake has cytotoxic venom, which results in necrosis of the flesh. Despite not being the most venomous snake, it is responsible for more bites and fatalities in Africa than any other snake due to its habit of not moving away from approaching footsteps. Instead it blows out air as a warning, hence the name puff adder. Photograph by Amy Attenborough