Walking Leaves (family Phyllidae, order Phasmatodea) Leaf insects use camouflage to take on the appearance of a leaf. They do this so accurately that predators often aren’t able to distinguish them from real leaves. In some species the edge of the leaf insect’s body even has the appearance of bite marks. To further confuse predators, when the leaf insect walks, it rocks back and forth, to mimic a real leaf being blown by the wind. Credit: Wikipedia
Blue morpho butterfly egg, Morpho peleides, the red band signals a chemical reaction that follows fertilization, inside the egg is the germ of a blue morpho, one of the world’s largest butterflies, with a wingspan of five to eight inches, photo: Martin Oeggerli
Crazy living rock is one of the weirdest creatures we’ve ever seen
<3 The fact that this sea creature looks exactly like a rock with guts is not even the weirdest thing about it. It’s also completely immobile like a rock — it eats by sucking in water and filtering out microorganisms — and its clear blood mysteriously secretes a rare mineral called vanadium. Also, it’s born male, becomes hermaphroditic at puberty, and reproduces by tossing clouds of sperm and eggs into the surrounding water and hoping they knock together. Nature, you are CRAZY.