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SF: Leaf Snake
Leaf Snake or maybe a Leaf Dragon depending on where your mind goes with it (lol). Shingle leaves climbing a tree to find sunlight.
Premontane cloud forest at ca. 1029 m (3,376 ft) elevation.
Altos del Maria, Panam Province, Panam.
Date taken
December 2017
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Very nice to come upon and beautifully illustrated Stanley!
Opus Editor
Wellspotted and captured, Stanley ... wonderful info and narrative ... superb work ... tfs ...
a cracking photo, Stanley, looks indeed like some kind of scary monster!!! top job, many tfs!!!
There for a long time this mossy vertebrate snake skeleton. LOL.
Excellent SF idea and capture.
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Oh that did make me laugh Stanley!!!! What a great spot and photograph that.

Many thanks my friend - a super SF image.
Oh my goodness! For a minute there I thought this really was a snake evolved to look like leaves. There are certainly insects that mimic leaves this well, but I'd never heard of reptiles mimicking botanicals. Botanicals mimicking snakes ... well, that's another matter, and far less disturbing ;)

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Wild Flowers, Trees, Shrubs, Fungi
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