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August 25, 2009

Camouflaged Toads

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals Three leaf-litter toads collected within yards of each other almost disappear on a forest floor in Panama. Staying alive in the tropics, where nearly everything is food for something else, often calls for such trickery to fool a predator's eye. See more photographs from the August 2009 feature story "The Art of Deception."
Photograph by Christian Ziegler

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