London: New Holland Publishers, 2017. Octavo, dustwrapper, colour photographs.
A wide-ranging and comprehensive book on the subject. Some of the images have to be seen to be believed in terms of the subjects remarkable imitations of their natural backgrounds, including shape, colour and pattern, which often aid them in their roles as hunting predator or prey attempting to avoid capture. Subjects include colour changing chameleons and fish, birds which look like tree branches, eggs which blend with their background, butterflies which perfectly imitate leaves, crab spiders which mimic the bright petals of their chosen bloom and Snow leopards which merge seamlessly with the scree slopes on which they stalk their prey. Decades of work by the award-winning photographers, Joe and Mary Ann McDonald, are distilled down into this remarkable and eye-catching book.
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