Camouflage

If you’re going to hang around amongst rocks partially covered in purple algae (and who I am to say that you can’t?) and you don’t want to get eaten by something else hanging around amongst rocks partially┬ácovered in purple algae, you’d best make yourself look like a rock partially┬ácovered in purple algae, right?

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This little guy was so confident in his camouflage that he sat perfectly still under our scrutiny until we actually poked him (gently, obviously). Only then did he break cover and dart amongst some other rocks partially covered in purple algae, where he lived to hide another day.

Spotted in Cape Agulhas during the weekend’s low tide.