Vietnamese mossy frog (Theloderma corticale)
Camouflage keeps many animals safe from predators, but this little frog has evolved a camouflage mechanism (its skin) that allows it to almost fully conceal itself from potential predators and blend in with the surrounding mossy environment. Some say the camouflage of Vietnamese mossy frogs is the most elaborate in the animal kingdom
When frightened, it curls up into a ball and plays dead.
These frogs have sticky discs at the end of each toe, making them skillful tree climbers.
By Peter Schoen
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There are more notes on this post than there are snow leopards left in the wild.
Think about that for a moment.
This post have over 13,700 notes when I got to it. There are less than 8,000 snow leopards left in the wild. Let’s say about 10,000 individuals liked, reblogged, or both liked and reblogged this post. If each of them gave a dollar toward snow leopard conservation, that’d be $10,000.
I know not everyone can afford to give, and hell, not everyone *wants* to. But if you like this photo of this snow leopard, and you have a few dollars to spare, would you consider tossing them to a group like the Snow Leopard Trust, the Snow Leopard Conservancy or Panthera? If so, please consider doing a donation instead of buying something from the gift shop, since the organizations still have to pay for the items initially.
And even if you can’t give anything, can you pass these organizations on to others who might be able to donate?
Every creature, every tree and beetle, every lake and mountain, every atom and galaxy, is its own pattern of being, integrated within the community of its evolving environment. Furthermore, every being is composed of or interconnected with numerous other individual beings, each of these also existent within its own web of communities, while at the same time firmly held within the fabric of nature’s universal soul.
- Emma Restall Orr, The Wakeful World: Animism, Mind and the Self in Nature (via cosmic-rebirth)
Always. Without judgement too.