Monday, 17 August 2009

Camouflaged on a sand dune

Famous Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, kilometres of brilliant white silica sand contrasting with the bluest of seas and backed by a low dune and forest. The tourists aren't interested in much beyond the sand and the water and who can blame them.

But there is life beyond the beach. I found this praying mantis on the grass on the dune, but only because it moved. I had terrible trouble photographing it because I had my sunglasses on and I can never see the LCD screen when I'm wearing them and I'm as blind as a bat without glasses. So I pointed and shot, with mixed results.

And here he is on a high vantage point checking out the tourists. No, the grey hair is not mine.

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