Spiny Leaf Insect

Port Douglas, Australia
(captive in a “Bug Zoo” )
These dead-leaf-like insects are very hard to find, as they hang motionless from branches and closely resemble a dried leaf. They are about 2 inches long and occur in only one small area of Australia.

2018:09:09 14:35:32
Nikon D850
Nikon 70-180mm macro @ 122mm
1/15 sec, f/10
Mode: Av
Metering: Multi-segment
Exp comp: +2/3
ISO: 800
AF mode: AF-C
White balance: AUTO0
Flash: Optional,TTL-3

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Oh wow, Sandy, this is really great. Wonderful detail and color. I can see how an unsuspecting insect can mistake him for a dead leaf. Perfect shot!

Cool looking critter, Sandy. If it had been on dead leaves, it certainly would have vanished.