Wildlife in the Garden
Camouflage by Asa Fredh

Image details - Camouflage

Photographer: Asa Fredh (see profile)
Competition: Competition 17
Category: Wildlife in the Garden
Location: Hovmantorp, Kronoberg County, Sweden


This photo of a crab spider was taken whilst it hid, upside down, on a flower head of Convallaria majalis (lily-of-the-valley), in my garden, last summer. To camouflage themselves, crab spiders are able to change their colour (within a limited range) to match their chosen flower. I captured this shot while lying prone – I love looking for a photo subject with the right background and light.


3rd place - Wildlife in the Garden