The art of camouflage in the animal kingdom
Eat or be eaten. Fundamentally, that's what life boils down to, and animals have evolved countless ways to either avoid being eaten or to increase their chances of obtaining a meal, sometimes requiring adaptations that do both.
About the photographers
Joe and Mary Ann McDonald are the most prolific and active husband-wife wildlife and nature photography team in the United States today. At least half of each year is spent in the field, leading photo tours and safaris to Africa, South America, India, and other exotic locations, as well as various tours and workshops in the US.
At their studio in central Pennysylvania they have hosted students and photographers from around the world, including Australia, UK, Netherlands, South Africa, Singapore, Canada, and Mexico.
Joe and his wife Mary Ann have won numerous times in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards, and their work has appeared in every major natural history magazine. Both are editors for Nature Photographer magazine.
To view the images as a slideshow, click on the arrows in the top right hand corner of the photos below.