Peacock flounder, © Michael Buchanan

Peacock flounder, © Michael Buchanan

Peacock flounders


The peacock flounder changes its color and the pattern on its skin to exactly match the sea floor. One of the eyes recognizes the pattern of its surroundings. If this eye is covered by sand, the peacock flounder can’t camouflage itself. (Via)

These photos, both taken by Michael Buchanan, were entries in the first international Dutch Caribbean Nature Photo Competition.

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