Saturday, June 2, 2007

Nature's Shapeshifters

Shapeshifters are often present in Science Fiction and Fantasy literature as beings who can alter their appearance at will to look like something--or someone--else. But do shapeshifters exist in nature? Look at the YouTube videos below and decide for yourself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjycOCyUZ1c
Beyond camoflage. A short 54 second video with no sound, but amazing images of one of nature's shapeshifters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCgtYWUybIE
A 40+ second video with no sound. Watch carefully! Whoa!? Miss it the first time? Never fear. A slow motion/reverse follows. You still may not believe your eyes!

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Laurie! I do know shapeshifters have been in mythology all through the ages.

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