Mysteries of Nature

Nature is the master of mystery and camouflage. Take a close look at this picture . . . Can you guess what it’s showing?  (Hint: it’s not a rock.)

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Or how about this one? (Hint: it’s not green bark.)

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Feeling stumped?

Keep scrolling down for the answers!

 

Here are two different views of Photo #1. Can you see the animals now?

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Check out the fish heads popping above the water.  It’s a busy day at the fish ladder!  This is what salmon & steelhead look like going up the ladder at the locks in Seattle, if you watch from above. The photo below shows what they look like underwater:

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Photo #2 shows water, too.  Here’s another look:

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If you zoom in, you can see it’s actually plants and algae coating the sluggish pond water:

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Or you could zoom out to see the water under dappled light:

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Yes, nature is the master of disguise!  So what does this have to do with Tip of a Bone, you ask?  Well, you never know . . . a mystery may appear when you’re least expecting it.