The spotting highlight of the day were the many lizards (particularly skinks) that we encountered over the course of our hike. But as the following photo-essay will hopefully show, we did enjoy catching a number of other interesting sights that afternoon too... :b
A pretty butterfly spotted resting right on the path
we were going along that, if one didn't look closely,
could easily mistaken for an autumnal leaf!
Surely not deliberately confusing but potentially so
just the same?
With so many tree roots on the ground, one did have to
keep one's eye firmly on the ground while making one's way
through Tai Po Kau (or risk tripping over at least one of them!)
A spider web made out of impressively
dense and shiny threads
Is this a Harvestman I see before me?
(I.e., an arachnid that's actually not a spider! :O)
Alternatively, this black creature seems to be a spider alright
-- albeit one that lives in a hole in the earth!
So bright orange was this particular toadstool
that it looked like it'd glow in the dark!
And for those who're wondering, this is the macro-view
of the forest that we got for much of this particular hike :)