The Tok-tokkie Beetle (Tenebrionid family) of Namibia's Skeleton Coast has developed an amazing strategy for survival. It lives in the heart of the dunes, far from the nearest fresh water source. In order to have a drink, the beetle will position himself on the crest of a dune with his back-end held high in the air, waiting for the moisture-laden fog to roll in from the ocean. As the fog condenses on his body, small droplets of fresh water roll downward and straight into his mouth… providing him with more than enough liquid for the day. A simple and effective solution that showcases the amazing adaptability of life on this planet.
Skeleton Coast, Namibia.
Nikon D3s. Nikon 24-70 mm.
ISO 800 f16 @ 1/180 sec.
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