Gallery: Green

It’s not easy being green, or so that charming, amphibious, banjo-strummer would have us believe. But however difficult life is for the emerald-hued denizens of this great, blue, planet, there’s no denying that green is the colour of life. There is a reason we seek out fields, forests and gardens when we need rest and regeneration. For many, the colour almost seems to have life-giving qualities. No group of animals has embraced this hue with more enthusiasm than the herpetiles. Whether this is down to camouflage, communication or reasons as yet unknown, one thing is for sure: It gives these creatures an awe inspiring beauty that is seldom matched in the animal kingdom…

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Emma Lawlor on Flickr.

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