The coloring of different species of Grasshopper are often dependent on environment. Many species are adapted to green fields and forests, and blend in well there to avoid predators. Others have adapted to drier, sandy environments and blend in well with the colors of dry dirt and sand. Grasshoppers are everywhere, but we miss most of them due to their ability to blend in to their environment. If this guy hadn’t moved, I may have overlooked him. I took this on the shore of Lake Telemark in Rockaway, NJ. I used a Nikon Coolpix L110 digital camera.