To people, dandelions are pesky weeds—but to an American pika, they’re a tasty treat.
Photograph by Donald M. Jones, Minden Pictures
Sally Lightfoot crabs, found along the rocky coasts of North and South America, eat fish, sponges, mollusks, and other sea creatures. And when a wave comes? The crabs hold on tight to the rocks—and their food!
Photograph by Tui de Roi, Minden Pictures
Orangutans spend their days traveling to find fruit, which makes up over half of their diet. This ape is going bananas!
Photograph by Manoj Shah, Getty Images
Living in the Galápagos Islands, large marine iguanas feed on algae at high tide, swimming under the waves to grab a meal. Smaller iguanas nibble on the plants during low tide.
Photograph by Tui De Roy, Minden Pictures
Found in Madagascar, the panther chameleon’s tongue—which can be as long as its body—uses suction to grasp prey.
Photograph by CathyKeifer, Getty Images
The leatherback sea turtle eats slippery sea creatures, so it’s throat is lined with spines to keep prey from escaping back out.
Photograph by Brian Skerry, National Geographic Creative
This long-tailed macaque of southeast Asia may look happy that it’s found some fruit, but the monkey’s bared teeth and defensive position actually say, Back off, this snack is mine!
Photograph by Tobias Bernhard Raff, Biosphoto, Minden Pictures
The anhinga, a bird found in North and South America, likes to play with its food. The bird will toss a fish into the air until it can swallow the meal headfirst.
Photograph by Suzi Eszterhas, Minden Pictures
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