Mangroves are one of the very few plants with leaves exposed to the air that grow happily in seawater.
Competition for space is intense in the forests. This tree has solved the problem by growing atop a large boulder.
There are more than 200 species of butterfly in Hong Kong. This is Papilio palinurus.
This leaf-mimicking butterfly hasn't chosen a good place to settle.
However, this leaf-mimicking butterfly really does know how to hide.
The Hong Kong countryside is a noisy place. This cicada is one of the many reasons.
Back in the leaf litter, land crabs are also no slouches when it comes to camouflage...
...while in a nearby stream, two toads mate oblivious to the prying eye of the camera.
It was obviously too cold for this skink to run away.
Strangely, this large flower, the only one on the tree and very close to the ground, faced directly downwards and was very hard to spot.
Nothing is wasted in the forest. Here a bracket fungus is in the process of polishing off the last of a fallen tree trunk.
Meanwhile, back in the mangroves, it's low tide.