Flying Frogs and Lizards

This is a pretty cool video of amphibians and a few reptiles and the gradual process of adaptation to their environment as it relates to flying/gliding, both as protection from predators and possibly as a way to catch their own prey. It's evolution on the making, with some really cool visuals.

(If you can't handle watching snakes, DO NOT play this video.)

I'm not crazy about the description of increasing 'perfection,' since it mistakenly implies the idea of foresight and teleology in the evolutionary process, but I guess it does play a bit of a poetic role...
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