Survival can become a challenging task in the wild – especially if you’re smaller or slower than your possible predators. This is why many animal species have developed different ways to camouflage themselves throughout the course of evolution. Here are 20 amazing examples of animal camouflage. Can you find all the animals?
Riding a five-ton elephant, whom she called ‘my brother’, chilling with a cheetah or hugging a giant bullfrog as if it were a Teddy bear. The childhood of a French girl Tippi Degre sounds more like a newer version of Mowgli, rather than something real. A white child, she was born in Namibia to French wildlife photographer parents, and grew up in Africa. Tippi spent her whole childhood playing with wild animals including lion cubs, a mongoose, a snake, a cheetah, baby zebra, giraffes and crocodiles.
They say the Internet survives because of cats and p*rn, so if the two were brought together into one picture, that would mean an explosion right there. Oh wait, they already have been! Hot on the left and adorable on the right – that’s the secret of “Des Hommes Et Des Chatons” tumblr page. The combination of the two makes a surprisingly funny overall result, where kittens sometimes seem to be mocking the hot studs in the diptychs. All in all, this is probably just the best reflection of what every girl wants – a little bit of sugar and a little spice in one place.
Redditor gyyp answers some questions you’ve probably never even had, like, “What do you get if you combine a duck and a horse?”, and gives you… a Dorse! Snake and horse? Snorse! Elephant and duck? Elephuck! “I like creating stupid animal species,” says gyyp, who has already bred more than 20 new animal species in Photoshop. Would you like to see one of these in reality?
The work of Singapore-based artist Keng Lye could easily pass for some nice photos of sea life – except that they’re not photos, but three dimensional photorealistic paintings! Keng achieves the 3d effect similarly to 3d printer – he pours a layer of resin into a bowl and paints it with acrylics, layer by layer revealing more and more of each creature. His painting technique is almost the same as Riusuke Fukahori’s, but Keng found a new twist to it – he made his creations protrude from the surface.
Scottish photographer George Logan and retoucher Tony Swinney let’s you imagine what it would be like if your cat wasn’t just a purring ball of fur. As a part of “Big Cat, Small Cat” ad campaign for Whiskas, they created a series of funny images showing tiny domestic cats chasing after antelopes, zebras, elephants and doing other “big cat” stuff.
Economist by profession and photographer by calling, Andy Prokh takes charming black-and-white photos of his 4-year-old daughter and their cat. He’s been capturing the beautiful friendship ever since his offspring Katherine was born. At that time the pet was already two years old, so Katherine has spent her entire life with LiLu Blue Royal Lada. The British Shorthair seems to enjoy playing with the girl as much as she does.
Barcelona-based photographer Yago Partal created a hilarious photo series called ‘Zoo Portraits’ showing various animals dressed like humans. At a first glance, the pictures look simply funny and amusing, but when you look closer the pairings start to make much more sense.
Every model would tell you that working a camera is no easy task – but this poser makes it look effortless. Meet Menswear Dog, a super cute 3-year-old Shiba Inu dog from New York. Fashion designer Dave Fung and graphic designer Yena Kim chose him as a model for their Tumblr fashion blog Menswear Dog, where Bodhi wears and showcases a variety of stylish outfits. From street style to hipster to smart casual – the photogenic dog seems to always find an appropriate expression and angle to make the photos look great.
If playing fetch with your dog has become a weary chore for both parties, the Rogz Grinz ball will make it fun again! Designer Porky Heffer from a South Africa-based company Rogz created a fetch ball that has a crazy wide smile drawn on it, which makes your dog look as if he’s grinning every time he fetches the ball. It can also be stuffed with your pet’s favorite treats, to make sure that no dog could ignore the ball.
Turns out a cat doesn’t necessarily have to be grumpy to become and Internet sensation: meet Sam, the ever-surprised kitten, whose eyebrows made him an Internet hit overnight! Black markings over his eyes make the cat look as if he has eyebrows going through the roof. Sam’s pictures went viral instantly, and he now has over 10.000 followers on Instagram.
Eight years ago 88-year-old Misao met a wonderful companion – an odd-eyed kitten that found his way to the shed. Grandmother and her odd-eyed feline friend have been doing everything together ever since. The woman still goes out into the fields every day, and Fukumaru follows her every step. These pictures portray their peaceful daily life where they eat, rest, water the plants and do their chores together.