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?
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There’s one thing you keep thinking while going through Art Wolfe’s animal camouflage photographs: how on earth did he spot them himself? The amazing “Vanishing Act” project gives you the feeling that there’s no human presence in the photos whatsoever, as the Washington-based artist captures real-life animal camouflage skills. Now, let’s see how many camouflaged animals can you spot?
Gorgeous as it is, nature is the place where everyone has to fight for itself to survive. This is why most of them have developed some amazing camouflage techniques to be able to hide while resting or nesting. This time we put together a very deceptive selection of owl camouflage. These birds are real forest ninjas. If you think you see nothing but a tree or a rock in the picture, take a closer look and you’re in for a surprise!
They may look like pines and cactus on steroids, but they’re actually cell phone towers disguised as trees. The ever-increasing cell phone usage requires a huge number of towers, however nobody wants to see them in their stark, skeletal nakedness. Moreover, many residents think that living, working, or going to school near a cell phone tower might increase the risk of cancer or other health problems. That’s why telecommunications companies came up with a clever idea of using camouflaged towers that look like trees, flag poles, water tanks or church towers.
We have already shown you some amazing Camouflage Art by Liu Bolin, and now we want to introduce you to another real-life Invisible Man – the Dutch artist Desiree Palmen. The difference between these two camouflage masters is that Bolin uses his own body as a canvas, whereas Palmen makes other people dissolve or disappear into their surroundings.
You probably have already seen some pictures of Liu Bolin before (or didn’t even realize he was there) and now he’s back with some more cool camouflage art! As we wrote before, Liu Bolin became popular for his mastery at the art of camouflaging himself against virtually any background. The results are incredible – sometimes passers-by don’t even realize he is around until he moves.
One single photo takes up to 10 hours to prepare – Liu uses himself as a blank canvas, and with a little help from an assistant, he paints his body to merge as seamlessly as possible with what is behind him. The results are incredible – sometimes passers-by don’t even realize he is around until he moves.
Meet Liu Bolin, the real-life Invisible Man from China, an artist with the ability to disappear in any surroundings. Born in 1973 in Shandong and a graduate of Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts, Liu Bolin became popular for his mastery at the art of camouflaging himself against virtually any background…
Camouflage is not just about chameleons changing their colors in an instant but it’s also about polar bears being white and not brown like the grizzlies. In fact, a zebra with its striped covering is a camouflage animal. However, there are exceptions: animals which are dangerous to eat (e.g. wasps) advertise with warning colouration.