Think you're good at hide and seek? Then think again, because as you can see from this list compiled by Bored Panda, these wild animals are the absolute champions when it comes to going undetected. You'll never be able to beat these animals' camouflage! It's the simple fact that they have the biological advantage of blending in, also called mimicry, and this allows these smart animals to disappear into their environment to avoid being eaten by predators.

Caterpillars that resemble leaves and geckos the color of bark to spiders that look like sand and stick insects that look like, well, sticks - aren't they truly amazing animals? These camouflage masters will confound and amaze you...but only if you can spot the animal mimicry virtuosos!

#1

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

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troufaki13
Community Member
3 years ago

Are we sure it's not fossilised???? :D

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#2

Common Baron Caterpillar

Common Baron Caterpillar

Wohin Auswandern Report

StarKitten
Community Member
3 years ago

Found it

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#3

Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Thomas Marent Report

Jonathan. S
Community Member
3 years ago

That is one cool looking gecko

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#4

Leaf-Litter Toads

Leaf-Litter Toads

CHRISTIAN ZIEGLER Report

GlassOfWater
Community Member
3 years ago

SO COOL

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#5

Wrap-Around Spider

Wrap-Around Spider

Eine_Bier_Getrunken Report

Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow! That one is amazing!

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#6

Pygmy Seahorse

Pygmy Seahorse

Steve Childs Report

JEFF THE KILLER
Community Member
3 years ago

I would have never noticed lol

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#7

Gray Treefrog

Gray Treefrog

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GlassOfWater
Community Member
3 years ago

This took me ages

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#8

Uroplatus Gecko

Uroplatus Gecko

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Jonathan. S
Community Member
3 years ago

It's face literally looks like it's merged with the bark

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#9

Green Sea Turtle

Green Sea Turtle

fargioneorazio Report

Jonathan. S
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow

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#10

Tropidoderus Childrenii Or Children's Stick Insect

Tropidoderus Childrenii Or Children's Stick Insect

David Midgley Report

420 Roses
Community Member
3 years ago

I wish I could do that when people I don't like come my way

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#11

Wolf Spider

Wolf Spider

Piet Grobler Report

Intensive Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

there could be thousands of it... or 0

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#12

Buff-Tip Moth

Buff-Tip Moth

Сергей Таланов Report

GlassOfWater
Community Member
3 years ago

Has butt as a face.

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#13

Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

Raghu Chundawat Report

Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

Took me a bit to find him.

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#14

Chameleon

Chameleon

oktt Report

GlassOfWater
Community Member
3 years ago

Damn that song's stuck in my head now.

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#15

Great Gray Owl

Great Gray Owl

Art Wolfe Report

Jeremie Guerra
Community Member
3 years ago

Is it just me or his look looks human?

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#16

Mediterranean Octopus

Mediterranean Octopus

Suljo Report

GlassOfWater
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful!

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#17

Arctic Fox

Arctic Fox

Jim Cumming Report

coffee zombie
Community Member
3 years ago

This was the easiest to stop

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#18

Stick Insect

Stick Insect

phasmatodea Report

Emanuelle Rivera
Community Member
3 years ago

here in puerto rico exist is beautiful

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#19

Stone Flounder

Stone Flounder

domhyde Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

Skills!!!!!!

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#20

Willow Ptarmigan

Willow Ptarmigan

Art Wolfe Report

GlassOfWater
Community Member
3 years ago

Aww so pretty

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#21

Copperhead Snake

Copperhead Snake

SssnakeySci Report

Nana Kwaku
Community Member
3 years ago

I give up! there's no snake in this picture! NEXT!!!!

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#22

Mossy Leaf-Tail Gecko

Mossy Leaf-Tail Gecko

Jialiang Gao Report

Jonathan. S
Community Member
3 years ago

Until I scrolled down all I saw was a branch

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#23

Red Bat

Red Bat

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Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

Edward??????????? XD

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#24

Impala

Impala

Art Wolfe Report

Flora Polvado
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow, it almost looks transparent, as if it's nothing but eyes and horns!

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#25

Katydid Or Bush Cricket

Katydid Or Bush Cricket

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PurpleUnicorn
Community Member
3 years ago

I've heard of them, knew they were insects, had no idea what they looked like.

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#26

Owlets

Owlets

Lizard Martini Report

Roll Tide
Community Member
3 years ago

Aww there's like 3 of them

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#27

Long-Tailed Potoo

Long-Tailed Potoo

Morten Ross Report

Zori the degu
Community Member
3 years ago

I love nightjars. They are owls' closest relatives. An old english name (we still call them like that in Bulgaria though) for them is "goatsuckers" because it was once said they kill goats for their blood.

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#28

Shimmery Sea Sapphire

Shimmery Sea Sapphire

New Scientist Report

Jonathan. S
Community Member
3 years ago

This is by far the coolest one

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#29

Longfingered Scorpionfish

Longfingered Scorpionfish

Gavin Parsons Report

Burcu Erbakan
Community Member
3 years ago

incredibly beautiful

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#30

Butterfly

Butterfly

Kay Muras Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful!!!!!

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#31

Horned Lizard

Horned Lizard

Wild Horizon Report

htbq
Community Member
3 years ago

are these the ones that squirt blood out their eyes??

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#32

Glauert's Seadragon

Glauert's Seadragon

Kris Wiktor Report

Annemarie Elshout
Community Member
3 years ago

wow

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#33

Flounder Fish

Flounder Fish

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Felicia
Community Member
3 years ago

Flounder?! Is that really you?!

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#34

Southern Pygmy Leatherjacket

Southern Pygmy Leatherjacket

Matthew Oldfield Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

I love their names~~~ ΧD

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#35

Mappet Leaf Moth

Mappet Leaf Moth

Thomas Marent Report

Roll Tide
Community Member
3 years ago

That's amazing

#36

California Ground Squirrel

California Ground Squirrel

Art Wolfe Report

Roll Tide
Community Member
3 years ago

NINJA

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#37

Leopard

Leopard

Art Wolfe Report

Kikari Grace
Community Member
3 years ago

it is funny how effective those hugely striking coat patterns are. Tigers, too.

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#38

Peppered Moth

Peppered Moth

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Aditi Dhar
Community Member
3 years ago

wow

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#39

Tree Snake

Tree Snake

Amrinder Singh Report

Roll Tide
Community Member
3 years ago

Amazing

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#40

Leaf-Litter Mantid

Leaf-Litter Mantid

CHRISTIAN ZIEGLER Report

Anne Madag
Community Member
3 years ago

what a beautiful eyes!

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#41

California Stick Insect

California Stick Insect

M. Muschick Report

Roll Tide
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like a catarpiller at first

#42

Mossy Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Mossy Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Thor Hakonsen Report

Kati
Community Member
3 years ago

So cute!!!!

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#43

Owl

Owl

Vladimir Popov / Uhaiun Report

Anne Madag
Community Member
3 years ago

guess what. he have a beautiful dream as I see in his eyes!

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#44

Camouflaged Looper

Camouflaged Looper

whereisthewine Report

Anne Madag
Community Member
3 years ago

what is that moving on the background? *just curious*

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#45

Leaf Insect Phyllium Giganteum

Leaf Insect Phyllium Giganteum

National Geographic Magazine Report

Anne Madag
Community Member
3 years ago

nice arm.

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#46

Great Potoo

Great Potoo

SUZI ESZTERHAS Report

Annemarie Elshout
Community Member
3 years ago

is it a bird?

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#47

Horned Adder

Horned Adder

Art Wolfe Report

Kikari Grace
Community Member
3 years ago

Okay, does it count as camouflage if you're buried?

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#48

Ghost Pipefish

Ghost Pipefish

Ekkapan Poddamrong Report

Rama Abedraboh
Community Member
1 year ago

wow!!

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#49

Cicada

Cicada

Aisse Gaertner Report

Flora Polvado
Community Member
3 years ago

O God, the NOISE these things make!

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#50

Lichen Spider

Lichen Spider

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Annemarie Elshout
Community Member
3 years ago

i hate spidersssssssssssss

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#51

Brimstone Butterfly

Brimstone Butterfly

Christian Cadéré Report

Celeste Cardona villeda
Community Member
1 month ago

aww

#52

Peppered Moth

Peppered Moth

Ben Steeman Report

Anne Madag
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful!

#53

Stealth Owl

Stealth Owl

P A B S Report

Kikari Grace
Community Member
3 years ago

Are not all owls stealth owls?

#54

Soft Coral Crab

Soft Coral Crab

Klaus Stiefel Report

Oskaparrot
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful creature. Well hidden.

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#55

Moth

Moth

Veljo Runnel Report

Anne Madag
Community Member
3 years ago

I saw first that stick :'3

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#56

Copperhead Snake

Copperhead Snake

roadhunter Report

Collin Lyle
Community Member
3 years ago

Most likely a cottonmouth snake. It doesn't have the classic Hershey kisses pattern of the copperhead. Easy to confuse the two.

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#57

Adelpha Serpa Selerio Caterpillar

Adelpha Serpa Selerio Caterpillar

Art Report

May Alta
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like an alien

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#58

White-Tailed Ptarmigan

White-Tailed Ptarmigan

Art Wolfe Report

Amber Ice
Community Member
3 years ago

White-tailed XD

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#59

Misumena Vatia Spider

Misumena Vatia Spider

Norbert Bernecker Report

Pollewoppie
Community Member
3 years ago

I still don't like spiders. Even if they have beautiful colors

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#60

Crab Spider

Crab Spider

Stoelwinder Report

Tee Peterson
Community Member
3 years ago

Pretty colors or not spiders creep me out and it's made worse by how well they seem to blend in with their environments! Just a whole lot of NOPE happening here!

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#61

Stone Fish

Stone Fish

Adam Ke Report

Anne Madag
Community Member
3 years ago

that pink?

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#62

Goldenrod Crab Spider

Goldenrod Crab Spider

Henrik Larsson Report

Anne Madag
Community Member
3 years ago

looks like she is a pregnant.

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#63

Toadhead Agama

Toadhead Agama

Wolfgang Kaehler Report

Savyon Curtis
Community Member
3 years ago

Its so small

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#64

Grasshopper

Grasshopper

skz87 Report

Weim Central
Community Member
3 years ago

Katydid

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#65

Great Rockfish

Great Rockfish

scubaluna Report

Tomás Gutierrez Schunig
Community Member
8 months ago

i dont like rock fish because the rocks are hard