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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!

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    Common Baron Caterpillar

    Common Baron Caterpillar

    Wohin Auswandern Report

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    John L
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    7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    It actually looks like it bends light waves to hide what is behind it. Its the ultimate camouflage, because its impossible to tell what is behind the distortion.

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    #9

    Green Sea Turtle

    Green Sea Turtle

    fargioneorazio Report

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    Tropidoderus Childrenii Or Children's Stick Insect

    Tropidoderus Childrenii Or Children's Stick Insect

    David Midgley Report

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    #11

    Wolf Spider

    Wolf Spider

    Piet Grobler Report

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    John L
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    7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    This one's a little easier to spot, because its shape is a bit larger than the background gravel.

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    Great Gray Owl

    Great Gray Owl

    Art Wolfe Report

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    #21

    Copperhead Snake

    Copperhead Snake

    SssnakeySci Report

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    Katydid Or Bush Cricket

    Katydid Or Bush Cricket

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    Long-Tailed Potoo

    Long-Tailed Potoo

    Morten Ross Report

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    Megan Helton
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    7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    You gotta listen to the sound a great Potoo makes, it sounds like a teen that just went through puberty and is yelling at their mom

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    #38

    Peppered Moth

    Peppered Moth

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    #41

    California Stick Insect

    California Stick Insect

    M. Muschick Report

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    Mossy Leaf-Tailed Gecko

    Mossy Leaf-Tailed Gecko

    Thor Hakonsen Report

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    Camouflaged Looper

    Camouflaged Looper

    whereisthewine Report

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    Cicada

    Cicada

    Aisse Gaertner Report

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    Maria Beilschmidt
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    7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    We have brown desert cicadas. When they take to the air, it's like a tiny football flying at your face!

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    #53

    Stealth Owl

    Stealth Owl

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    Copperhead Snake

    Copperhead Snake

    roadhunter Report

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    Collin Lyle
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    7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    Adelpha Serpa Selerio Caterpillar

    Adelpha Serpa Selerio Caterpillar

    Art Report

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    Misumena Vatia Spider

    Misumena Vatia Spider

    Norbert Bernecker Report

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    Crab Spider

    Crab Spider

    Stoelwinder Report

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    Tee Peterson
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    7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    Great Rockfish

    Great Rockfish

    scubaluna Report