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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!

#2

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

#10

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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#15

Great Gray Owl

Great Gray Owl

Art Wolfe Report

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#21

Copperhead Snake

Copperhead Snake

SssnakeySci Report

#25

Katydid Or Bush Cricket

Katydid Or Bush Cricket

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#27

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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#40

Leaf-Litter Mantid

Leaf-Litter Mantid

CHRISTIAN ZIEGLER Report

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#41

California Stick Insect

California Stick Insect

M. Muschick Report

#42

Mossy Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Mossy Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Thor Hakonsen Report

#44

Camouflaged Looper

Camouflaged Looper

whereisthewine Report

#49

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

P A B S Report

#56

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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#57

Adelpha Serpa Selerio Caterpillar

Adelpha Serpa Selerio Caterpillar

Art Report

#59

Misumena Vatia Spider

Misumena Vatia Spider

Norbert Bernecker Report

#60

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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#65

Great Rockfish

Great Rockfish

scubaluna Report