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20 Amazing Examples of Animal Camouflage
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Animals, Science9 years ago

20 Amazing Examples of Animal Camouflage

Survival can become a challenging task in the wild – especially if you’re smaller or slower than your possible predators. This is why many wild animal species have developed different ways of animal camouflage throughout evolution. Ways of animal mimicry differ depending mostly on three factors: the physiology and behavior of the animal, then those of the predator and the environment, in which the wild animal lives and hunts its food. Blending in with the environment is the most common approach. And what better way to illustrate this than through wildlife photography.

Natural selection plays its part here as well: like the way in which an animal camouflages itself is determined genetically, every new generation adapts to its surroundings better. What usually happens is then these cute animals imitates the coloration of its natural habitat, although some species are known to be able to adjust their coloration. The most common example is a chameleon, although some furry animals and birds may lose their feathers and fur completely and replace it with a new one for a new season.

Surprisingly, sometimes the best way to camouflage oneself is to stick with the herd: for example, when a lion walks by a bunch of zebras, it only sees a big striped mass. Some fish that are covered in bright vertical stripes might also be clearly visible when alone, but if a large group of them swims by, a predator will see an unidentified colored blob.

Without further ado, here are 20 amazing animal pictures of camouflage examples. Can you find all the funny animals in these cool pictures below?

1. Owl

Image credits: eoiarucasadvancedone.blogspot

2. Uroplatus Geckos

Image credits: imgur | Jialiang Gao

3. Willow Ptarmigan

Image credits: Art Wolfe

4. Toads

Image credits: photography.nationalgeographic.com

5. Common Baron Caterpillar

Image credits: wohinauswandern

6. Seahorse

Image credits: imgur

7. Spider

Image credits: Piet Grobler

8. Adelpha Serpa Selerio Caterpillar

Image credits: Arthur Anker

9. Stick Insect

Image credits: phasmatodea.cz

10. Frog

Image credits: earthwatch2.org

11. Owl

Image credits: Art Wolfe

12. Tropidoderus Childrenii

Image credits: petrichor

13. Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Image credits: dailymail

14. Stone Flounder

Image credits: domhyde.wordpress.com

15. Great Potoo

Image credits: dailymail

16. Snow Leopard

Image credits: raghu chundawat

17. Katydid

Image credits: dailymail

18. Owl

Image credits: P A B S

19. Giraffe

Image credits: Art Wolfe

20. Hedgehog

Image credits: good-wallpapers.com

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DanGJE18
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7 years ago

Most of these look like Cryptic Coloration

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5 years ago

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DanGJE18
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7 years ago

Most of these look like Cryptic Coloration

Davine Barnes (Grade 04)
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5 years ago

what are those

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1 year ago

something you cant afford

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Darrick Williams (Grade 04)
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5 years ago

what are those

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