Plenty of creatures employ camouflage, but just a few of them have made it an art form. In nature, every advantage increases an animal’s chances of survival by adapting themselves perfectly to their environment. When stopped, they are perfectly hidden, well enough to miss them! Each animal adopts a tailor-made camouflage pattern for the particular micro-habitat that it settles in.

Many animal’s bold coloration is actually a very effective camouflage in their native habitats. Below are some of the best animal photography, that will show us how animals blend in with their environment so that others might overlook them. We’ll look at a few sophisticated hiders who can change their camouflage in accordance with a change in their surroundings.

Lizard Camouflage

animal photography- Lizard Camouflage

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Camouflaged lacewing

animal photography- Camouflaged lacewing

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Larva de Pieris rapae

animal photography- Camouflaged lacewing

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Denise’s Pygmy Seahorse

animal photography- Camouflaged lacewing

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Camouflaged Alligator

animal photography- camouflage alligator

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Allied Cowrie

animal photography- Allied Cowrie

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Crinoid Shrimp – Andaman Islands, India

animal photography- Crinoid Shrimp - Andaman Islands, India

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Stonefish

animal photography- Stonefish

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California newt

animal photography- Camouflaged lacewing

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Green lizard in the green

animal photography- Green lizard in the green

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Harpyia microsticta (Notodontidae)

animal photography- Harpyia microsticta (Notodontidae)

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Stone Fish

animal photography- Stone Fish

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Stick mimic

animal photography- Stick mimic

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Mimetismo “quase” perfeito!

animal photography- Mimetismo

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Chameleon Camouflage

animal photography- Chameleon Camouflage

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Wolf Spider . Ocyale guttata

animal photography- Wolf Spider . Ocyale guttata

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Itsy bitsy spider

animal photography- Verco's Nudibranch

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Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)

animal photography- Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)

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Bleached earless lizard

animal photography- Bleached earless lizard

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A well-camouflaged Moth

animal photography- well-camouflaged moth.

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Joe-pye Weed and Wavy-lined emerald moth caterpillar

animal photography- Joe-pye Weed and Wavy-lined emerald moth caterpillar

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Pentatomidae, Stink Bug (Nymph)

animal photography- Pentatomidae, Stink Bug (Nymph)

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Chameleon

animal photography- Chameleon

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Tettigoniidae, Phaneropterinae

animal photography- Tettigoniidae, Phaneropterinae

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Phyllomimus sp. (Tettigoniidae: Pseudophyllinae)

animal photography- Phyllomimus sp. (Tettigoniidae: Pseudophyllinae)

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animal photography- Verco's Nudibranch

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Reef-dwelling trumpetfish

animal photography- reef-dwelling trumpetfish

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Hidden Owl

animal photography- Hidden Owl

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Pink Camouflage Fish

animal photography- Pink Camouflage Fish

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Camouflaged hoppy

animal photography- Camouflaged hoppy

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Lady Bug

animal photography- Lady Bug

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Seahorse

animal photography- seahorse

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Leaf insect

animal photography- Leaf insect

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Dragonfly on a rock

animal photography- dragonfly on a rock

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How to hide a 6 meter (19 feet) high Giraffe…?

animal photography- How do you hide a 6 meter (19 feet) high Giraffe...?

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The natural camouflage of the rock behind the Elephant

animal photography- The natural camouflage of the rock behind the elephant

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Leafy Sea Dragon

The leafy sea dragon has evolved an uncanny resemblance to the seaweed and kelp found in Australian coastal waters. The animals also mimic leafy weeds by drifting along with ocean currents, snacking on sea lice or tiny crustaceans. Male sea dragons bear young, like their relatives the sea horses, carrying eggs underneath their tails for four to six weeks.

animal photography- Leafy Sea Dragon

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