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.
Larva de Pieris rapae
Denise’s Pygmy Seahorse
Crinoid Shrimp – Andaman Islands, India
Green lizard in the green
Harpyia microsticta (Notodontidae)
Mimetismo “quase” perfeito!
Wolf Spider . Ocyale guttata
Itsy bitsy spider
Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)
Bleached earless lizard
A well-camouflaged Moth
Joe-pye Weed and Wavy-lined emerald moth caterpillar
Pentatomidae, Stink Bug (Nymph)
Phyllomimus sp. (Tettigoniidae: Pseudophyllinae)
Pink Camouflage Fish
Dragonfly on a rock
How to hide a 6 meter (19 feet) high Giraffe…?
The natural camouflage of the rock behind the Elephant
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.