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Some animals have sharp teeth, some have fragile wings, some are predators, some chew on grass, but they all need to survive. Even harder to believe, some carnivores can go extinct pretty fast if they don't find an "intelligent" method of hunting.

On the other hand, small animals with poor defense mechanisms need to find a smart way of surviving and hiding. Nature has found the solution: "camouflage". The evolutionary ability of transforming or adapting to the environment to become a contained part of it. In one way of another, most of the animals have developed such a skill, and they can easily trick the eye.

From changing colors to changing body shapes, vertebrates and invertebrates appear as if... they are not there. This post will exemplify the camouflage technique, even in the underwater world. Prepare to train your eyes for spotting the animals and their amazing disguises!

Nature's Best Camouflage-Sea Dragon

Natures Best Camouflage-Sea Dragon Author: BrianMorley

Camouflage Lizard

Camouflage Lizard Author: Leviathor

Hidden Shrimp

Hidden Shrimp Author: scubaschnauzer

Grasshopper - Master of Camouflage Clothing

Grasshopper - Master of Camouflage Clothing Author: Artist - Carolyn Hietala

Camouflage

Camouflage Author: germán

Perfect Camouflage

Perfect Camouflage Author: The Bald Eagle1

Nature's Camouflage

Natures Camouflage Author: ProfMoreau

Camouflage Brownish Frog

Camouflage Brownish Frog Author: OliBac

Camouflaged Leaf-tailed Gecko

Camouflaged Leaf-tailed Gecko Author: artour_a

Camouflaged Rock Grasshopper

Camouflaged Rock Grasshopper Author: artour_a

Bark Hopper Camouflage

Bark Hopper Camouflage Author: artour_a

Camouflaged Spider, Montagne d'Ambre, Madagascar

Camouflaged Spider, Montagne dAmbre, Madagascar Author: artour_a

False Leaf Katydid, BCI, Panama

False Leaf Katydid, BCI, Panama Author: artour_a

Remarkable Leaf Texture Mimicry

Remarkable Leaf Texture Mimicry Author: artour_a

Bark Bug, Peruvian Amazon

Bark Bug, Peruvian Amazon Author: artour_a

Bark Katydid Nymph, Camouflaged

Bark Katydid Nymph, Camouflaged Author: artour_a

Yellow Camouflage

Yellow Camouflage Author: cindy_lee

Camouflage

Camouflage Author: drsteve

Camouflage Fish

Camouflage Fish Author: käptncook

Sole

Sole Author: drsteve

Scorpionfish

Scorpionfish Author: abudulla.saheem

Where is it? What is it?

Where is it? What is it? Author: Oriolus

Acrobat…

Acrobat… Author: Sriram Shankar

The Art of Camouflage

The Art of Camouflage Author: Giambattista Isabella

Incredible Camouflage

Incredible Camouflage Author: Giambattista Isabella

I Am Not Here!

I Am Not Here! Author: käptncook

Ornate Ghostpipefish

Ornate Ghostpipefish Author: Sven De Vos

Camouflage 2

Camouflage 2 Author: Drumlanrig

Phyllocrania Paradoxa

Phyllocrania Paradoxa Author: Blepharopsis

Idoloantis Diabolica - Devil's Flower Mantis

Idoloantis Diabolica - Devils Flower Mantis Author: Blepharopsis

Arrowhead Crab

Arrowhead Crab Author: tfaye

Robust Ghost Pipefish

Robust Ghost Pipefish Author: PacificKlaus

Sleeping Owl

Sleeping Owl Author: hump7

Camouflage Spider

Camouflage Spider Author: serpentinite

Camouflage

Camouflage Author: webcruiser

Green Spider

Green Spider Author: into-dust

White Rabbit, White Snow

White Rabbit, White Snow Author: TheTherapist

Kakapo (Strigops habroptilus)

Kakapo (Strigops habroptilus) Author: Animal Pictures Archive

Painted Frogfish

 Painted Frogfish Author: Animal Pictures Archive

Bug in Camouflage

Bug in Camouflage Author: Animal Pictures Archive

Stonefish

Stonefish Author: Animal Pictures Archive

Dead Leaf Mantis

Dead Leaf Mantis Author: Animal Pictures Archive

Green Camouflage

Green Camouflage Author: Animal Pictures Archive

Grasshopper Camouflage 2

Grasshopper Camouflage 2 Author: Animal Pictures Archive

Butterfly in Disguise

Butterfly in Disguise Author: ToddinNantou

Orange-Tip Butterfly

Orange-Tip Butterfly Author: wildlife on the go

Mimicry in Action

Mimicry in Action Author: pbertner

Zizeeria Knysna

Zizeeria Knysna Author: ruiamandrade

Canarian Orthoptera

Canarian Orthoptera Author: kat b1

Sapo, Perereca Ou Rã

Sapo, Perereca Ou Rã Author: Karen Costa
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IEatRawEggs

IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 15 says:

And here's some impressive octopus camouflage, as it's not listed above: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS-USrwuUfA

3 months ago
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Julian

Julian Beginner — Level 3 says:

The spider with its legs spread out in the middle of the tree trunk is amazing!!! (So are all of the other images, of course). Nature is our master architect.

3 months ago
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Michel

Michel Beginner — Level 3 says:   gold award

It’s missing the octopus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4w12H4cJ0U
And Bob, the mimicry in nature is one of the most studied and understood processes of the evolution of the species. It’s appears through a natural process in which the assumption of a god is unnecessary.

3 months ago
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JonathanOwenPhotography

JonathanOwenPhotography Beginner — Level 3 says:

excellent photographs… particularly love the black and white shrimp – very chic crustacean!!

3 months ago
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Guest

Guest says:

These are all incredible! Some of them I couldn’t even find the animal! aha

3 months ago
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MinimalistPhotographer

MinimalistPhotographer Beginner — Level 3 says:

Excellent collection of photographs – great to see the bunny in there.

3 months ago
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Ula

Ula Beginner — Level 3 says:

Wow! This is incredible! Thanks for sharing ?

3 months ago
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Grover

Grover Beginner — Level 3 says:

I’ve hidden my comment to blend in with the page background. Spoy it yet?

3 months ago
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Amazingcreatures

Amazingcreatures Beginner — Level 3 says:

wow, that’s amazing, their camouflage technique are astonishing….btw, nice pictures!

3 months ago
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BLINDGIRLL

BLINDGIRLL Beginner — Level 3 says:

wow this is so cool i couldnt even spot half of them!

3 months ago
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MuveltKert

MuveltKert Beginner — Level 3 says:

Congratulations for the photos, Giulia!

3 months ago
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SharpEye

SharpEye Beginner — Level 3 says:

Beautiful collection of amazing animals!

3 months ago
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Archita

Archita Beginner — Level 3 says:

it’s amazing

3 months ago
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sia

sia Beginner — Level 3 says:

Jolie galerie, Impressionant!! merci pour ce partage ?

3 months ago
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bert

bert Beginner — Level 3 says:

such amazing pics and guys don’t usury like this but i do

3 months ago
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Hrayr

Hrayr Beginner — Level 3 says:

Thank you for sharing the collection.

3 months ago
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Gaiatic

Gaiatic Beginner — Level 3 says:

That was nice and wonderful. I hope we, humans, will preserve this incredible earth we live in….

….or we will live in a landfill.

3 months ago
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Alicia

Alicia Beginner — Level 3 says:

wow, amazing photos! This shows just how great God is, creating all these beautiful creatures in this wonderful world in just 6 days, I know that some people will see this comment and disagree but thats their opinion! Great photos, thanks for sharing. (:

3 months ago
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Brianna

Brianna Beginner — Level 3 says:

wow these pic are cool i hope these are real couse i would love to see them in real life where did you see these pour animals?

3 months ago
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BobKemper

BobKemper Beginner — Level 3 says:

Absolutely fantastic pics! And yet “there is no God”! All of this happens by “chance”…….

3 months ago
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Maria

Maria Beginner — Level 4 says:

¡¡¡¡¡ESPETACULAR!!!!!.Gracias

3 months ago
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Pushpa

Pushpa Beginner — Level 3 says:

It’s amazing. I swear, I can’t even spot the creature in some of the shots.

3 months ago
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Gabriel

Gabriel Beginner — Level 3 says:

wow that is the most coolest thing ever, God is really nessasary without him the universe wouldn’t been created anyway.

3 months ago
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jmleclercq

jmleclercq Beginner — Level 3 says:

Beautiful Collection !

3 months ago
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Fay

Fay Beginner — Level 3 says:

Only God can create these beautiful creatures. They are marvelous.

3 months ago
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IEatRawEggs

IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 15 says:

I don't agree with the first part, but they are beautiful and marvelous :)

3 months ago
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TimberDoorManufacturer

TimberDoorManufacturer Beginner — Level 2 says:

Wow – mother nature is really fascinating. Some of these insects really look like leaves, not only matching the colors, but also the textures. Incredible.

The photographer must have really keen eyes to spot these!

3 months ago
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JanK

JanK Beginner — Level 3 says:

This is literally awesome, as in awe-inspiring. Beautiful work.

3 months ago
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erikuri

erikuri Beginner — Level 4 says:

Nature is wonderful!

3 months ago
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Varzan

Varzan Beginner — Level 4 says:

Beautiful site !!!!!!

3 months ago
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Vicki

Vicki Beginner — Level 4 says:

BEAUTIFUL

3 months ago
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RaV

RaV Beginner — Level 4 says:

Wow amazing collection dude ?

3 months ago
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Ma_Jose

Ma_Jose Beginner — Level 4 says:

Surprisingly wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!

3 months ago
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Neeno

Neeno Beginner — Level 3 says:

Amazing photography, and what a keen eye to spot these creatures incognito!

3 months ago
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lindsay

lindsay Beginner — Level 3 says:

omg this is awesome

3 months ago
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