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
— Natures Best Camouflage-Sea Dragon —
Author: BrianMorley

Camouflage Lizard

Camouflage Lizard
— Camouflage Lizard —
Author: Leviathor

Hidden Shrimp

Hidden Shrimp
— Hidden Shrimp —
Author: scubaschnauzer

Grasshopper - Master of Camouflage Clothing

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

Camouflage

Camouflage
— Camouflage —
Author: germán

Perfect Camouflage

Perfect Camouflage
— Perfect Camouflage —
Author: The Bald Eagle1

Nature's Camouflage

Natures Camouflage
— Natures Camouflage —
Author: ProfMoreau

Camouflage Brownish Frog

Camouflage Brownish Frog
— Camouflage Brownish Frog —
Author: OliBac

Camouflaged Leaf-tailed Gecko

Camouflaged Leaf-tailed Gecko
— Camouflaged Leaf-tailed Gecko —
Author: artour_a

Camouflaged Rock Grasshopper

Camouflaged Rock Grasshopper
— Camouflaged Rock Grasshopper —
Author: artour_a

Bark Hopper Camouflage

Bark Hopper Camouflage
— Bark Hopper Camouflage —
Author: artour_a

Camouflaged Spider, Montagne d'Ambre, Madagascar

Camouflaged Spider, Montagne dAmbre, Madagascar
— Camouflaged Spider, Montagne dAmbre, Madagascar —
Author: artour_a

False Leaf Katydid, BCI, Panama

False Leaf Katydid, BCI, Panama
— False Leaf Katydid, BCI, Panama —
Author: artour_a

Remarkable Leaf Texture Mimicry

Remarkable Leaf Texture Mimicry
— Remarkable Leaf Texture Mimicry —
Author: artour_a

Bark Bug, Peruvian Amazon

Bark Bug, Peruvian Amazon
— Bark Bug, Peruvian Amazon —
Author: artour_a

Bark Katydid Nymph, Camouflaged

Bark Katydid Nymph, Camouflaged
— Bark Katydid Nymph, Camouflaged —
Author: artour_a

Yellow Camouflage

Yellow Camouflage
— Yellow Camouflage —
Author: cindy_lee

Camouflage

Camouflage
— Camouflage —
Author: drsteve

Camouflage Fish

Camouflage Fish
— Camouflage Fish —
Author: käptncook

Sole

Sole
— Sole —
Author: drsteve

Scorpionfish

Scorpionfish
— Scorpionfish —
Author: abudulla.saheem

Where is it? What is it?

Where is it? What is it?
— Where is it? What is it? —
Author: Oriolus

Acrobat…

Acrobat…
— Acrobat… —
Author: Sriram Shankar

The Art of Camouflage

The Art of Camouflage
— The Art of Camouflage —
Author: Giambattista Isabella

Incredible Camouflage

Incredible Camouflage
— Incredible Camouflage —
Author: Giambattista Isabella

I Am Not Here!

I Am Not Here!
— I Am Not Here! —
Author: käptncook

Ornate Ghostpipefish

Ornate Ghostpipefish
— Ornate Ghostpipefish —
Author: Sven De Vos

Camouflage 2

Camouflage 2
— Camouflage 2 —
Author: Drumlanrig

Phyllocrania Paradoxa

Phyllocrania Paradoxa
— Phyllocrania Paradoxa —
Author: Blepharopsis

Idoloantis Diabolica - Devil's Flower Mantis

Idoloantis Diabolica - Devils Flower Mantis
— Idoloantis Diabolica - Devils Flower Mantis —
Author: Blepharopsis

Arrowhead Crab

Arrowhead Crab
— Arrowhead Crab —
Author: tfaye

Robust Ghost Pipefish

Robust Ghost Pipefish
— Robust Ghost Pipefish —
Author: PacificKlaus

Sleeping Owl

Sleeping Owl
— Sleeping Owl —
Author: hump7

Camouflage Spider

Camouflage Spider
— Camouflage Spider —
Author: serpentinite

Camouflage

Camouflage
— Camouflage —
Author: webcruiser

Green Spider

Green Spider
— Green Spider —
Author: into-dust

White Rabbit, White Snow

White Rabbit, White Snow
— White Rabbit, White Snow —
Author: TheTherapist

Kakapo (Strigops habroptilus)

Kakapo (Strigops habroptilus)
— Kakapo (Strigops habroptilus) —
Author: Animal Pictures Archive

Painted Frogfish

 Painted Frogfish
— Painted Frogfish —
Author: Animal Pictures Archive

Bug in Camouflage

Bug in Camouflage
— Bug in Camouflage —
Author: Animal Pictures Archive

Stonefish

Stonefish
— Stonefish —
Author: Animal Pictures Archive

Dead Leaf Mantis

Dead Leaf Mantis
— Dead Leaf Mantis —
Author: Animal Pictures Archive

Green Camouflage

Green Camouflage
— Green Camouflage —
Author: Animal Pictures Archive

Grasshopper Camouflage 2

Grasshopper Camouflage 2
— Grasshopper Camouflage 2 —
Author: Animal Pictures Archive

Butterfly in Disguise

Butterfly in Disguise
— Butterfly in Disguise —
Author: ToddinNantou

Orange-Tip Butterfly

Orange-Tip Butterfly
— Orange-Tip Butterfly —
Author: wildlife on the go

Mimicry in Action

Mimicry in Action
— Mimicry in Action —
Author: pbertner

Zizeeria Knysna

Zizeeria Knysna
— Zizeeria Knysna —
Author: ruiamandrade

Canarian Orthoptera

Canarian Orthoptera
— Canarian Orthoptera —
Author: kat b1

Sapo, Perereca Ou Rã

Sapo, Perereca Ou Rã
— Sapo, Perereca Ou Rã —
Author: Karen Costa
IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

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

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Julian

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.

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Michel

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.

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JonathanOwenPhotography

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

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Guest

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

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MinimalistPhotographer

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

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Ula

Wow! This is incredible! Thanks for sharing ?

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Grover

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

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Amazingcreatures

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

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BLINDGIRLL

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

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MuveltKert

Congratulations for the photos, Giulia!

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SharpEye

Beautiful collection of amazing animals!

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Archita

it’s amazing

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sia

Jolie galerie, Impressionant!! merci pour ce partage ?

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bert

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

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Hrayr

Thank you for sharing the collection.

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Gaiatic

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

….or we will live in a landfill.

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Alicia

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. (:

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Brianna

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?

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BobKemper

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

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Maria

¡¡¡¡¡ESPETACULAR!!!!!.Gracias

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Pushpa

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

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Gabriel

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

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jmleclercq

Beautiful Collection !

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Fay

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

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TimberDoorManufacturer

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!

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JanK

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

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erikuri

Nature is wonderful!

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Varzan

Beautiful site !!!!!!

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Vicki

BEAUTIFUL

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RaV

Wow amazing collection dude ?

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Ma_Jose

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

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Neeno

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

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lindsay

omg this is awesome

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