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12 Amazing Examples of Animal Camouflage

Incredible photographs of natures best camouflage animals show nature’s ability to blend in with its surroundings, these animals don’t just know their surroundings, they are their surroundings or at least that’s what their enemies think.

Camouflage is an ancient art, likely not much younger than vision itself, and species around the planet depend on it daily for survival. Whether it’s a gecko blending into bark, a jaguar fading into foliage or a Peringuey’s viper sliding through sand, good camo can mean the difference between eating and being eaten. Humans have learned many lessons from Mother Nature’s masquerades over the years, but as the following 12 photos suggest, there’s also plenty we haven’t seen. (Text: Russell McLendon)

Camo Crab, 12 Amazing Examples of Animal Camouflage

1. Camo Crab

Caterpillar

2. Caterpillar

Dead Leaf Lizard

3. Dead Leaf Lizard

Devils Flower Mantis, 12 Amazing Examples of Animal Camouflage

4. Devils Flower Mantis

Flower Crab Spider

5. Flower Crab Spider

Ghost Pipefish

6. Ghost Pipefish

Leaf Mimicry

7. Leaf Mimicry

Leaf Tailed Gecko

8. Leaf Tailed Gecko

Leafy Seadragon, 12 Amazing Examples of Animal Camouflage

9. Leafy Seadragon

Madagascar Spider

10. Madagascar Spider

Orchid Mantis

11. Orchid Mantis

Unknown Bug, 12 Amazing Examples of Animal Camouflage

12. Unknown Bug