Amazing Animal Camouflages; A Trick to Hide from Predators

Animals and insects become the victims of others. Some of them are quite dangerous that they don’t need any trick to avoid being food of others but some disguise by blending in with the surrounding to hide from predators. This biological advantage of camouflage is a great gift of nature. See these amazing pictures and identify the animals hiding out in their natural habitats.

1. Pigmy Seahorse

Tiny and delicate, pygmy seahorses survive by attaching to vibrant corals where they become nearly invisible to both predators. They blend in so perfectly that they are barely visible, even to a trained eye.

2. Walking Stick

This walking stick is an insect that looks like a stick or twig. It uses this disguise to hide from predators.

3. Common Baron Caterpillar

Commonly found in India and Southeast Asia, these caterpillars often blend into the mango plants on which they make their homes and quite often are a big headache to local farmers.

4. Leaf Katydid

An insect that looks like a green leaf. It disguises itself like the plants it live in.

5. Mossy Leaf-Tailed Gecko

This gecko can not only change color to match its surrounding but it also has several dermal flaps that extend outwards to break up its outline.

6. Great Horned Owl

The great horned owl is the most powerful of owls and has been called the “tiger of the woods.”. it has tufts of feathers that appear to be ear tufts or horns which help in camouflage.

7. Dead Leaf Butterfly

Found throughout tropical Asia, the dead leaf butterfly resembles a dry leaf with dark veins when its wings are closed.

8. Wrap-Around Spider

Dolophones turrigera or a 'wrap-around' spider is able to easily camouflage itself when it is resting a twig. These spiders have concave undersides to their bodies to allow them to wrap around small branches for camouflage.

9. Bat Faced Toad

Taken among the leaves of Amacayacu National Park in Colombia this bat faced toad is masterful at blending into its surroundings.

10. Southern Rock Agama Lizard

Found mostly in South Africa, this species of lizard is known for its ability to blend into the surrounding rocks.

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