Masters of Disguise: Amazing Animal Camouflage

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Some kinds of animals camouflage to blend with their environments in order to protect themselves from being unrecognizable by predators to survive and reproduce. Their survival may means lying, stealing, or vanishing in place. With the ability to fade and blend, animals use the art of concealment by general resemblance and special resemblance to survive in the natural world. Popularly, animals use color to blend in with their surrounding environment so that they are almost invisible.

 


Chameleons are examples of camouflage by changing their colors in an instant. However, this species is not only one. Let’s discover other masters of disguise.

 


The bodies of leaf’s mimic katydids have evolved to look like dead or discolored leaves. These creatures are the most adept at disguising to avoid their predators.

The bodies of leaf’s mimic katydids have evolved to look like dead or discolored leaves. These creatures are the most adept at disguising to avoid their predators.

 


Uroplatus Geckos

Uroplatus Geckos

 


Uroplatus Geckos is one of the most unique species in Madagascar. When sleeping, their heads are downward and they adjust their body coloration to their surroundings.

Uroplatus Geckos is one of the most unique species in Madagascar. When sleeping, their heads are downward and they adjust their body coloration to their surroundings.

 


Uroplatus geckos are inactive during the day except being disturbed. They hunt insects at night.

Uroplatus geckos are inactive during the day except being disturbed. They hunt insects at night.

 


Stick insect or walking stick is one of the best camouflaged of all creatures. They are long and thin, reaching over 13 inches long. Its body shape mimics the branches of its home.

Stick insect or walking stick is one of the best camouflaged of all creatures. They are long and thin, reaching over 13 inches long. Its body shape mimics the branches of its home.

 


Deroplatys desiccata is a species of praying mantis. Its camouflage is aided by its movements and appearance. It lies motionless on the ground when threatened.

Deroplatys desiccata is a species of praying mantis. Its camouflage is aided by its movements and appearance. It lies motionless on the ground when threatened.

 


Adult ghost mantis grow up to 5cm. Females are slightly longer and have a wider abdomen. Their colors depend on light and humidity levels, ranging from dark brown, black to green.

Adult ghost mantis grow up to 5cm. Females are slightly longer and have a wider abdomen. Their colors depend on light and humidity levels, ranging from dark brown, black to green.

 


Dead-leaf butterfly close wings to closely look like a dry leaf with dark veins.

Dead-leaf butterfly\'s closed wings look like a dry leaf with dark veins.

 


Leaf insects use camouflage to take on the appearance of a leaf to avoid being distinguished from real leaves by their predators. Interestingly, the creatures mimic real leaves being blown by the wind when the walk.

Leaf insects use camouflage to take on the appearance of a leaf to avoid being distinguished from real leaves by their predators. Interestingly, the creatures mimic real leaves being blown by the wind when they walk.

 


Dead-leaf moths are amazingly well-camouflaged moths.

Dead-leaf moths are amazingly well-camouflaged moths.

 

 

Related links:

Camouflage Animals

Insect Killer

Camouflage Tips

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This article was published on 2010/11/16