Camouflage is an ancient art and species around the planet depend on it daily for survival. This is why many animal species have developed different ways to camouflage themselves throughout the course of evolution. Whether it’s a gecko blending into bark or a jaguar fading into foliage, good camouflage can mean the difference between eating and being eaten. In this article, we’ll see some amazing examples of how animals blend in with their environment. Can You Spot Them?
1. Owl [source] and [source]
Camouflage, also called cryptic coloration, is a defense or tactic that organisms use to disguise their appearance, usually to blend in with their surroundings. The mimic octopus and chameleons aren’t the only animals who can camouflage themselves from predators, and these owls in this post prove they are also the master of camouflage in nature. By tactically using their color, marking or posture, these perfectly blend themselves into the environment. Here we collected 11 examples of owl camouflage from world. Take a closer look and let us know can you identify them from the pictures.
Getting an awkward scratch or bump before some important occasion is certainly inconvenient, which is where the ‘Chameleon Bandageis’ comes in to save the day. This Chameleon Bandage takes the concept of band-aid protection a notch higher by somehow blending with your skin tone and becoming literally invisible. Not sure how the magical blending will happen. Right now, this Chameleon Bandage is still a concept design. But it will be such a cool thing to have bandage like that covering those awkward places on your chin or cheek! Hope it will come true soon.[source]
Inspired by how some animals can blend into their environment. Liu Bolin from China uses camouflage principles to create amazing contemporary art. His advanced camouflage art exploded onto the art scene as we were all left speechless, scratching our heads at how body paint could seamlessly blend a person into their background so perfectly. In his work, the artist is hiding to restore his strength and to protect himself. The goal is to represent the diminishing humanity in today’s society. Click here to see more of his amazing work. [source]