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?
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Cryptic coloration is the most common form of camouflage, found to some extent in the majority of species. The simplest way is for an animal to be of a color similar to its surroundings. More complex patterns can be seen in animals such as flounder, moths, and frogs, among many others.
In nature, there is a strong evolutionary pressure for animals to blend into their environment or conceal their shape; for prey animals to avoid predators and for predators to be able to sneak up on prey. Natural camouflage is one method that animals use to meet these. There are a number of methods of doing so. One is for the animal to blend in with its surroundings, while another is for the animal to disguise itself as something uninteresting or something dangerous.
In this post, I will show you some pictures about how animal camouflage themselves, both prey and predator.