Camouflage Photography in the Animal World: 50 Astonishing Photos

Some animals have sharp teeth, some have fragile wings, some are predators, some chew on grass, but they all need to survive. Even if harder to believe, some carnivores can be extinct pretty fast, if they don’t find an “intelligent” method of hunting. On the other hand, small animals with poor defense mechanisms need to find a smart way of surviving and hiding. Nature has found the solution: “camouflage”. The evolutionary ability of transforming or adapting to the environment to become a contained part of it. In one way of another, most of the animals have developed such a skill, and they can easily trick the eye. From changing colors to changing body shapes, vertebrates and invertebrates appear as if… they are not there. This post will exemplify the camouflage technique, even in the underwater world. Prepare to train your eyes for spotting the animals and their amazing disguises!

Nature’s Best Camouflage-Sea Dragon

Camouflage Lizard

Hidden Shrimp

Grasshopper – Master of Camouflage Clothing

Camouflage

Perfect Camouflage

Nature’s Camouflage

Camouflage Brownish Frog

Camouflaged Leaf-tailed Gecko

Camouflaged Rock Grasshopper

Bark Hopper Camouflage

Camouflaged Spider, Montagne d’Ambre, Madagascar

False Leaf Katydid, BCI, Panama

Remarkable Leaf Texture Mimicry

Bark Bug, Peruvian Amazon

Bark Katydid Nymph, Camouflaged

Yellow Camouflage

Camouflage

Camouflage Fish

Sole

Scorpionfish

Where is it? What is it?

Acrobat…

The Art of Camouflage

Incredible Camouflage

I Am Not Here!

Ornate Ghostpipefish

Camouflage 2

Phyllocrania Paradoxa

Idoloantis Diabolica – Devil’s Flower Mantis

Arrowhead Crab

Robust Ghost Pipefish

Sleeping Owl

Camouflage Spider

Camouflage

Green Spider

White Rabbit, White Snow

Kakapo (Strigops habroptilus)

Painted Frogfish

Bug in Camouflage

Stonefish

Dead Leaf Mantis

Green Camouflage

Grasshopper Camouflage 2

Butterfly in Disguise

Orange-Tip Butterfly

Mimicry in Action

Zizeeria Knysna

Canarian Orthoptera

Sapo, Perereca Ou Rã


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41 Responses:

  1. tom says:

    a marvelous collection!

    ( 2 years and 892 days ago )
  2. Julian says:

    The spider with its legs spread out in the middle of the tree trunk is amazing!!! (So are all of the other images, of course). Nature is our master architect.

    ( 2 years and 892 days ago )
  3. SharpEye says:

    Beautiful collection of amazing animals!

    ( 2 years and 892 days ago )
  4. ziggyx2003 says:

    These are some amazing creatures and proof that nature is a very powerful thing.

    ( 2 years and 892 days ago )
  5. Gaiatic says:

    That was nice and wonderful. I hope we, humans, will preserve this incredible earth we live in….

    ….or we will live in a landfill.

    ( 2 years and 892 days ago )
  6. Ula says:

    Wow! This is incredible! Thanks for sharing :)

    ( 2 years and 891 days ago )
  7. erikuri says:

    Nature is wonderful!

    ( 2 years and 891 days ago )
  8. Pushpa says:

    It’s amazing. I swear, I can’t even spot the creature in some of the shots.

    ( 2 years and 891 days ago )
  9. jmleclercq says:

    Beautiful Collection !

    ( 2 years and 890 days ago )
  10. Bob Kemper says:

    Absolutely fantastic pics! And yet “there is no God”! All of this happens by “chance”…….

    ( 2 years and 890 days ago )
  11. RaV says:

    Wow amazing collection dude ;)

    ( 2 years and 890 days ago )
  12. Művelt Kert says:

    Congratulations for the photos, Giulia!

    ( 2 years and 890 days ago )
  13. Grover says:

    I’ve hidden my comment to blend in with the page background. Spoy it yet?

    ( 2 years and 889 days ago )
  14. Mª José says:

    Surprisingly wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ( 2 years and 888 days ago )
  15. Anonymous says:

    Loved Good shoot,s

    ( 2 years and 888 days ago )
  16. Timber Door Manufacturer says:

    Wow – mother nature is really fascinating. Some of these insects really look like leaves, not only matching the colors, but also the textures. Incredible.

    The photographer must have really keen eyes to spot these!

    ( 2 years and 888 days ago )
  17. Victor says:

    ¡¡¡Fantastico!!! Enhorabuena.

    ( 2 years and 885 days ago )
  18. María Jesús says:

    ¡¡¡¡¡ESPETACULAR!!!!!.Gracias

    ( 2 years and 885 days ago )
  19. Varzan says:

    Beautiful site !!!!!!

    ( 2 years and 884 days ago )
  20. Jan K says:

    This is literally awesome, as in awe-inspiring. Beautiful work.

    ( 2 years and 879 days ago )
  21. Vicki says:

    BEAUTIFUL

    ( 2 years and 878 days ago )
  22. Fay says:

    Only God can create these beautiful creatures. They are marvelous.

    ( 2 years and 877 days ago )
  23. Neeno says:

    Amazing photography, and what a keen eye to spot these creatures incognito!

    ( 2 years and 875 days ago )
  24. sia says:

    Jolie galerie, Impressionant!! merci pour ce partage :-)

    ( 2 years and 871 days ago )
  25. Michel says:

    It’s missing the octopus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4w12H4cJ0U
    And Bob, the mimicry in nature is one of the most studied and understood processes of the evolution of the species. It’s appears through a natural process in which the assumption of a god is unnecessary.

    ( 2 years and 867 days ago )
  26. spray foam insulation says:

    Great pics! My favorite is the first one of the Sea Dragon. That’s a lovely shot. I wish I had more time for photography myself.

    ( 2 years and 866 days ago )
  27. Hrayr says:

    Thank you for sharing the collection.

    ( 2 years and 860 days ago )
  28. Andrew says:

    Super cool…truly amazing what nature has evolved.

    ( 2 years and 850 days ago )
  29. BLIND GIRLL says:

    wow this is so cool i couldnt even spot half of them!

    ( 2 years and 844 days ago )
  30. Brianna says:

    wow these pic are cool i hope these are real couse i would love to see them in real life where did you see these pour animals?

    ( 2 years and 788 days ago )
  31. lindsay says:

    omg this is awesome

    ( 2 years and 788 days ago )
  32. Minimalist Photographer says:

    Excellent collection of photographs – great to see the bunny in there.

    ( 2 years and 774 days ago )
  33. archita says:

    it’s amazing

    ( 2 years and 678 days ago )
  34. Alicia says:

    wow, amazing photos! This shows just how great God is, creating all these beautiful creatures in this wonderful world in just 6 days, I know that some people will see this comment and disagree but thats their opinion! Great photos, thanks for sharing. (:

    ( 2 years and 661 days ago )
  35. Jonathan Owen Photography says:

    excellent photographs… particularly love the black and white shrimp – very chic crustacean!!

    ( 2 years and 645 days ago )
  36. amazing creatures says:

    wow, that’s amazing, their camouflage technique are astonishing….btw, nice pictures!

    ( 2 years and 608 days ago )
  37. cute stuff says:

    These are all incredible! Some of them I couldn’t even find the animal! aha

    ( 2 years and 559 days ago )
  38. Gabriel says:

    wow that is the most coolest thing ever, God is really nessasary without him the universe wouldn’t been created anyway.

    ( 2 years and 307 days ago )
  39. bert says:

    such amazing pics and guys don’t usury like this but i do

    ( 2 years and 305 days ago )
  40. Joshua says:

    Hi Giulia,

    I used some of your pictures and made it into a slideshow to teach my pupils about camouflage. Please let me know how I should credit the pictures. Thanks!

    ( 2 years and 8 days ago )
  41. jason says:

    this is very easy

    ( 1 year and 37 days ago )

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