Humans in camouflage still don’t stack up to these experts.
Even equipped with the latest and greatest camouflage patterns, blinds and face paint, humans can’t touch the natural concealment abilities of animals who have evolved for that exact purpose.
Still, hunters have always taken a page out of nature to get an upper hand. Take a look at these animals for some inspiration…that is, if you can find them….
You may have heard the call of thousands of cicadas many a night, but good luck actually seeing one. Their camouflage blends in nearly perfectly with the trees they cling to.
The stonefish lives up to its name by blending in with the ocean floor. Watch where you step, this thing is venomous!
Normally, it’d be hard to hide the world’s largest land animal, but this pachyderm’s muted colors help in blend with the Serengeti nonetheless.
The toad’s ugly exterior has a purpose; his dark colors and texture help protect him from the sight of predators.
You won’t see this leopard stalking you from the tall grass, until it’s too late…
Common Baron Caterpillar
Just another leaf or pine tree branch, right? Exactly what this critter wants you to think.
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Mossy Leaf Tailed Gecko
Another camouflaged animal that’s earned its name. Apparently the scientist who discovered it wanted us to know how hard it was.
Collared Scops Owl
Of course nature’s wisest creature has a trick up its sleeve for staying hidden during the daytime.
When you’re as slow as a sloth, it helps to remain unseen, even if you have to grow algae in your fur to blend in.
No praying needed, this mantis is fairly confident no predators will find him with this disguise.