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10 Animals That School Humans in Camouflage

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Walk the Wilderness

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….

Grey Cicada

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.

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iSpot

 

Stonefish

The stonefish lives up to its name by blending in with the ocean floor. Watch where you step, this thing is venomous!

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Elephant

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.

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Cheryl Merrill

 

Common Toad

The toad’s ugly exterior has a purpose; his dark colors and texture help protect him from the sight of predators.

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Leopard

You won’t see this leopard stalking you from the tall grass, until it’s too late…

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Wikimedia

 

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.

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Flickr

 

Collared Scops Owl

Of course nature’s wisest creature has a trick up its sleeve for staying hidden during the daytime.

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Wikimedia

 

Three-Toed Sloth

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.

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Wikimedia

 

Orchid Mantis

No praying needed, this mantis is fairly confident no predators will find him with this disguise.

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Garden of Eaden

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10 Animals That School Humans in Camouflage