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50+ Incredible Examples of Animal Camouflage That Will Keep You Guessing

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Many animals are expert on camouflage, thanks to millions of years of evolution. Usually we see two types of camouflage in nature: one that makes it difficult to be seen – crypsis and the other one that disguises it as something else – mimesis. Such amazing camouflage ability helps themselves by seamlessly blending with their surroundings.

Below, read on to see, if you can detect incredibly well animal camouflaged examples, who have perfected the art of camouflage.

#1 Common Baron Caterpillar

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Photo Credit: Flickr | WohinAuswandern

#2 Butterfly

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Photo Credit: Gianna Stadelmyer /Shutterstock

#3 Agile Frog (Rana dalmatina)

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Photo Credit: Cyril Ruoso / Naturepl

#4 Chameleon

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Photo Credit: Oktt / Imgur

#5 Great Gray Owl

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Photo Credit: Art Wolfe

#6 Stick Insect

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Photo Credit: Phasmatodea

#7 Goat Moth (Cossus cossus)

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Photo Credit: Constantinos Petrinos / Naturepl

#8 Eastern Screech Owl

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Photo Credit: Mircea C / Shutterstock

#9 Flounder Fish

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Photo Credit: Pinterest

#10 Leaf Katydid (Cycloptera Speculata)

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Photo Credit: Pete Oxford / Naturepl

#11 Rock Ptarmigan

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Photo Credit: Paul Lagasi / Birdquest2004

#12 Inch Worm (Camouflaged Looper)

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Photo Credit: Whereisthewine / Imgur

#13 Great Potoo (Nyctibius grandis)

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Photo Credit: Suzi Eszterhas / Naturepl

#14 Crab Spider

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Photo Credit: Stoelwinder / Pinterest

#15 Copperhead Snake

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Photo Credit: Roadhunter / Imgur

#16 Children’s Stick Insect (Tropidoderus Childrenii)

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Photo Credit: David Midgley / Flickr

#17 Hebrew Character Moth (Orthosia Gothica)

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Photo Credit: Robert Thompson / Naturepl

#18 Jaguar

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Photo Credit: FCG / Shutterstock

#19 Moth

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Photo Credit: Wilm Ihlenfeld / Shutterstock

#20 Great RockFish

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Photo Credit: Scubaluna / Shutterstock

#21 Buff Tip Moth

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Photo Credit: Сергей Таланов / 35photo

#22 Leaf Katydid

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Photo credit: Hagit berkovich / Shutterstock

#23 Arctic Fox

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Photo Credit: Jim Cumming / 500px

#24 Two-Tailed Spider

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Photo Credit: Decha Thapanya / Shutterstock

#25 Malaysian Dead Leaf Mantis (Deroplatys lobata)

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Photo Credit: Bernard Dupont / Flickr

#26 Willow Ptarmigan

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Photo Credit: Art Wolfe / Artwolfe

#27 Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)

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Photo Credit: Hugh Lansdown / Shutterstock

#28 Nubian Ibex

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Photo Credit: Janjbrand / Istockphoto/Getty

#29 American Pika

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Photo Credit: Lacapa / Shutterstock

#30 California Stick Insect

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Photo Credit: M. Muschick / University of Sheffield

#31 Lichen Spider

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#32 Peppered Moth

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Photo Credit: Ben Steeman / 500px

#33 Grasshopper

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Photo Credit: Skz87 / Imgur

#34 Common Baron Caterpillar

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Photo Credit: Pareshkale / pareshkale

#35 Satanic Leaf-tailed Gecko

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Photo Credit: Thomas Marent / Suitcaseandworld

#36 Leafy Seadragon (Glauert’s seadragon)

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Photo Credit: Kris Wiktor / Shutterstock

#37 Wrap-Around Spider

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Photo Credit: Eine Bier Getrunken / Reddit

#38 Giraffe

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Photo Credit: Art Wolfe / artwolfe

#39 Bat-faced Toad (Bufo Typhonius)

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Photo Credit: Thomas Marent

#40 Ringed Plover Nest Eggs

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Photo Credit: Michel Poinsignon / Naturepl

Below you will see more complex forms of camouflage in the nature. Can you spot all of these animals hiding in plain sight?


#41 Copperhead Snake

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Photo Credit: Helen Bond Plylar / Twitter

#42 Impala

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Photo Credit: Art Wolfe

#43 Rattlesnake

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Photo Credit: Alan Couch / Flickr

#44 Mossy Leaf-Tail Gecko (Uroplatus Sikorae)

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Photo Credit: JialiangGao / Wikimedia

#45 Red Bat

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#46 Leopard

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Photo Credit: Art Wolfe

#47 Vine Snake

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Photo Credit: Amrinder Singh / 500px

#48 Gray Tree Frog

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#49 Pink-Bellied Moth (Oenochroma Vinaria)

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Auscape / UIG / Getty

#50 Spider on Tree Trunk

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Photo Credit: Achim Schuelke / Getty

#51 Blue Crowned Parrot

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Photo Credit: Art Wolfe / Photoshelter

#52 Sorry for the Long Post, Here is a Cat Loaf for you

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Photo Credit: vovalucky / reddit

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By Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist at Phantom Insider. After getting her bachelor's degree in Multimedia and Computer Design, she has written for a number of online and print publications. Since joining Phantom Insider, Jessica’s interests have broadened and loves spending time with her husband, two children and two dogs.

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