Animal camouflage The creatures mimic their surroundings


Pravda Report


Published on Apr 5, 2013

Katydid, viewed from the side, camouflages with a leaf in Singapore. THESE may look like beautiful pictures of the great outdoors - but if you look close enough you'll see nature's bestcamouflage artists. The creatures have all evolved to mimic their surroundings - and use their powers of disguise to catch prey and hide from predators. The images - taken by scientists around the world - show animals ranging from stick insects to fish vanishing seamlessly into their surroundings. In one image, a cricket blends into a leafy setting, barely distinguishable from the 'real' ones around him. Another shows a peppered moth merging into the bark of a tree.

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