Monday, 15 March 2010

The Best Camouflaged Animals in the World

Master of disguise
The mink octopus
This crafty creature can change its colour and shape to blend in to its environment. Incredibly, it also can change its behaviour to impersonate a whole range of other creatures. Watch the video to see it in action.
Best ‘I’m a leaf’ camouflage

 The dead-leaf katydid & stick insect
These bugs are superb leaf impersonators which help them remain invisible to insect-eating birds and other predators. Many insects, including moths and butterflies, use a similar disguise, while treehoppers have a slightly different approach and disguise themselves as spiky thorns on a branch.
Most revolting camouflage
Bird dropping spider
Even in the animal kingdom, bird-poo is not considered haute cuisine which is just the way these sneaky spiders like it. With greyish/black and white bodies they hang out on leaves - popular targets for bird droppings - and pull in their legs just to complete the look. This crafty disguise is also used by some caterpillars as well.
Best bird camouflage
 The tawny frogmouth
After a hard night hunting small animals, this master of disguise from Australia spends the day snoozing, worry-free, in trees. Perched upright and motionless - its grey feathers blend perfectly with its surroundings and make it look like a broken branch.
Prettiest insect camouflage
The orchid mantis
The beautiful orchid mantis uses its dazzling features to blend in perfectly with white orchids. It sits and waits as unsuspecting insects, such as wasps, are lured towards it, thinking it to be a flower. Unluckily for them, they’re very much mistaken.
Best seasonal camouflage

The arctic fox
In winter, against the white of the Arctic snow a brown fox would stand out like a sore thumb. Which is why they grow a thick white winter coat that keeps them warm and camouflages them.
Camouflage of confusion
 The zebra
With their stripes, zebras are easy to spot on the savannah. But from a hundred metres away their stripes mirror the waviness of the air and help them blend into the shimmering horizon. They also make it very difficult for a predator to single out an individual.
Best snake camouflage
The gaboon viper
In the open this snake is pretty easy to spot but amongst fallen leaves - it’s a different story. Its distinctive markings help the viper disappear and allow it to watch and wait for lunch to walk past. And with fearsome 2-cm long fangs and a venom powerful enough to kill us - it’s one ‘leaf’ you definitely don’t want to step on.
Best fish camouflage
The stonefish
The stonefish is another predator who is a master of disguise. As its name suggests, the stonefish can change its colouring and shape to perfectly blend in amongst the stones as it waits for something tasty, like an unsuspecting shrimp, to swim passed. It then strikes and consumes its victim in the blink of an eye.

5 коментара:

Pena Maya said...

this is cool.especially the arctic fox.

小吉 said...

it’s amazing.

Anonymous said...

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emoni said...

it is very cool i love the artice fox!cccccccccccccccccccoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooolllllllllllllllllllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

emoni said...

i thank this is cool.i like the artice fox


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