25 Incredible Camouflaged Animals
Posted by October 15, 2012on
Because they always lie on the ocean floor on their left side, this species of flounder has both eyes on its right side, hence the name.
Thriving in the humid and warm Indonesian rainforests, this mantis can usually be found on papaya trees and will pretty much eat anything it catches.
Usually flying at night, the nightjar usually lies concealed in the dirt during the day.
Despite the name, this isn’t really a fish. It’s a mollusk, and a very well hidden one at that. Besides their insane camouflage skills they are also considered to be one of the most intelligent invertebrates with a very high brain to body mass ratio.
Although we already saw a katydid at number 16, there are over 6,400 species, and almost all of them are extremely good at blending into their environment.
It should go without saying, but this list wouldn’t be complete without the most popular camouflager of them all.
Threatened by habitat loss, this unique and difficult to spot frog species is endemic to Madagascar.
Living on the east coast of Australia, this shy spider is very hard to spot unless it is moving. Usually however, if you do manage to spot one, it will be resting among tree bark.
This species of dragonfly doesn’t play any games when it comes to blending in.
Not only does this species of octopus change its colors to mimic other animals, it actually imitates them as well. In fact, it has been known to copy everything from sea snakes to jellyfish.