Animals that use camouflage in the wild have a huge advantage since one of the best ways to survive is to hide from danger. Though some animals may choose to hide in peculiar places such as underneath rocks, inside trees, inside caves etc. There are animals that will literally hide in plain sight! By using incredible camouflage skills, these animals not only evade danger but may also become a danger themselves by seizing unaware prey. After all, you can’t run from what you can’t see. From arctic foxes hiding in the snow to leafy sea dragons blending into the ocean currents these are 25 Animals That Use Camouflage To Potentially Fool You!
As you can see, the camouflage skills of these animals is so intense, that they could literally be right beside and you would have no clue. Especially the walking stick…just take a look at that thing (if you can find it). In fact, do you want a challenge? Try to look at the 25 images and see if you can tell where the animal is located. Some are easy to see like the leopard or the Arctic fox, however others are a bit more challenging (i’m looking at you #20). Do you think you can spot all 25 camouflaged animals? If you can, feel free to share this with your friends and see if they can spot all 25 camouflaged animals. And for more animals that use camouflage click here.
These flat fish are really good at blending into the bottom of the ocean.
Not surprisingly, this Australian tree frog is found around streams and waterfalls.
Native to India, these grasshoppers feed on tree leaves and can be real pests.
Leaf Tail Gecko
This nocturnal gecko is endemic to the island of Madagascar.
Leafy Sea Dragon
Good luck spotting this creature in a patch of Australian sea grass.
Blunt Stretch Spider
Found throughout Europe and Asia, it’s rare to catch a glimpse of one of these guys.
This mantis got its name for obvious reasons!
You may remember this fish from our “25 Most Dangerous Animals In The World” list. It’s sting is fatal to humans.
Fish and insects aren’t the only creatures that are good at blending in.
Dead Leaf Butterfly
When it folds its wings, you would have a hard time distinguishing this butterfly from a dead, crumpled leaf.
Common Baron Caterpillar
Feeding mostly on mangos, these caterpillars are often considered pests.
African Scops Owl
This sub-Saharan owl is difficult to spot due to its small size, camouflage, and odd behavior.
Despite the name, cuttlefish are not actually fish. They are mollusks, and smart ones at that. Studies have shown that their brain to body ratio is very high among invertebrates.
Chameleons don’t just change color to blend in, they do it to communicate as well.
This Indo-Pacific octopus is a master at mimicking and imitating other animals.
Endemic to Madagascar, this frog is threatened by habitat loss.
At night the Egyptian nightjar lies silent on the ground, concealed by its plumage.
Most katydids exhibit characteristics of mimicry or camouflage, primarily resembling that of leaves.
The most common lizard in Africa is also one of the best at camouflage.
The smallest seahorses in the world are so good at camouflage that they were only discovered when one of their hosts was being examined in a laboratory.
These solitary predators are agile and have great eyesight but also don’t mind waiting patiently and using their camouflage to trick their prey.
This miniature African preying mantis is known for its leaf like body.
Found all over the world, their scientific name is derived from an ancient Greek word meaning “apparition” or “phantom” because they are so hard to spot.
Common throughout the Arctic, these foxes blend into some of the most extreme environments on the planet.
These tropical birds are so good at camouflage that you would have a hard time knowing they were there if it weren’t for their distinctive call.