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Chameleons aren’t the only animals that can blend in with their surroundings.
These 15 creatures are also masters of disguise. Can you spot them incognito in their natural habitats?
Can you spot the snow leopard on this snowy terrain?
If you look carefully, you can see a snow leopard walking along the rocks.
The snow leopard blends in seamlessly to the color of the ground.
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It’s hard to see, but it’s there.
Can you tell what animal is hiding in this tree trunk?
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It’s practically the same color as the bark.
It’s a gecko.
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Leaf-tailed geckos look just like tree bark.
Can you find the lizard against this black and white speckled background?
The lizard has a spotted pattern just like its surroundings.
It’s crawling diagonally.
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Most people would probably miss it from far away.
Which is the leaf and which is the leaf mantis?
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Leaf mantises are masters of disguise.
The insect’s appendages look just like the leaf it’s sitting on.
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It’s not called a leaf mantis for nothing.
Can you see the toad on the Amazon forest floor?
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Its body is the same color as the leaves.
The toad looks like another fallen leaf.
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Its eyes are a bit of a giveaway.
Where’s the moth?
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It’s hard to see against the tree’s surface.
The outline of the moth is barely visible.
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Its head is slightly darker and more visible than its wings.
Where is the flat sole fish in this photo?
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It’s the same color as the sand.
Flat sole fish imitate the color of the ocean floor where they live.
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Their eyes are on one side of their body since they swim flat against the sea floor.
Can you spot the spider?
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There’s a spider hiding somewhere on the tree bark.
Its segmented body is just barely visible.
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The spider’s brown pattern fits right in with the tree bark.
What about this sand spider?
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There’s a sand spider there somewhere.
It almost appears translucent.
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Sand spiders bury themselves to ambush their prey.
How many deer can you find in this photo?
They’re hard to spot.
There are three of them.
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The deer are difficult to see through the branches.
Can you tell what animals is on the tree?
It resembles the growths on the tree trunk.
It’s a Vietnamese mossy frog.
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Vietnamese mossy frogs disguise themselves as patches of moss.
There’s an animal hiding in this reef. Can you tell what it is?
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It’s difficult to tell where the creature begins and reef ends.
It’s a devil scorpionfish.
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The venomous fish wait in coral reefs to ambush their prey.
There’s a well-hidden lizard on this tree trunk. Can you detect it?
It’s expertly camouflaged.
It’s small, but it’s there.
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It’s hard to tell that anything is there.
Eurasian woodcocks camouflage themselves in wooded areas. Can you spot one in this photo?
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Eurasian woodcocks are birds native to temperate and subarctic Eurasia.
It’s sitting in the grass.
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Eurasian woodcocks perform special courtship flights known as roding.
Can you spot the jaguar?
No pun intended.
It’s barely visible through the branches.
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The jaguar’s spots blend in with its environment.
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