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Masters of disguise

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posted on May, 18 2013 @ 03:14 AM
Brilliant pictures! The giraffe one had me stumped for a while the others I found quite easy .. Now who's going to ruin it and post all the spotted animals :p

posted on May, 18 2013 @ 03:59 AM
LOL I found them all. Some were so hard though that I had to blow the pictures up a bit to get a closer look.

posted on May, 18 2013 @ 05:40 AM

I, for one, am astounded that their ability to blend with their surroundings are truly amazing. Great find. I enjoy camo beings in life any day!!

edit on 18-5-2013 by D3AD537 because: spell check

posted on May, 18 2013 @ 11:49 AM
reply to post by C141Clay

Haha - you'd probably end up being lunch - try looking more to the right side of the pic & a little lower...

BTW: Thanks for this post OP - awesome pics
edit on 18-5-2013 by coldkidc because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 18 2013 @ 02:25 PM
Evolution or Adaptation? Hmm...

Animals truly do have the advantage of long term survival when compared to our underdeveloped five senses.

Absolutely beautiful creatures.

posted on May, 18 2013 @ 02:34 PM
reply to post by Darkblade71

Originally posted by Darkblade71

This was a black tailed deer outside my apartment when I was in AK.

There have been a couple times when I was walking through the woods, and had a deer jump up and scare the crap out of me.(not literally, of course. lol)

Once was while I was hunting for Morels(mushrooms), so I wasn't actually looking anywhere except right in front of my feet. The deer waited until I was only a few feet away, before it decided to jump up and take off running. Not exactly the type of thing that I was expecting to happen. He was probably even about 20 foot away from me, before I even realized what the heck just happened. lol.

Another time, I was just walking, but it was a kinda thick area of the woods. Same thing though, it waited til I was pretty close, before it jumped out of the bushes. I guess it's probably a good thing that most deer aren't smart enough to realize that they're much tougher than I Maybe they just assume that all humans are carrying those loud boomsticks.

reply to post by C141Clay

Originally posted by C141Clay

I'll show it,,,
Is that Barney taking a leak on the other side of the tree?

I guess that's why there are no flowers visible in that pic.
That purple punk apparently stole each and every one of 'em.

edit on 5/18/13 by BrokenCircles because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 18 2013 @ 02:43 PM
Why hasn't my date showed up yet?

Make like a tree and leaf! They must also have a hard time finding a date, better wait until fall.

What sloth hell is like.

A pine cone and it's geometry comes to mind. I always forget to put sunscreen on my tail!

Jerry at work says I'm one-sided. What does he know...

Looks like what my girlfriend leaves in the shower drain after washing her hair.

Eye Eye! Captain!


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posted on May, 18 2013 @ 03:17 PM
Trying to find these on my cell phone was definitely a challenge, but I was able to do it, not until I stretchedout the image though. Wow! I never new giraffes were camouflaged.

posted on May, 18 2013 @ 03:55 PM
awesome thread! I had a fun time looking through it!

posted on May, 18 2013 @ 04:12 PM
The most impressive one for me was the giraffe. Didn't spot it straight away. How can something so big be so hard to spot?! Nature always finds new ways to impress me.

posted on May, 18 2013 @ 07:03 PM
reply to post by eisegesis

Your last pic inspired me to start searching for 'hidden' frogs.

If they only had a pair of matching contact lenses, they would be practically invisible.

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posted on May, 18 2013 @ 07:50 PM
Incredible pictures! I never would've thought a giraffe would be hard to spot, but there it is. Of course for a few of these, the minute the animal/insect made a move it would be totally obvious to see (I think? Just trying to feel a little better about my crap human vision
at least for the giraffe though!)

posted on May, 18 2013 @ 08:25 PM
reply to post by BrokenCircles

Awesome. Nice pictures.

But those animals still have nothing on this guy...

Human Urban Camouflage by Artist Liu Bolin

The last one is the best!

posted on May, 18 2013 @ 08:46 PM
Natural selection truly has produced some amazing camouflage patterns on certain animals. And something even more impressive is when a certain animal develops color patterns that mimic another living animal. There are moths that look like bees, which offers them defense from birds. There are butterflies that some birds love to eat that have developed the same coloration and patterns of a poisonous butterfly, which causes the birds to stay away from them, even though they would love to eat them if they knew that they weren't poisonous.

So the theory goes that the animals and bugs with the better defenses, like camouflage, are less likely to be eaten by their predators, and thus they will survive to pass on their genetic material to their offspring, who will obtain the same traits and defenses. And those who do not live long enough to pass on offspring slowly begin to be eliminated from the population, and eventually only those animals or bugs that have the best defenses will remain, making up the entire population.

posted on May, 19 2013 @ 12:03 AM
reply to post by elevenaugust

Simply amazing!! how nature adapts, although I was able to identify all of them It's pretty awesome!

posted on May, 19 2013 @ 01:00 AM
This was great!!!

I view things a bit differently than most people. As a severely color blind person, I tend to espy things via border recognition. I was able to 'see' everything as I normally do. Because my lack of cone photoreceptor cells, I compensate and am able to see things in a different way. Grant it, it leaves me with a disadvantage... I can never match my damn socks!!!

posted on May, 19 2013 @ 01:53 PM

List of camouflage methods

Some common methods:




In ecology, crypsis is the ability of an organism to avoid observation or detection by other organisms. It may be either a predation strategy or an anti-predator adaptation, and methods include camouflage, nocturnality, subterranean lifestyle, transparency, and mimicry. The word can also be used in the context of eggs and pheromone production. Crypsis can in principle involve visual, olfactory or auditory camouflage.

I wonder, if the human race could ever learn the meaning of co-evolution, if we would develop the ability to generate our own light or change the pigment of our skin to blend into the background? But then again, we truly are our own worst predator.

There is often a self-perpetuating co-evolution, or evolutionary arms race, between the perceptive abilities of animals for whom it is beneficial to be able to detect the cryptic animal, versus the cryptic characteristics of the hiding species. Different aspects of crypsis and sensory abilities may be more or less pronounced in given predator-prey species pairs.

Or god forbid, women being able to reproduce asexually without the need for men. We become useless to the opposite sex. That once a month just became a never! The world would go into a downward spiral until men were only bred for slave labor and cheap entertainment.

Oh boy, I was going to add some more science stuff when I stumbled across this gem. It is from a radical feminist blog...

I need radical feminism because if women had ruled the planet for as long as men have, we’d have figured out how to talk to animals by now.

Wait honey, I can mansplain!

mansplain: (French: mecspliquateur) When a man explains anything to you. It’s especially mansplainy when he is splainin’ how you’re all wrong about everything and he will now bestow his manly wisdom upon you. Mansplanations are usually rife with either overt or passive aggressive condescension, belittling, verbal abuse, or silencing tactics. He knows because he is a man, and he is gonna help your lady brain comprehend all this hard stuff.

Sorry, I'm a little off today. I hope you get a chuckle. But who wouldn't want to blend into their surroundings at will. Totally nefarious...

And for some redeeming social value:

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