Wildlife is often about survival of the fittest. In some cases, it is the survival of the most creative. From the ocean to the forest, there are a ton of animals that can blend seamlessly into their surroundings.
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Chameleons are one of the most notorious color-changing animals. Watch as this one changes to blend in with his background.
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Many don’t think of octopuses as masters of camouflage. But, this one changes shape and color to fit in with his surroundings.
3. Butterflies and Moths
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Natural History Museum scientist, Dr David Lee, discusses the amazing ways in which winged creatures, like moths and butterflies, blend into their surroundings.
4. Stick Bug
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The stick bug has evolved to look just like a twig, seamlessly blending into its surroundings.
5. Potoo Bird
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David Attenborough spotted a bird that is notoriously hard to see – the potoo bird. This winged Houdini disappears into trees!
The world of camouflage in the animal kingdom is a testament to the brilliance of evolution and the diversity of life on Earth. From butterflies to chameleons, nature has equipped its inhabitants with an array of ingenious strategies to navigate the challenges of survival.
This article by Trinity Sparke was first published by One Green Planet on 21 December 2023. Image Credit :davemhuntphotography/Shutterstock.
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