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If You Can Find the Frog in This Photo, You Just Might Be Able to Spot the Others Too…

The recent discovery about the underlying mechanism in chameleon camouflage got us wondering about other incognito creatures in the wild. Did you know that cephalopods (squids, octopi, cuttlefish), despite the fact they’re almost all colorblind, can drastically change both the texture and color of their skin to perfectly blend into their environment?

Other covert critters, after millennia of adaptation, actually resemble the places they live. In the right environment, they’re almost invisible! Think you could find some of the best camouflage experts on their own home turf?

Check out some of nature’s best hiders, and see how many you can spot:

1. This is what Australian cuttlefish normally look like:

Roger Hanlon via Marine Biological Laboratory

Photo Credit: Roger Hanlon via Marine Biological Laboratory


Can you find the camo expert when it’s incognito?

Justin Marshall via Marine Biological Laboratory

Photo Credit: Roger Hanlon via Marine Biological Laboratory


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