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Stunning prowess of animal kingdom’s masters of camouflage

Mossy Leaf-tailed gecko

Mossy Leaf-tailed gecko

 This gecko lives in forests of Madagascar and can trick your eyes in a moment. It has the ability to save itself from the predators and changes the color of its skin to match the background. It disappears as if it was never there. Leaf-tailed geckos are usually brown and green. They are marked in a way that matches the tree bark. They give an unbelievable camouflage during the sunlight. (Image)

Stonefish

Stonefish camouflage

The stonefish blends in easily with reefs and rocks. You would hardly get to know what actually is staring back at you from water. It gives a flawless camouflage with grey or mottled color that is of a stone and this is the reason they call it a stonefish. (Image)

The Mimic Octopus

 The Mimic Octopus

Hunting the mimic octopus could be trickier for its predators. It changes its color quickly, leaving no signs of its existence in the place. To your amazement, it can make itself look like a plant and animals too. It pretends to be other sea creatures in no time. It twists and turns its body flexibly. The octopus are brown, but at the sight of a predator, it turns itself into striped white color or brown that gives it the resemblance of poisonous species. Who would want to be the prey then? (Image)

Flounder

 Flounder camouflage

A flounder also known as saltwater flat fish usually feed on other fish. It lives at the bottom of the sea looking exactly like the sea floor. It changes color to fool its enemies and to hunt. It can change color every eight seconds and usually go under the sand keeping its eye outside to check its surroundings. It matches the color of the surface by releasing different pigments to the surface of the skin but there is a catch. Flounders find it difficult to match the color of the surrounding if their eyes are covered with sand. (Image)

Peron’s tree frog

 Perons tree frog camouflage

It survives near civilization in Australia and has the ability to make high-pitched strange sounds. Its disguise might be the reason that it stays quite close to civilization. It is almost 50mm in length and can change color regardless of any temperature and light exposure. It has a grey and brown color or a mix of both. The lightest color it can turn into is white. The greenish spots on its skin increase with its age. (Image)

Goldenrod Crab Spider

 Goldenrod Crab Spider camouflage

Catching its prey on flowers is fun for the goldenrod crab spider as it can trick them easily making itself look like flowers. It can convert itself in yellow and white color that in itself is a blessing for it as it hunts on daisies and sunflowers mostly. It stays more on white flowers as it can easily blend with its color. It takes almost 25 days to change its color from white to yellow. (Image)

Chameleons

 Chameleons camouflage

Chameleons can turn pink, red orange, blue and even can be a combination of different colors. It not only changes its color to hide itself but to communicate with others of its group. It shows darker colors to show its anger and to attract it has beautiful lighter colors to attract the opposite sex. Surprisingly, it is not only human who wears makeup but Chameleons are not far behind in the race. (Image)]]>

Dr Prem Jagyasi

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