Can you spot these camouflaged creatures?

Can you spot these camouflaged creatures?


Can you spot these camouflaged creatures?

Many creatures possess a remarkable ability to hide themselves thanks to their camouflaged coloring that blends in with their surroundings almost to the point where they become invisible.

The creatures’ camouflaged makeup allows them to sneak up on its prey or to avoid detection from a predator. They can also make it hard for humans to spot them.

See how well you do in spotting the camouflaged creatures in these images. Some will be easier to identify because of the closeness of the photo, but you’ll certainly get the idea of their camouflaging ability. The harder ones will have a follow-up photo.

Long-eared owl:

Photographer Terry Townshend, who goes by Birding Beijing, said if not for the orange eyes you wouldn’t be able to detect the long-eared owl hidden inside the branches of this tree.

Photo by © Birding Beijing used with permission

Flock of sheep:

A farmer in Canada once thought her flock of 500 sheep had disappeared when she went looking for them one morning. She drove right past them. Not until she was about 50 feet away did Liezel Kennedy of Pilgrim Farms in Saskatchewan discover her flock was right in front of her.

Photos by © Liezel Kennedy used with permission 

Perhaps a closer shot will help:

This one will surely do it:

Six white-tailed ptarmigan:

The white-tailed ptarmigan and its five chicks are very well camouflaged in the Chugach Mountains of Alaska.

Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Indo-Chinese flying lizard:

The Indo-Chinese flying lizard is what’s called an arboreal species, meaning it spends the majority of its life in trees. So it’s a good thing it can blend in perfectly with this tree trunk.

Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Soft coral spider crab:

A soft coral spider crab is barely noticeable on a piece of corral as it appears to be just another of several attachments of the same-colored corral.

Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Dead leaf butterfly:

When the wings of a dead leaf butterfly are closed, they are shaped like a leaf and will go undetected among leaves of a tree. They are found in the tropics from India to Japan.

Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Screech owl:

At a quick glance, the screech owl is hardly noticeable against the tree bark, but the eyes peeping out from the hole in the tree eventually get your attention.

Photo by © Reggie Tidwell used with permission 

Wrap-around spider:

The wrap-around spider can flatten its body and wrap around tree limbs, virtually disappearing. They are found in Western Australia.

Photo: Wikipedia Commons


The caterpillar’s bristles on the edges of a teak tree branch conceals its shadow. If you didn’t know it was there on the top of that branch, you might miss it.

Photo: Wikipedia Commons


At first glance, these three ibexes blend in with the rocks. They are a species of wild goat that live in the mountains of the European Alps.

Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Common frog:

A common frog would be difficult to detect among these leaves if it weren’t for the close-up shot. It grows up to 3.5 inches and has the ability to lighten or darken its skin to match its surroundings.

Photo: Wikipedia Commons


The bright green katydid in a basil plant is almost a perfect match.

Photo: Wikipedia Commons

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