Safari guide reveals hard-to-spot camouflaged animals

Safari guide reveals hard-to-spot camouflaged animals

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Safari guide reveals hard-to-spot camouflaged animals

Jacques Briam, a safari guide at the world-famous Kruger National Park in South Africa, specializes in leading walking safaris through the wilderness and is “Wild about the wild.”

Not surprisingly, Briam has a keen eye for spotting wildlife, including animals that become camouflaged in their environment.

Briam is also passionate about wildlife photography, and he shared with BNQT several examples of how creatures in the animal kingdom can hide themselves in their surroundings almost to the point where they become invisible.

They might not all be perfectly hidden, but you can get the general idea of their camouflaging ability:

All photos by © Jacques Briam used with permission.

Leopard:

The leopard’s fur varies from pale yellow to yellowish brown or golden. The spots are called rosettes because they resemble the shape of a rose.

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Caracal:

The caracal is a medium-sized cat with long legs and a short face with long tufted ears. They are nocturnal and said to be highly secretive and hard to observe, as attested here.

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Cheetah:

A giraffe can be seen in the distance, but a cheetah nearly becomes invisible sitting in the shade closer to the camera. The cheetah is the fastest land animal.

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Crocodiles:

Crocodiles have the advantage of using water to virtually disappear under, as is the case here.

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Lions:

Three lions are pretty easy to spot in this photo, but Briam tells us there is a fourth lion. Can you spot it?

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Crocodiles:

At a distance, these crocodiles disappear along the lake shore, but there are at least six.

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The far right circle is said to have two crocodiles in it.

 

Elephants:

How can such a large mammal disappear? When they appear to be boulders against a cliff. They certainly blend in well in this photo.

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Double-banded sandgrouse:

The double-banded sandgrouse is a ground-living bird with a pigeon-like head and light brown plumage that blends in with the gravel.

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Foam-nest tree frog:

If the photo wasn’t so close, you might be hard-pressed to locate the foam-nest tree frog.

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