30+ Unbelievable Examples of Animal Camouflage That Will Make You Look Twice

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Think you’re good at hide and seek? Then think again, because as you can see from this list compiled by Bored Panda, these wild animals are the absolute champions when it comes to going undetected. You’ll never be able to beat these animals’ camouflage! It’s the simple fact that they have the biological advantage of blending in, also called mimicry, and this allows these smart animals to disappear into their environment to avoid being eaten by predators.

Caterpillars that resemble leaves and geckos the color of bark to spiders that look like sand and stick insects that look like, well, sticks – aren’t they truly amazing animals? These camouflage masters will confound and amaze you…but only if you can spot the animal mimicry virtuosos!

#1 

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

#2 

Common Baron Caterpillar

Common Baron Caterpillar

#3 

Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Leaf-Tailed Gecko

#4 

Leaf-Litter Toads

Leaf-Litter Toads

#5 

Wrap-Around Spider

Wrap-Around Spider

#6 

Pygmy Seahorse

Pygmy Seahorse

#7 

Gray Treefrog

Gray Treefrog

#8 

Uroplatus Gecko

Uroplatus Gecko

#9 

Green Sea Turtle

Green Sea Turtle

#10 

Tropidoderus Childrenii Or Children’s Stick Insect

Tropidoderus Childrenii Or Children's Stick Insect

#11 

Wolf Spider

Wolf Spider

#12 

Buff-Tip Moth

Buff-Tip Moth

#13 

Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

#14 

Chameleon

Chameleon

#15 

Great Gray Owl

Great Gray Owl

#16 

Mediterranean Octopus

Mediterranean Octopus

#17 

Arctic Fox

Arctic Fox

#18 

Stick Insect

Stick Insect

#19 

Stone Flounder

Stone Flounder

#20 

Willow Ptarmigan

Willow Ptarmigan

#21 

Copperhead Snake

Copperhead Snake

#22 

Mossy Leaf-Tail Gecko

Mossy Leaf-Tail Gecko

#23 

Red Bat

Red Bat

#24 

Impala

Impala

#25 

Katydid Or Bush Cricket

Katydid Or Bush Cricket

#26 

Owlets

Owlets

#27 

Long-Tailed Potoo

Long-Tailed Potoo

#28 

Shimmery Sea Sapphire

Shimmery Sea Sapphire

#29 

Longfingered Scorpionfish

Longfingered Scorpionfish

#30 

Butterfly

Butterfly

#31 

Horned Lizard

Horned Lizard

#32 

Glauert’s Seadragon

Glauert's Seadragon

#33 

Flounder Fish

Flounder Fish

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