Can you spot the cleverly camouflaged critters?

It’s a new year and that means it’s time to seek out a new batch of camouflaged critters. Nature has evolved some truly remarkable ways to make living things look like anything other than what they are. Check out a few of these cover artists below. How many will you find?


Peacocks usually do their best to be conspicuous, but not this background artist at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Image by Liz Lawley


There’s more than one Bighorn sheep to be found in this sweeping landscape from Badlands National Park in South Dakota. Image by Paul Weimer


This alligator blends right in with the swamp at the Dungannon Heritage Preserve in South Carolina. Image by Zack Jones


There’s a whole flock of Ruddy Turnstones in this picture from Wood Neck Beach in Massachusetts. How many do you see? Image by Putneypics


This Australian caterpillar does an uncanny tree branch imitation. Image by Rob Barber


Some fauna can look an awful lot like flora, like this winged critter in Alabama. Image by Geopungo


Here’s a creature you’d be well advised to see before he sees you. We’re lucky since humans can decipher the orange/green contrast, unlike many of the animals leopards like to eat. Image by Jim Forest


Don’t see anything but brush? Look closely and you’ll understand why house cats are so good at catching mice. Image by Jennifer Pack


Question: What camouflaged critter do you see above? Image by Cordyceps


Answer: You’d be forgiven if you saw a snake, as that’s exactly what the Owl Butterfly hopes everyone sees, so they’ll leave him alone. Image by Juan Carlos Madrigal

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