Can you spot the mossy leaf-tailed gecko in the image above? If you can do it within a few seconds, you have a very keen eye. Over at The Guardian, they have a great collection of photographs of nature’s masters of disguise. These animals range across all classes, from mammals to birds to fish to insects. I spotted all of them within a couple of seconds, apart from the sneaky gecko pictured above. I still can’t see the entire outline, it’s that well camouflaged.
As well as showing the beauty of these creatures, it also shows evolution at work. These animals have evolved camouflage to avoid predators, or to act as predators themselves to sneak up on prey. I think this concept is even more beautiful than the animals themselves.
Which is your favourite master of disguise? Onwards!