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20 Incredible Camouflaged Animals

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Some animals are so powerful that they don’t need any type of camouflage to hide their presence but there are some which need the power of camouflage to get rid of their predators of to hunt.  Here are 20 marvelous creatures that can use camouflage to hide in their natural habitat.
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1. Bat Faced Toad

Bat Faced Toad

Captured among the leaves of Amacayacu National Park of Colombia this magnificent creature is really a master at blending among its surroundings.

2. Common Baron Caterpillar

Common Baron Caterpillar

They are generally seen in India and Southeast Asia. They magnificently blend with the mango plants. They make the plants and habitat and often become a big headache to the local peasants.

3. Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish Incredible Camouflaged Animals

Though they are named as fish, actually they are not fish. Actually, they are mollusk and very adept in camouflaging. They are one of the most intelligent invertebrates who have a large brain to body mass ratio.

4. Dead Leaf Butterfly

Dead Leaf Butterfly

They are found in whole tropical Asia. They look like almost same as dry leaves when their wings are closed.

5. Egyptian Nightjar

Egyptian Nightjar

They are nocturnal. This bizarre camouflage master generally lies hidden in the dirt during the daytime.

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6. Fantastic Leaf-Tail Gecko

Fantastic Leaf-Tail Gecko

They look like same as the Mossy Leaf-Tailed Gecko.  Madagascar is their homeland.  If you closely observe the picture then you will surely realize how they get their name.

7. Ghost Mantis

Ghost Mantis

The Ghost mantis is primarily found in Africa and Madagascar.  They hunt similar like the wolf spider, waiting persistently for its booty to stumble across its path.

8. Great Grey Owl

Great Grey Owl

Though their size may seem a bit larger to camouflage them, in spite of their big size they are master at camouflaging in the cold northern regions.

9. Leaf Katydid

Leaf Katydid

There are above 6,400 species of the katydid and nearly all of them are extremely adept at camouflaging into their surroundings.

10. Leafy Sea Dragon

Leafy Sea Dragon

They are nearly related to seahorses and are generally seen up and down the coast of Australia and are pretty familiar for their long leaf-like extension which they use for camouflage.

11. Mossy Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Mossy Leaf-Tailed Gecko

They are generally seen in Madagascar. This mossy leaf-tailed geckos can blend them with its environment. They have some dermal flaps which they use to form its new outline.

12. Orchid Mantis

Orchid Mantis

They are primarily found in humid and warm Indonesian rainforests. They are generally found on papaya trees and eat anything it catches.

13. Pale-Throated Three-Toed Sloth

Pale-Throated Three-Toed Sloth

Though they are not well known for camouflaging but this photo captured in South America shows that They are not so bad at blending with their surroundings.

14. Phyllomimus

Phyllomimus

This picture was captured on Mt Trus in Borneo. It’s a picture of a leaf Katydid which can easily blend into its surroundings.

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15. Pygmy Seahorse

Pygmy Seahorse

For their very small size and mastery of camouflage, they have discovered recent times after a close observation of coral upon which it lives in a laboratory.

16. Right Eyed Flounder

Right Eyed Flounder

They lie on the ocean bed on their left side. From their name it’s pretty obvious that they have both eyes on their right side.

17. Southern Rock Agama Lizard

Southern Rock Agama Lizard

Endemic to South Africa, this lizard is familiar for its power to camouflage into its surrounding rocks.

18. Stonefish

Stonefish

They are magnificently adept at blending with its surroundings. They are one of the most poisonous creatures in the world.

19. Wolf Spider

Wolf Spider Incredible Camouflaged Animals

They are master at camouflaging. They wait for their hunts patiently using their camouflage and hunt the unfortunate victims.

20. Dead Leaf Mantis

Dead Leaf Mantis

If you look at this picture closely then you will surely know how they got their name.

Becky Strong is a conservationist who pioneered the movement to preserve African wildlife. She is also a science journalist and wildlife reporter based in Los Angeles who covers stories in animal behavior, wildlife biology, conservation, and ecology.

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