Nature’s Art Of The Disguise In 43 Amazing Animal Photos

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Nature’s Art Of The Disguise In 43 Amazing Animal Photos

Nature's Art Of The Disguise In 43 Amazing Animal Photos
Nature’s Art Of The Disguise In 43 Amazing Animal Photos

Disguise is nature’s way to fight the ongoing war that is life. While some animals have developed ways to kill faster, others have adapted to hide better. Some, on the other hand, employs both a disguise and a swift killing tactic, in this literal arms race of nature.

Nevertheless, National Geographic has compiled this awesome list of photos showcasing this exact phenomenon happening everywhere in nature. And since a photograph speaks more than a thousand words, not much description is needed. Please enjoy!

Eastern Screech Owl. Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia PHOTOGRAPH BY GRAHAM MCGEORGE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Eastern Screech Owl. Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia PHOTOGRAPH BY GRAHAM MCGEORGE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Namib Desert Viper. Namib Desert, Namibia PHOTOGRAPH BY BRIDGENA BARNARD, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Conehead mantis. Kahramanmaras, Turkey PHOTOGRAPH BY MEHMET KARACA, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Anole PHOTOGRAPH BY MICHELE W., NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Soft coral crab. Cabilao, Western Visayas, Philippines PHOTOGRAPH BY AARON M., NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Moth PHOTOGRAPH BY BIPLAB DEBBARMA, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Bluespotted klipfish. Simon’s Town, Western Cape, South Africa PHOTOGRAPH BY PEET J VAN EEDEN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Flatfish. Garðar, Southern Peninsula, Iceland PHOTOGRAPH BY JESSI KINGAN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Southern Stingray. Fernando de Noronha (Distrito Estadual), Pernambuco, Brazil PHOTOGRAPH BY JOÃO ADALBERTO PEREIRA, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Arctic fox. Baie-D’Urfé, Quebec, Canada PHOTOGRAPH BY CHRISTOPHER DORMOY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Caterpillar. Grovetown, Georgia, United States PHOTOGRAPH BY MICHAEL HOGUE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Arabian horned viper PHOTOGRAPH BY VIPIN SHARMA, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Elephants. Jim Corbett National Park, Uttar Pradesh, India PHOTOGRAPH BY DEEPA ALEX, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Pygmy seahorse. Bagalangit, Calabarzon, Philippines PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT GUILD, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Frog. Washington D.C., United States PHOTOGRAPH BY PARAMESWARAN PONNUDURAI, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Spicebush swallowtail caterpillar PHOTOGRAPH BY ELIZABETH FLORA ROSS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Rusty parrotfish and clear cleaner shrimp. Eilat, Southern District, Israel PHOTOGRAPH BY ANNA SHVAB, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Cicada. Phonda, Maharashtra, India PHOTOGRAPH BY GANESH MANDAVKAR , NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Elephant. Tamil Nadu, India PHOTOGRAPH BY KRISHNAN KALPAT, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Anemone shrimp. Indonesia PHOTOGRAPH BY ERIKA ELLIOTT, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Leafy seadragon. Australia PHOTOGRAPH BY CARL CHARTER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Red Sea Moses sole. Eilat, Southern District, Israel PHOTOGRAPH BY ANNA SHVAB, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Grasshopper PHOTOGRAPH BY MICHELE W., NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Great gray owl. Ruhtinaansalmi, Oulu, Finland PHOTOGRAPH BY MAURO MOZZARELLI, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Bobcat. Laredo, Texas, United States PHOTOGRAPH BY GUILLERMO LOPEZ, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Chameleon. Democratic Republic of the Congo PHOTOGRAPH BY KIRKAMON CABELLO, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Crocodile PHOTOGRAPH BY RAAJAN MEHRA, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Cheetah. Ngorongoro, Arusha, Tanzania PHOTOGRAPH BY EKATERINA LUKASH, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Pharaoh eagle owl PHOTOGRAPH BY MOHAMMAD MURAD, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Chameleon. Netanya, Central District, Israel PHOTOGRAPH BY DANIEL DANILOV, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Arctic fox PHOTOGRAPH BY GILLIAN LLOYD, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Collared Scops Owls PHOTOGRAPH BY SAROSH LODHI, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Turaco. Taipei, Taiwan PHOTOGRAPH BY PRADNYA PARALKAR, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Spotted cucumber beetle. New York City, New York, United States PHOTOGRAPH BY IVAN LESICA, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Alligator PHOTOGRAPH BY LISA C. EATON, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Candy crab. Indonesia PHOTOGRAPH BY A D, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Whiskered screech owl. Cave Creek Canyon, Arizona, United States PHOTOGRAPH BY JOEL RHYMER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Katydid. Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States PHOTOGRAPH BY JOE ENENBACH, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Yellow “mangrove” warbler. Road Town, None, British Virgin Islands PHOTOGRAPH BY MARTIN FICKINGER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Weedy seadragon. Flinders, Victoria, Australia PHOTOGRAPH BY RICHARD WYLIE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Mountain hare. United Kingdom PHOTOGRAPH BY FÉLIX MORLÁN GONZÁLEZ, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Soft coral porcelain crab. Anilao, Philippines PHOTOGRAPH BY ERIK LUKAS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
Stingray. Jervis Bay Territory, New South Wales, Australia PHOTOGRAPH BY JORDAN ROBINS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT