Topic: camouflage

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Pygmy Seahorses: Masters of vibrantly-colored coral camouflage

The vibrant colors of thumbnail-sized Pygmy Seahorses have always been aligned with the brilliant oranges or purples of the Gorgonian sea fan corals that they're found camouflaged with, but until biologists at San Fra...

The Leaf Mimic Katydid

this Leaf Mimic Katydid really commits to its ability to hide in plain sight. Filmed in the in the Ecuadorian Amazon's Yasuni National Park, it's holding as still as possible. From Krulwich Wonders: They're not c...

Hawksbill turtle snacks on a jellyfish

Swim in a reef off the coast of Thailand’s Ko Phi Phi Ley where critically endangered Hawksbill turtles have a stronger population than in most places. Earth Touch cameraman Stewart Whi...

BeetleCopter in the Serengeti

A few years ago, U.K. wildlife photographer William Burrard-Lucas started building a series of remote controlled DSLR camera vehicles as a DIY project. Named the BeetleCam, it’s now be...

The Leaf-tailed Geckos (Uroplatus) of Madagascar

Enjoy a fascinating, detailed look at the Leaf-tailed Geckos (Uroplatus) of Madagascar and their camouflage capabilities in this video by conservation photographer and biologist Ryan M. Bolto...

Amazing camouflage: Uropyia meticulodina

A master of camouflage, Uropyia meticulodina is a 45-55 mm moth that may (or may not) be found imitating a dead leaf on the forest floors of China and Taiwan. There are more camouflaged...

The tiny glass frog of Costa Rica

The size of a human fingernail, this tiny glass frog in Costa Rica is a wonder to watch. In this clip from the Discovery Channel’s Speed of Life, you can see the glass frog’s rice g...

Planet Paraguay: The spectacular common potoo

Watch Biologist Dr Jonny Miller introduce the spectacular common potoo. It’s brown, blends in, and doesn’t move much… so why is it so spectacular? Exactly for those reasons. The common potoo is a c...

The Sea’s Strangest Square Mile

Yay!! for clear underwater footage of unusual animals, (yes, even when they’re busy eating each other for lunch), via jtotheizzoe: The Sea’s Strangest Square Mile Sit back and let your eyes soak up ...

The tawny frogmouth at the Brookfield Zoo

What is a tawny frogmouth? The Brookfield Zoo in Chicago welcomed two tawny frogmouth chicks in early July, 2012. For reasons unknown, the parents, Eunice, who is on loan from Riverbanks Zoo in South Carolina, and...

Soft-bodied robot that uses camouflage

From Ed Yong at Discovery Magazine:  The camo-bot is an upgraded version of a soft-bodied machine that strode out of George Whitesides’ laboratory at Harvard University last year. That white, translucent machine am...

Indian Walking Sticks

Tommi Vainionpaa keeps Indian Walking Sticks (Carausius Morosus) as pets. They are about 10cm long each, perhaps as long as 15cm if you include their legs. He filmed them eating, climbing and trying to hide in plain...

Orchid Mantis

Meet the Orchid Mantis. Native to Malaysia, they camouflage with flower petals, specifically white and pink ones. “In this way the mantis can remain unseen for predators such as birds and at the same time can ca...

Robust Ghost Pipefish camouflage

The Robust Ghost Pipefish’s capacity for camouflage never ceases to amaze me! We came upon this adult pair, the smaller is the male, first, out in the open, and then swimming near some vegetation in the p...

Ornate Ghost Pipefish

Meet the Ornate Ghost Pipefish. A relative of seahorses, they are brilliantly colored and beautifully distinctive. This video needs to be seen full screen. The Ornate Ghost Pipefish or Solenostomus paradoxus is ...

The incredible camouflage skills of the Mimic Octopus

Meet the mimic octopus, the first octopus found that impersonates other animals. Living in the tropical seas of Southeast Asia, it was not discovered officially until 1998, off the coast of Sulawesi. The octopus m...

Science Friday: Octopus Camouflage!

THAT camouflaged octopus! The story and science behind the famous animated gif.  From Science Friday.