The most inconspicuous animals on the planet
• The most inconspicuous animals on the planet
Camouflage - this is the main mechanism of camouflage for predators and their prey. Natural camouflage is required for a surprise attack, and the other animals because of it can literally "disappear" and escape from danger. Acquainted with these masters of disguise closely.
1. On the left is rock agama, which lives in Namibia. This lizard changes color and can blend into any background. On the right you can see the pygmy seahorse, which can hide in coral, adjusting its color is the color of marine invertebrates. This baby lives in the waters of Indonesia.
2. Lichen spider - secretive hunter, masking the color of tree bark. Woody camouflage allows it to hunt from an ambush. A nightmare for all Arachnophobia live in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia.
3. This butterfly-lasiocampidae. He masquerades as fallen leaves, so it is easy to occur. These insects do not have a mouth, so their life expectancy is only 2 days. During this gentle time they need to have time to find a partner for reproduction, hiding from predators by masking hardwood. Moth-lasiocampidae can be found in Switzerland.
4. This Colombian Toad also has a leafy camouflage. But frogs can not instantly change color, like other animals, so the camouflage shift they spend a lot of time.
5. On the left we see albacore skorpenu that lurking among the rocks. Its habitat area is in the Indian Ocean and South Pacific. And right there is the crocodile, hiding from the eyes of visitors to the zoo in Phuket.
6. Right-sided flatfish - quite a formidable predator that perfectly merges with the bottom.
7. This pygmy puff adder. She lives in Namibia and southern Angola. As we can see the viper perfectly blends with the sand. But, fortunately, African viper venom is not lethal to humans.
8. SCORPIO hiding among the rocks in the vast waters of the Pacific Ocean. In some species of fish spotted coloring, some - red or bright orange so that you can merge with the corals.
9. A little eerie "person" fish-astrologer looks for prey on the seabed in Australia. Dark brown color helps them to be invisible, but just to be sure they are still on top of his head buried in the sand.