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When you’re high up in the food chain, nature can be truly awesome. You can stroll around, contemplate its hidden beauties, all without fear of getting eaten. Not all beings are as lucky as us humans, though. To survive, many animals have learned to adapt defense mechanisms, but most often than not the best way to avoid getting killed is not to fight, nor fly, but hide. This is where camouflage comes in.

There are many types of camouflage animals employ. There’s concealing coloration (white rabbits in the snow), mimicry (when they try to look like other more dangerous animals), disruptive coloration (spots, stripes, others patterns – see zebras, leopards) and disguise (blending with the surrounding to look like an object). Below you’ll be amazed to find 10 animals that employ this latter form of camouflage, all of which use tree barks as their target object. Were you able to see

Mossy Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Mossy Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Grey Tree Frog

Grey Tree Frog

Grey Cicada

Grey Cicada

Casque head Chameleon

Casque head Chameleon

Lichen Spider

Lichen Spider

Underwing Moth

Underwing Moth

Peppered Moth

Peppered Moth

Owl Fly Larva

Owl Fly Larva

Eastern Screech Owl

Eastern Screech Owl

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