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Evolution has provided many defense mechanisms for animals, but none are as interesting to observe as camouflage. Check out these 10 examples of camouflage in nature.

1.  Leaf Insect
leaf insect
 
2.  Katydids
katydid india
 
3.  Ghost Mantis (Phyllocrania Paradoxa)
phyllocrania paradoxa F subadult
 
4.  Dead Leaf Mantis
dead leaf mantis, bristol zoo
 
5.  Green Caterpillar (Eufidonia Convergaria)
Eufidonia convergaria larva
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Eufidonia_convergaria_larva.jpg
 
6.  Stonefish
stonefish
http://thunderstruckobservatory.com/kwajreef.html
 
7.  Leafy Sea Dragon (Phycodurus Eques)
Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
 
8.  Dead Leaf Butterfly (Kallima Inachus)
Orange Oakleaf, Kallima inachus
 
9.  Egyptian Nightjar (Caprimulgus Aegyptius)
egyptian nightjar
 
10.  Flounder
flounder
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Moondigger
 
Do you have any others that you’d add to the list?

 

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