These animals are trying their utmost to
fool predators by blending into landscapes all over the
Whether they are hunters or the hunted, these cunning animals are all masters of disguise who can fool even the most beady-eyed passer by into believing they are not there.
Some hide under lily pads, some dissolve into the bark of a tree while others slip seamlessly into the snow, either to hide from a hungry predator or silently stalk an unwitting prey.
the deserts of Africa, the rainforests of South America, the mountains of the United States and snow plains of Canada wildlife at its most invisible.
It’s white in front of you! A willow ptarmigan in winter plumage, hidden on a brushy slope near Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.
The animals are trying their utmost to fool predators .
Having a giraffe: A Giraffe in Transvaal, South Africa.
Can’t see the wolf from the trees: A wolf peering out from behind a tree trunk in an autumn Montana forest
Eye spy: A spectacled caiman in Llanos, Venezuela.
Cunning tricks: A Great Horned Owl uses colour in its plumage to disappear in a temperate forest in Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon
An American Pika performs a vanishing act in the Cascade Range of Washington
Leaf me alone: A Mealy or Blue-crowned parrot disappears like just another leaf in the lush Central American rainforest, Chan Chich, Belize
Snake eyes: A horned adder matches the colour of the sand in the Namib Desert, Namibia, where they bury themselves using a swimming motion to disappear beneath the hot surface
Can you spot me? A Leopard conceals herself in vegetation at the base of a tree in Kruger National Park, Transvaal, South Africa
Rock and hole: A gyrfalcon at their nest built on a cliff
A California Ground Squirrel blends in with its rocky environment
Bark and hide: A Great Gray Owl positions itself in front of a similar pattern to take advantage of his camouflage in Oregon, United States
Invisible: A male Spotted Deer disappears among sun-dappled vegetation in Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan, India
Stop monkeying around: A family of Japanese Macaques disappear amid their rocky habitat on Honshu Island, Japan
I’m white over here! White-tailed Ptarmigan in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
The long grass: An Impala hiding in vegetation in Botswana’s Chobe National Park, Africa
A sandy place to hide: A cheetah cub disguised against the Kalahari Desert, South Africa
Water good place to hide: A Common Snipe, well hidden in the shoreline vegetation of a Minnesota stream
wandering tattler chick in Wrangell-Saint Ellias National Park, above.
Out of sight hawk: A nighthawk resting on rocks where it blends into its surroundings in eastern Washington
Snow way I’ll be spotted here: A coyote camouflaged in the surrounding brush at the edge of a snow dusted field, Washington State, USA
Precarious perch: Two Klipspringers camouflaged against a rocky outcrop in Chobe, Botswana
Branching out: A well-concealed blue dacnis takes a rest in foliage in Panama
photos by art wolfe http://www.artwolfe.com/