JUN 21, 2016 02:12 PM PDT

10 Masters Of Disguise: Animal Edition

WRITTEN BY: Xuan Pham
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The ability to stay hidden is a valuable asset in the animal kingdom. Animals that can blend in with their surroundings avoid being another animal's dinner. And, equally as important, being near invisible allows these animals to prey on unsuspecting victims. In all cases, camouflage significantly increases animals' survival, and thereby ensuring that they can pass their genes on to the next generation.

How cunning are these camouflage tricks? Surprisingly sophisticated, actually. Over years of evolution, some animals have adapted to blend into their surrounding so well that they've fooled even scientists. And we're not talking the garden-variety chameleon either. Watch the video to learn about 10 animals that are masters in the art of camouflage!
About the Author
  • I am a human geneticist, passionate about telling stories to make science more engaging and approachable. Find more of my writing at the Hopkins BioMedical Odyssey blog and at TheGeneTwist.com.
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