Camouflaged animals play hide-and-seek

Stare at these pictures for long enough and you might just spot some clever creatures playing an impressive game of hide and seek. These amazing animals are true masters of disguise blending effortlessly into their environment as a means of survival in the natural world. From frogs to fish and bugs to birds this collection of images shows the animal kingdom's outstanding ability to blend into the background.

1) A White Crab Spider lies in wait for its prey.


2) A Fantastic Leaf-tailed Gecko, also known as a Satanic Leaf-tailed Gecko hides in Andasibe-Mantadia National Park in Madagascar.

Photo: Thomas Marent / ARDEA / CATERS NEWS

3) An Orchid Mantis sits on a flower.

Photo: Bill Coster / ARDEA / CATERS NEWS

4) A Leaf Katydid, also known as a Sylvan Katydid makes itself look like a leaf in San Cipriano Reserve in Colombia.

Photo: Thomas Marent / ARDEA / CATERS NEWS

5) A Southern Rock Agama Lizard hides in South West Namibia.

Photo: Geoff Trinder / ARDEA / CATERS NEWS

6) A Great Grey Owl perching on a branch.

Photo: M. Watson / ARDEA / CATERS NEWS

7) A Speckled Sanddab blends in with the pebbled ocean floor.


8) A Bat-faced Toad hides amongst dead leaves in Amacayacu National Park in Colombia.

Photo: Thomas Marent / ARDEA / CATERS NEWS

9) This Mossy Leaf-tailed Gecko is barely visible as it lies on a tree in Montagne dAmbre National Park in Northern Madagascar.

I bet it will take too much time for you guys to find this one :D

Photo: Thomas Marent / ARDEA / CATERS NEWS

10) A Righteye Flounder camouflages itself on the seabed.

Photo: VT-8454 / ARDEA / CATERS NEWS