Camoflage Photos

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A small (2 inch) sanddab is well-camouflaged amidst the grains of sand that surround it, Citharichthys
A small (2 inch) sanddab is well-camouflaged amidst the grains of sand that surround it.
Species: Sanddabs, Citharichthys
Image ID: 14936  
Giant kelpfish amidst kelp, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
Giant kelpfish amidst kelp.
Species: Giant kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 01291  
A giant kelpfish swims over Southern sea palms and a kelp-covered reef, mimicing the color and pattern of the kelp leaves perfectly, camoflage, Heterostichus rostratus, San Clemente Island
A giant kelpfish swims over Southern sea palms and a kelp-covered reef, mimicing the color and pattern of the kelp leaves perfectly, camoflage.
Species: Giant kelpfish, Southern sea palm, Heterostichus rostratus
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 25414  
Giant kelpfish in kelp, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
Giant kelpfish in kelp.
Species: Giant kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 05142  
Weedy scorpionfish.  Tropical scorpionfishes are camoflage experts, changing color and apparent texture in order to masquerade as rocks, clumps of algae or detritus, Rhinopias frondossa
Weedy scorpionfish. Tropical scorpionfishes are camoflage experts, changing color and apparent texture in order to masquerade as rocks, clumps of algae or detritus.
Species: Weedy scorpionfish, Rhinopias frondossa
Image ID: 12897  
Weedy scorpionfish.  Tropical scorpionfishes are camoflage experts, changing color and apparent texture in order to masquerade as rocks, clumps of algae or detritus, Rhinopias frondossa
Weedy scorpionfish. Tropical scorpionfishes are camoflage experts, changing color and apparent texture in order to masquerade as rocks, clumps of algae or detritus.
Species: Weedy scorpionfish, Rhinopias frondossa
Image ID: 12898  
Scorpionfish, Rhinopias
Scorpionfish.
Species: Rhinopias
Image ID: 13671  
Scorpionfish, Rhinopias
Scorpionfish.
Species: Rhinopias
Image ID: 13672  
Cabazon.  Large cabazons sometimes lie camoflaged on top of deep rocky outcroppings.  Juveniles are often found in shallow water, Scorpaenichthys marmoratus
Cabazon. Large cabazons sometimes lie camoflaged on top of deep rocky outcroppings. Juveniles are often found in shallow water.
Species: Cabezon, Scorpaenichthys marmoratus
Image ID: 13691  
Cabazon.  Large cabazons sometimes lie camoflaged on top of deep rocky outcroppings.  Juveniles are often found in shallow water, Scorpaenichthys marmoratus
Cabazon. Large cabazons sometimes lie camoflaged on top of deep rocky outcroppings. Juveniles are often found in shallow water.
Species: Cabezon, Scorpaenichthys marmoratus
Image ID: 13692  
Decorated warbonnet.  The elaborate cirri on the warbonnets head may help to camoflage it among the rocks and crevices that it inhabits, Chirolophis decoratus
Decorated warbonnet. The elaborate cirri on the warbonnets head may help to camoflage it among the rocks and crevices that it inhabits.
Species: Decorated warbonnet, Chirolophis decoratus
Image ID: 13705  
Decorated warbonnet.  The elaborate cirri on the warbonnets head may help to camoflage it among the rocks and crevices that it inhabits, Chirolophis decoratus
Decorated warbonnet. The elaborate cirri on the warbonnets head may help to camoflage it among the rocks and crevices that it inhabits.
Species: Decorated warbonnet, Chirolophis decoratus
Image ID: 13706  
Decorated warbonnet.  The elaborate cirri on the warbonnets head may help to camoflage it among the rocks and crevices that it inhabits, Chirolophis decoratus
Decorated warbonnet. The elaborate cirri on the warbonnets head may help to camoflage it among the rocks and crevices that it inhabits.
Species: Decorated warbonnet, Chirolophis decoratus
Image ID: 13712  
Mosshead warbonnet.  The moss-like protrusions on its head (cirri) may provide some camoflage effect, Chirolophis nugator
Mosshead warbonnet. The moss-like protrusions on its head (cirri) may provide some camoflage effect.
Species: Mosshead warbonnet, Chirolophis nugator
Image ID: 13713  
Mosshead warbonnet.  The moss-like protrusions on its head (cirri) may provide some camoflage effect, Chirolophis nugator
Mosshead warbonnet. The moss-like protrusions on its head (cirri) may provide some camoflage effect.
Species: Mosshead warbonnet, Chirolophis nugator
Image ID: 13714  
Matamata turtle.  The fringed flaps along the head and neck of this unusual turtle look like weeds or algae and help the animal to stay camoflaged until prey swims by, Chelus fimbriata
Matamata turtle. The fringed flaps along the head and neck of this unusual turtle look like weeds or algae and help the animal to stay camoflaged until prey swims by.
Species: Matamata, Chelus fimbriata
Image ID: 13972  
A small (2 inch) sanddab is well-camouflaged amidst the grains of sand that surround it, Citharichthys
A small (2 inch) sanddab is well-camouflaged amidst the grains of sand that surround it.
Species: Sanddabs, Citharichthys
Image ID: 14004  
A small (2 inch) sanddab is well-camouflaged amidst the grains of sand that surround it, Citharichthys
A small (2 inch) sanddab is well-camouflaged amidst the grains of sand that surround it.
Species: Sanddabs, Citharichthys
Image ID: 14005  
Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Leafy Seadragon.
Species: Leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Image ID: 14468  
Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Leafy Seadragon.
Species: Leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Image ID: 14469  
Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Leafy Seadragon.
Species: Leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Image ID: 14470  
Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Leafy Seadragon.
Species: Leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Image ID: 14471  
Tropical scorpionfishes are camoflage experts, changing color and apparent texture in order to masquerade as rocks, clumps of algae or detritus, Rhinopias
Tropical scorpionfishes are camoflage experts, changing color and apparent texture in order to masquerade as rocks, clumps of algae or detritus.
Species: Rhinopias
Image ID: 14496  
Tropical scorpionfishes are camoflage experts, changing color and apparent texture in order to masquerade as rocks, clumps of algae or detritus, Rhinopias
Tropical scorpionfishes are camoflage experts, changing color and apparent texture in order to masquerade as rocks, clumps of algae or detritus.
Species: Rhinopias
Image ID: 14497  
Speckled sanddab, which can alter its color and pattern to better camoflage itself against the sandy bottom on which it lies, Citharichthys stigmaeus
Speckled sanddab, which can alter its color and pattern to better camoflage itself against the sandy bottom on which it lies.
Species: Speckled sanddab, Citharichthys stigmaeus
Image ID: 14498  
Speckled sanddab, which can alter its color and pattern to better camoflage itself against the sandy bottom on which it lies, Citharichthys stigmaeus
Speckled sanddab, which can alter its color and pattern to better camoflage itself against the sandy bottom on which it lies.
Species: Speckled sanddab, Citharichthys stigmaeus
Image ID: 14499  
Frogfish, unidentified species.  The frogfish is a master of camoflage, lying in wait, motionless, until prey swims near, then POW lightning quick the frogfish gulps it down
Frogfish, unidentified species. The frogfish is a master of camoflage, lying in wait, motionless, until prey swims near, then POW lightning quick the frogfish gulps it down.
Image ID: 14511  
Frogfish, unidentified species.  The frogfish is a master of camoflage, lying in wait, motionless, until prey swims near, then POW lightning quick the frogfish gulps it down
Frogfish, unidentified species. The frogfish is a master of camoflage, lying in wait, motionless, until prey swims near, then POW lightning quick the frogfish gulps it down.
Image ID: 14512  
Frogfish, unidentified species.  The frogfish is a master of camoflage, lying in wait, motionless, until prey swims near, then POW lightning quick the frogfish gulps it down
Frogfish, unidentified species. The frogfish is a master of camoflage, lying in wait, motionless, until prey swims near, then POW lightning quick the frogfish gulps it down.
Image ID: 14513  
Frogfish, unidentified species.  The frogfish is a master of camoflage, lying in wait, motionless, until prey swims near, then POW lightning quick the frogfish gulps it down
Frogfish, unidentified species. The frogfish is a master of camoflage, lying in wait, motionless, until prey swims near, then POW lightning quick the frogfish gulps it down.
Image ID: 14514  
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