Camouflage Photos

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African gaboon viper camouflage blends into the leaves of the forest floor.  This heavy-bodied snake is one of the largest vipers, reaching lengths of 4-6 feet (1.5-2m).  It is nocturnal, living in rain forests in central Africa.  Its fangs are nearly 2 inches (5cm) long, Bitis gabonica
African gaboon viper camouflage blends into the leaves of the forest floor. This heavy-bodied snake is one of the largest vipers, reaching lengths of 4-6 feet (1.5-2m). It is nocturnal, living in rain forests in central Africa. Its fangs are nearly 2 inches (5cm) long.
Species: African gaboon viper, Bitis gabonica
Image ID: 12576  
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  
Trumpetfish camouflages itself among the branches of a gorgonian coral (also known as sea rods), Aulostomus maculatus, Plexaurella
Trumpetfish camouflages itself among the branches of a gorgonian coral (also known as sea rods).
Species: Trumpetfish (atlantic), Aulostomus maculatus, Plexaurella
Location: Bahamas
Image ID: 05210  
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  
African gaboon viper camouflage blends into the leaves of the forest floor.  This heavy-bodied snake is one of the largest vipers, reaching lengths of 4-6 feet (1.5-2m).  It is nocturnal, living in rain forests in central Africa.  Its fangs are nearly 2 inches (5cm) long, Bitis gabonica
African gaboon viper camouflage blends into the leaves of the forest floor. This heavy-bodied snake is one of the largest vipers, reaching lengths of 4-6 feet (1.5-2m). It is nocturnal, living in rain forests in central Africa. Its fangs are nearly 2 inches (5cm) long.
Species: African gaboon viper, Bitis gabonica
Image ID: 12575  
African gaboon viper camouflage blends into the leaves of the forest floor.  This heavy-bodied snake is one of the largest vipers, reaching lengths of 4-6 feet (1.5-2m).  It is nocturnal, living in rain forests in central Africa.  Its fangs are nearly 2 inches (5cm) long, Bitis gabonica
African gaboon viper camouflage blends into the leaves of the forest floor. This heavy-bodied snake is one of the largest vipers, reaching lengths of 4-6 feet (1.5-2m). It is nocturnal, living in rain forests in central Africa. Its fangs are nearly 2 inches (5cm) long.
Species: African gaboon viper, Bitis gabonica
Image ID: 12577  
Malagasy ground boa.  The ground boa is the largest boa species in Madagascar, reaching 10 feet (3m) in length.  Its coloration provides excellent camouflage amid rocks, logs and bushy thickets.  It is mainly nocturnal, hunting birds and small mammals, Acrantophis madagascariensis
Malagasy ground boa. The ground boa is the largest boa species in Madagascar, reaching 10 feet (3m) in length. Its coloration provides excellent camouflage amid rocks, logs and bushy thickets. It is mainly nocturnal, hunting birds and small mammals.
Species: Malagasy ground boa, Acrantophis madagascariensis
Image ID: 12594  
Malagasy ground boa.  The ground boa is the largest boa species in Madagascar, reaching 10 feet (3m) in length.  Its coloration provides excellent camouflage amid rocks, logs and bushy thickets.  It is mainly nocturnal, hunting birds and small mammals, Acrantophis madagascariensis
Malagasy ground boa. The ground boa is the largest boa species in Madagascar, reaching 10 feet (3m) in length. Its coloration provides excellent camouflage amid rocks, logs and bushy thickets. It is mainly nocturnal, hunting birds and small mammals.
Species: Malagasy ground boa, Acrantophis madagascariensis
Image ID: 12595  
Twig snake.  The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth.  Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents.  Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits, Thelotornis capensis oatesii
Twig snake. The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth. Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents. Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits.
Species: Twig snake, Thelotornis capensis oatesii
Image ID: 12605  
Twig snake.  The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth.  Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents.  Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits, Thelotornis capensis oatesii
Twig snake. The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth. Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents. Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits.
Species: Twig snake, Thelotornis capensis oatesii
Image ID: 12606  
Twig snake.  The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth.  Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents.  Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits, Thelotornis capensis oatesii
Twig snake. The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth. Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents. Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits.
Species: Twig snake, Thelotornis capensis oatesii
Image ID: 12607  
Twig snake.  The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth.  Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents.  Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits, Thelotornis capensis oatesii
Twig snake. The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth. Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents. Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits.
Species: Twig snake, Thelotornis capensis oatesii
Image ID: 12608  
Twig snake.  The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth.  Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents.  Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits, Thelotornis capensis oatesii
Twig snake. The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth. Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents. Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits.
Species: Twig snake, Thelotornis capensis oatesii
Image ID: 12609  
Twig snake.  The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth.  Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents.  Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits, Thelotornis capensis oatesii
Twig snake. The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth. Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents. Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits.
Species: Twig snake, Thelotornis capensis oatesii
Image ID: 12610  
African gaboon viper camouflage blends into the leaves of the forest floor.  This heavy-bodied snake is one of the largest vipers, reaching lengths of 4-6 feet (1.5-2m).  It is nocturnal, living in rain forests in central Africa.  Its fangs are nearly 2 inches (5cm) long, Bitis gabonica
African gaboon viper camouflage blends into the leaves of the forest floor. This heavy-bodied snake is one of the largest vipers, reaching lengths of 4-6 feet (1.5-2m). It is nocturnal, living in rain forests in central Africa. Its fangs are nearly 2 inches (5cm) long.
Species: African gaboon viper, Bitis gabonica
Image ID: 12737  
Twig snake.  The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth.  Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents.  Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits, Thelotornis capensis oatesii
Twig snake. The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth. Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents. Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits.
Species: Twig snake, Thelotornis capensis oatesii
Image ID: 12816  
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  
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  
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  
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: 14554  
Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Leafy Seadragon.
Species: Leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Image ID: 14555  
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