cool critter camo

29 03 2009

It’s been a while since I put up any pictures of camouflage in nature, so it is fortunate that the Scienceray web magazine has just published an article by Chan Lee Peng on that very subject.

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I particularly like this photo of some ibex against a rock strewn mountain side, demonstrating both the effectiveness of their khaki coloured, countershaded bodies at blending, and the magical way that their black-and-white striped legs can break up and disappear against a ‘noisy’ background.

More fantastic pictures of leaf mimics and disruptively patterned creatures here.


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31 03 2009
Allan

Ah! How sweet, a baby Ibex!

12 04 2009
strikehold

There’s two baby Ibexes actually. 😉

12 04 2009
Allan

So there is! I wonder if they are twins?

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