We found this incredible video made by Science Friday a few weeks ago and it inspired us to delve into our photo archive for images of camouflaged animals…

This is what we found:

Orchid mantis, on orchid showing camouflage, hymenopus coronatus.

An orchid mantis camouflaged on an orchid.

A pair pygmy seahorses, Hippocampus bargibanti, Philippines, Bohol Sea, Pacific Ocean, Panglao Island, Bohol

A pair of pygmy seahorses on coral in the Bohol Sea, Philippines.

Freshwater crocodiles, Northern Territory, Australia, Pacific

Freshwater crocodiles camouflaged among tree roots in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Portrait of a lioness hiding and camouflaged in long grass, looking at the camera, Kruger National Park, South Africa, Africa

A lioness hiding in long grass in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Well-camouflaged katydid (bush cricket) at night in the lowland tropical rainforests of Costa Rica.

A katydid or bush cricket at night in the lowland tropical rainforests of Costa Rica.

Marbled stargazer, Uranoscopus bicinctus, Indonesia, Indian Ocean, Komodo National Park

A marbled stargazer hiding on the seabed in Indonesia, Indian Ocean, Komodo National Park.

Edible frog (Rana esculenta) camouflaged in duckweed

An edible frog camouflaged in duckweed.

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A sleeping owl camouflaged against a tree.

Convolvulus Hawk-Moth, hawkmoth (Agrius convolvuli), Schwaz, Tyrol, Austria, Europe

Convolvulus Hawk-Moth on a tree in Schwaz, Tyrol, Austria.

Indian Langur monkeys, Presbytis entellus, in Banyan Tree in Ranthambhore National Park, Rajasthan, Northern India

Indian Langur monkeys in a Banyan Tree in Ranthambhore National Park, Rajasthan, Northern India.

Orange Marble Starfish (Fromia monilis) camouflaged in coral, underwater photograph, Indian Ocean

An orange marble starfish camouflaged in coral in the Indian Ocean.

Snow hare (Lepus americanus), Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, North America

Snow hare disguised against snow in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.

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