Camouflage in Nature - Military Disguise
The art of camouflage is disguise. On this page we look at what the animal kingdom has to offer, then turn our attention to how that cunning animal Homo sapiens tries to hide and conceal himself.
Lounge lizard? Guy in the next life?
Several chameleon species are able to change different colours which can include pink, blue, red, orange, green, black, brown, yellow and turquoise. Recent research indicates that they do not typically change their colour for reasons of camouflage, but use colour changes as a method of communication, including to make themselves more attractive to potential mates.
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More Natural Camouflage in Nature
In nature, animals are extremely adept at camouflage as can be seen from these selected photos.
Malaysian Tree Frog
The armed forces have naturally adopted camouflage to hide themselves. Disguise and mis-direction are classic military tactics, sometimes they result in funny camouflage situations. For example:
General Smith: Why didn't I see you at camouflage training today?
Army At Rest (below) and Army Snow Camouflage (right)
Perhaps this soldier is getting ready to be carpeted? The camouflage is so good, if it was not for those boots Guy would have missed him.
Can you tell us who these men are? Do you know the nature of their mission?
Taiwanese soldiers display their new "digital" camouflage during a press conference held in Taipei in June 2011.
The pattern, Will and Guy have learned, is entitled "digicam", and it was devised using small micro patterns for effective disruption and aims to make soldiers harder to spot.
We imagine this military disguise would work very well in certain environments.
Guy wonders if this officer is the fashion police.
Another failed camoflage try
A Funny Camouflage Joke to Make You Laugh
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Gordon, an occasional hunter, visits a gentleman's outfitters and asks, 'Do you sell camouflage jackets?'
'Yes, indeed,' replies the salesman, unfortunately we can't find them.'
Elephants Put Out to Grass
Humour: Have a Laugh At These Funny Aspects of Concealment
Camouflaged Pigs - see the complete story here
Even Coca Cola camouflages itself when involved in desert activity
Here we have a completely different slant on Coca Cola camouflage - but camouflage it is.
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