Camouflage
Camouflage is the use of any combination of materials, coloration or illumination for concealment, either by making animals or objects hard to see (crypsis), or by disguising them as something else (m...
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A Poisonous Frog Hiding In Plain Sight
The poison dart frog may be the world’s most poisonous animal on earth, but the bold warning of its skin also doubles as camouflage.
Cosmetologist camouflages her hand onto her face, and it's incredible
Krysti Ellen is a freelance cosmetologist and self-taught body painter.
These Carnivorous Worms Catch Bugs by Mimicking the Night Sky
The glow worm colonies of New Zealand's Waitomo Caves imitate stars to confuse flying insects, then trap them in sticky snares and eat them alive.
Scientists discover how ocean fish magically disappear. Now the Navy wants to know
A study released Thursday says that two ocean fish reflect polarized light from their skin in a way that makes them seemingly disappear from predators' view. The U.S. Navy funded the study as part of ...
Understanding The Firefly’s Glow
Researchers at Yale, Connecticut College, and the University of Buffalo have determined the chemical processes at play when a firefly converts the chemicals in its body into a backyard light show. Res...
Squid Inspires Camouflaging Smart Materials
The research team, from the University’s Department of Engineering Mathematics, have designed a smart materials system, inspired by biological chromatophores, which creates patterns that change and mo...
Bioluminescence Is Making Tasmania Look Like A Different Planet
Parts of the shoreline around the city of Hobart, Australia have been glowing an otherworldly fluorescent blue at night. Photographers and scientists have flocked to southern Tasmania to enjoy the phe...
Animals - masters of mimicry
Wildlife photographer Alex Hyde’s first scientific training to learn how to find animals that do not really want to be found. Alex is not averse to even more people look at this amazing ability to cam...
20 Unbelievable Animal Camouflage Examples
Animals are masters of disguise, so if you are a beginner wildlife photographer, you may be missing a lot of creatures around you. Ways to blend with the surroundings are mostly defined by the habits ...
Mesmerizing Bioluminescent Coast
We've seen blue bodies of water, but nothing quite like this! Astrophotographer Phil Hart captured a mesmerizing series of images featuring an unbelievable, y…
Captivating Portraits of Luminous Underwater Creatures
These underwater portraits of creatures who inhabit the sea are filled with such character and life. Hawaii-based photographer Joshua Lambus documents the amazing…
25 Incredible Camouflaged Animals
From chameleons to stonefish these 25 incredible camouflaged animals take the idea of blending in to a whole new level!
Bioluminescence
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Crypsis
In ecology, crypsis is the ability of an organism to avoid observation or detection by other organisms. It may be either a predation strategy or an antipredator adaptation, and methods include camoufl...
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Disruptive Pattern Material
Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM) is the commonly used name of a camouflage pattern used by the British Armed Forces as well many other armies worldwide, particularly in former British colonies.The ma...
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Countershading
Countershading, or Thayer's Law, is a form of camouflage. Countershading is the pattern of animal coloration in which an animal’s pigmentation is darker on the upper side and lighter on the underside ...
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Dazzle camouflage
Dazzle camouflage, also known as razzle dazzle or dazzle painting, was a family of ship camouflage used extensively in World War I and to a lesser extent in World War II and afterwards. Credited to ar...
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Military camouflage
Military camouflage is the use of camouflage by a military force to protect personnel and equipment from observation by enemy forces. In practice, this means applying colour and materials to military ...
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Mimicry
In evolutionary biology, mimicry is a similarity of one species to another which protects one or both. This similarity can be in appearance, behaviour, sound, scent or location. Mimics are found in th...
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Ship camouflage
Ship camouflage is a form of military deception in which a ship is painted in one or more colors in order to obscure or confuse an enemy's visual observation. Several types of marine camouflage have b...
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Strichtarn
Strichtarn a Military camouflage pattern which was developed in 1960, in East Germany. It was used between 1965 and 1990.
Strichtarn is designed for use in all seasons in central Europe.
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Scientists discover how ocean fish magically disappear. Now the Navy wants to know
A study released Thursday says that two ocean fish reflect polarized light from their skin in a way that makes them seemingly disappear from predators' view. The U.S. Navy funded the study as part of ...
Raphaël Dubois
Horace Raphael Dubois (1849, Le Mans-1929) was a French pharmacologist known for his work on bioluminescence and anesthesia. He coined the terms proteon and bioproteon, from the Greek "Proteon" for m...
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Animal Coloration (book)
Animal Coloration, or in full Animal Coloration. An account of the principal facts and theories relating to the colours and markings of animals, is a book by the English zoologist Frank Evers Beddard,...
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Coelenteramine
Coelenteramine is a metabolic product of the bioluminescent reactions in organisms that utilize coelenterazine. It was first isolated from Aequorea victoria along with coelenteramide after coelenterat...
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Naxia tumida
Naxia tumida, the little seaweed crab, dresser crab, or decorator crab, is a small crab of the family Majidae (with a carapace up to 4 centimetres or 1.6 inches in diameter) that is common in rocky in...
Defense in insects
Insects have a wide variety of predators, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, carnivorous plants, and other arthropods. The great majority (80–99.99%) of individuals born do not survive to...
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World War II US Navy dazzle camouflage measures 31, 32 and 33: destroyers
Dazzle camouflage of warships was adopted by the U.S. Navy during World War II, following research at the Naval Research Laboratory. Dazzle consists in painting obtrusive patterns on vertical surfaces...
World War II US Navy dazzle camouflage measures 31, 32 and 33: destroyers - Wikipedia