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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! If you're a ninja, you can't let people know that you're a ninja because that just defeats the whole purpose of being ninja. As a ninja you have to remain hidden and unseen. There's probably a ninja right behind your computer right now, hacking into your files and deleting your online existence. You never know.

But you don't have to be a human to be a ninja. Sometimes the best ninjas are the ones we don't even consider: like the giraffe, the fish and the spider. These animals camouflage themselves in plain sight. You can't see them, BUT THEY SEE YOU. They observe you and analyze you and when the time is right they decide if they should eat you or let you live. And all you can do is hope and pray that it's the  latter.

Below are some animals whose camouflage skills are much to be desired and feared. Check them out.


1.) The Walking Flower Mantis


This pink mantis is the same color as an orchid, which helps it be stealthy for unsuspecting prey.

2.) This bird isn't super well-hidden up close (and it doesn't look pleased to be spotted), but from farther away or above, it would be more difficult to spot.




3.) The Walking Leaf Insect


Its camouflage continues when it moves, too: when it walks, this bug wobbles back and forth to mimic the motion of a leaf blowing in the wind.


4.) The Lantern Fly


This little guy is hard to see, unless you startle it. Its wings open to reveal some mean-looking eye spots.


5.) The Walking Stick


The walking stick bug looks just like, well, a stick. They also move slowly to look like twigs swaying in the wind.


6.) The Giraffe


Not only does its color and pattern help it blend into the trees, but so does its overall shape.


7.) The Impala


Sharing a color with much of the landscape, the impala can blend into wooded surroundings. If spotted, it's also got some serious speed to help it get away from predators.


8.) The Lizard


This lizard blends in by chilling on a tree trunk. Lizards can also hold their positions for quite some time.


9.) The Arctic Fox


Stealthy all year, the arctic fox sheds its white coat in spring and turns a deep brown to blend in with the snowless landscape. In winter, it grows white fur to blend in with the snow. This blending ability helps it sneak up on prey.


10.) The Other Lizard



This lizard's pattern also resembles tree bark, but its coloring is more suited to the trees in its region. Even its eyes, though shiny, are a similar color.


11.) The Snake


On top of blending in with the ground for a sneak attack, snakes can also move quickly and silently.


12.) The Moth


This moth blends in with the pale gray wood of this tree. The same species of moth, if living in different areas, can adapt to their surroundings by evolving into different colors.


13.) The Spider


Unless you're on the lookout for its shiny little eyes, you'd completely miss this guy.


14.) The Leopard


Instead of hiding from predators, the leopard's spots help it blend in so it can better stalk its prey. The spots resemble the shadows of leaves on the ground.


15.) The Alligator


Alligators lie in wait, looking a lot like waterlogged pieces of wood. They're hoping some hapless animal will decide to step on them.


16.) The Fish


We bet you can't even find this one.


17.) The Leaf Litter Mantid


Instead of a flower or a live leaf, this insect looks like a decomposing leaf, allowing it to sneak across the forest floor unseen.