Animal Camo: Can You Find the Animals Hiding Out in These Images?


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When sitting still, this Vietnamese mossy frog could pass for, you guessed it, a clump of moss. But if you hear these little guys — spanning up to about 3.5 inches (9 centimeters) — don’t be fooled, as they can throw their “voices” some 10 to 13 feet (3 to 4 meters). So they’re not likely resting where you hear them. (Image credit: Shutterstock)

Be very careful

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This wolf spider is hiding out in the rocks in Shark Bay, Western Australia. (Image credit: Auscape/UIG/Getty)

Daisy lover

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A tiny critter likes to hang out with the flowers. This yellow crab spider (Misumena vatia) perches on a Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) flower, waiting for tasty insects to land. The spider nabs the unsuspecting insects as they go after the flower's nectar. (Image credit: Sandra Standbridge/Getty)

Yellow Longlure Frogfish

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This lumpy oddball hides out in coral reefs, hidden from its prey. To lure in tasty prey, the yellow longlure frogfish "walks" on its fins and wiggles the first spine of its dorsal fin (called the illicium) "like an angler with bait," according to the Florida Museum. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
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