10 Amazing Camouflaged Animals

10 Amazing Camouflaged Animals

Top 10 ANIMALS With The Best CAMOUFLAGE If you're new, Subscribe! → http://goo.gl/djmfuX Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Top5BestShow Top 5 Best is the #1 place for all your heart warming stories about amazing people that will inspire you everyday. Make sure to subscribe and never miss a single video! Leave a like for more shark tank, pawn stars, dr. phil, and other tv show business content. On Top 5 Best, we like to help you in mindset productivity, whether it's how to make more money videos, or going over the biggest mansions in the world, we show everything here! Make sure to subscribe for more amazing videos everyday! family friendly pg clean #viralstory #amazingpeople #top5best Not all animals are equipped with weaponry to ward off predators. Sometimes, the best way to avoid being eaten is to make yourself invisible. Today, we will countdown the top 10 animals with the best camouflage. Number one is a no brainer, but still watch out for it. Number 10. The Chameleon Chameleons are by far the most popular camouflagers, if that’s even a word, out there. They are the master of disguise, able to blend into any background — no matter how complex or colorful — whenever they need to escape danger. But there is a very particular reason why it only occupies number 10 on this list; chameleons don’t change color to camouflage themselves. There you go, your childhood ruined. Of course, it is true that chameleons, lacking defenses like a dangerous bite or poisonous skin, aren’t very well protected against predators, so staying hidden does help them survive, but they don’t need to change their colors to do that. When relaxed, they are usually shades of brown, grey, or green, which is already perfect for blending into the background of thei8r natural habitat. Instead, the bright color-changing abilities we know them for are less about protecting the chameleons from danger and more about communication. Bright colors help chameleons communicate how they are feeling, kind of like that mood ring that you wore in middle school was supposed to broadcast how you were feeling. In other words, if a chameleon is angry or fearful, its colors tend to darken, but if it is trying to establish dominance, its colors will brighten. Number 9. The Devil Scorpionfish The Devil Scorpionfish is also known as the False Stonefish. It is a rather ugly unpleasant looking fish and its species name of diabolus which roughly means devil in Latin, is derived from its rather frightening looks. Their coloration is extremely variable and they take on the colors and textures of their surroundings. The skin is warty and full of small flaps. As they are immobile most of the time, algae and other organisms tend to grow on them adding to their camouflage. As with all members of the scorpionfish family, they have poison glands for protection in their dorsal and pelvic fins. They will initially rely on their camouflage when approached by a diver. Provided that they do not feel threatened they will sit dead still. If they feel threatened they will open up their pectoral fins which are brightly colored in an attempt to warn the diver off. If that does not work they will hop away a few feet using their pectoral fins. Their poison is not as powerful as that of the Stonefish and is unlikely to kill a human. Instead one is likely to have extreme pain, nausea and the area affected will go white. Obviously, they are quite hard to spot out in the wild, making it easy for someone to step on them, with disastrous consequences. Ironically, they are easier to spot at night, due to their eyes reflecting light, hence, they are relegated to the number 9 spot on this list. Number 8. The Dead Leaf Butterfly This incredible butterfly can be found – if you look hard enough – from India to Japan; anywhere in the Asian tropics. Its taxonomic name is Kallima inachus but it is also known as the orange oakleaf or Indian oakleaf. Unsurprisingly, its most common name is the dead leaf butterfly. This disguise is intended to confound predators – you can’t eat what you can’t see. The brilliance of the dead leaf butterfly’s disguise is the fact that it hasn’t just nailed the coloring of a dead leaf, it’s got the shape, the midrib, and even the veins figured out, and it all comes together so perfectly Yet just wait and see what appears once it opens its wings. When its wings are open, it reveals a luminous color pattern that can hold its own against the world’s prettiest wings. Unfortunately, due to the dual nature of its wings, its camouflage is only good enough to land it on the 8 th spot on this list. Number 7. The Common Baron Caterpillar If you're a hungry bird in western Malaysia, good luck finding any common baron caterpillars. Plenty of other butterfly larvae blend in with local plants, but few can vanish into vegetation like the baron. Baron caterpillars evolved their elaborate shapes and colors for that single purpose: hiding from predators.

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