Photographer's Quest To Seek Out Nature's Best Camouflage Artists

By Meera Dolasia on January 4, 2013

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With their almost perfect camouflage, these animals are some of the Earth's best masters of disguise. However, while they can hide from their predators they cannot escape the sharp eyes of American photographer Art Wolfe, who has been on a quest to capture them on camera, since the early 1990's.

The Seattle, WA photographer says that finding and filming these clever animals is a painstaking process, one that often takes many hours. However for him, it is definitely worth the time because the thrill of capturing a creature that has managed to blend into its natural habitat so skillfully, is like none other.

His search has taken him to almost every continent in the world - From the deserts of Africa to the rainforests of South America and even, the snow plains of Canada.

Over the years he has snapped so many amazing photos that he has been able to showcase them in two books - A children's book entitled Hiding Out that was first published in 2003 and Vanishing Act, which first came to bookstores in 2005 - Both have been translated into several languages and been extremely popular all over the world.

And, he is not done yet. The 61-year old who also happens to be a television producer continues to unearth nature's beauties under lily pads, dissolved into tree trunks or stealthily awaiting their prey in the white snow! Would you have been able to spot any of them had you not known they were in the photographs? Be sure to let us know, by adding your comments below.

Resources: Huffingtonpost.com,dailymail.co.uk

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  • morganbuchin
    morganbuchin5/20/2014
    I could hardly find the under water one lol
    • wow5/14/2014
      wow i almost couldn't find the giraffe one
      • shinedown
        shinedown5/6/2014
        wow so cool I like the owl one
        • Cool5/6/2014
          AWEOSME
          • Gg5/6/2014
            Nice
            • Sammy5/6/2014
              Cool
              • B baller5/5/2014
                That is beast when I go hunting I wish I could have some camo like that
                • thecattheif
                  thecattheif4/25/2014
                  Is anyone looking for A game of cat and mice?!? Lol just kidding follow me to join the CatTheives where we love books and are sly and sneaky. Thank You For Your Support -From:TheCatTheif
                  • agentpj99
                    agentpj994/17/2014
                    I wish I could hide like that!
                    • krish10
                      krish104/16/2014
                      Wow!

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