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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  • rereswag
    rereswagFriday, February 20, 2015 at 11:51 am
    My friend just did it and she didn't see any of them she only saw the frog. :/
    • rereswag
      rereswagFriday, February 20, 2015 at 11:48 am
      That was really easy and i'm not that bright. :)
      • whalesareboss
        whalesarebossFriday, February 6, 2015 at 10:13 am
        Wow thats really cool
        • CoolFriday, January 30, 2015 at 9:05 am
          Cool camouflage
          • Mike SchimdtWednesday, January 7, 2015 at 10:40 am
            Hey...uh, I took a job at a creepy pizzeria. There are creepy animatronics, help!
            • flabbr
              flabbrThursday, January 15, 2015 at 12:15 pm
              i wanna play that game soo bad
            • nikukyu
              nikukyuFriday, November 14, 2014 at 5:34 am
              I was like, hey, I can't find them!! But then I did. Good work!
              • neonblaze101
                neonblaze101Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 9:29 am
                wow, this is awesome
                • shawnFriday, October 10, 2014 at 5:59 am
                  cool man
                  • morganbuchin
                    morganbuchinTuesday, May 20, 2014 at 6:33 pm
                    I could hardly find the under water one lol
                    • wowWednesday, May 14, 2014 at 2:29 pm
                      wow i almost couldn't find the giraffe one

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