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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  • BlahTuesday, June 6, 2017 at 9:44 am
    Cool
    • ??Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 9:42 am
      Sick 🔥
      • ??Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 9:41 am
        That's so cool, the pics r lit
        • Rob Monday, June 5, 2017 at 9:57 am
          Those are cool photos.
          • DakotaMonday, June 5, 2017 at 9:57 am
            This is really cool I love all the photos! It's really cool on how the animals can blend in with the trees and leaves!!!❤️🌿🌲🌍
            • LillyMonday, June 5, 2017 at 9:54 am
              It is so cool, in class we are learning about this photographer. He is amazing. He inspires me to make PHOTOS like this.
              • dragonbladeMonday, May 8, 2017 at 6:40 am
                cool
                • jacobjacob
                  jacobjacobTuesday, January 31, 2017 at 7:57 am
                  that's a nice picture
                  • BMonday, May 23, 2016 at 11:21 am
                    How cam you catch all these animals. Do you have a special camera?
                    • BMonday, May 23, 2016 at 11:19 am
                      Thats so awsome

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