Seven years ago, famed nature photographer Art Wolfe (along with Barbara Sleeper) published a book Vanishing Act, showing pictures of animals he took around the world over the last four decades. A selection of his pictures recently appeared in the online Daily Mail, and I’ve put eight of them below. In each an animal is hiding.
Find the animal in each picture and name it (don’t forget the Latin binomial!), but each commenter gets to name only one, and when all 8 are guessed, well, you’ve still had the pleasure of sussing out the beasts. The Mail site has the identification and location.
This isn’t hard, but it does show that even a bit of crypsis goes a long way toward protecting you from predators or avoiding detection by prey.
Go to Wolfe’s website to see some splendid examples of his work, which includes landscapes, people, and animals.