20 Insanely Camoflaged Water Creatures
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Being a water creature that is tasty must be weird. The water creatures who most resemble their environment are the ones who survive. For humans, that would be like being unable to score a date because you look nothing like a lamppost. To illustrate how critical it is that sea creatures stay camouflaged, we found twenty well-hidden examples from the sea:
Do dumb predators ever mistake giant rocks for octopi, and eat them?
Eventually, there will come an animal that enjoys the taste of sand. Then, this ray is doomed.
This shrimp is probably counting on predators to have some sort of seizure when attacking.
This fish is in desperate need of colored contact lenses.
It must be a hassle for an underwater creature to constantly have to live near a tree.
You’d think they’d eventually learn some awesome martial arts with their eight appendages, rather than constantly having to tuck them out of predators’ sight.
We’re confused as to the name, as peacocks love to be seen. Well, maybe not by predators.
Eventually, these water creatures will evolve to perfectly resemble discarded beer cans.
Not every fish could accessorize with a bright feather boa, yet still remain inconspicuous.
We wonder if, in a pinch, this water creature could dart through a fish’s digestive system and emerge alive out the other end.
Hide-and-seek must be boring for these camouflaged fish, because they are always hiding on the sea floor.
What if the spaceship in The Abyss was really a giant octopus? Eight times the terror, that’s what.
This is one of those hyper fish, where if their environment is dull they get anxious.
What happens when an underwater herbivore accidentally chows down on this camouflaged fish?
We’re rooting that, eventually, this octopus learns to just pick a rock up and take it with them at all times.
Coral Reef Fish
Rocks are the fashion moguls of the aquatic world, everyone else is always copying their style.
We’re not sure why a fish would be named after a bird, much less a ridiculous looking fish being named after a bird known for keen eyesight.
We would’ve called it “hide in the sand fish,” but this illustrates how much more exciting scientists are than us.
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