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show nature´s disappearing
act when predators are near
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Can you spot the ´invisible
animal´? Incredible images
show nature´s disappearing
act when predators are near

Daily Mail [UK], by Matt Blake

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Posted By:Ribicon, 12/27/2012 10:44:02 PM

Whether they are hunters or the hunted, these cunning animals are all masters of disguise who can fool even the most beady-eyed passer by into believing they are not there. Some hide under lily pads, some dissolve into the bark of a tree while others slip seamlessly into the snow, either to hide from a hungry predator or silently stalk an unwitting prey. But the one thing from which they cannot hide is the all-seeing camera lens of photographer Art Wolfe. He has spent over 35 years roaming the deserts of Africa, the rainforests of South America, the mountains

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Remarkable works of creation. My favorite is the Great Gray Owl, who appears to be part of the tree.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 12/27/2012 11:09:24 PM     (No. 9086847)

The snipe was the most difficult to find.
Beautiful photos. Thanks for posting.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thelmalou, 12/27/2012 11:25:37 PM     (No. 9086864)

As I often tell my nephews, it´s evolution. Nope, no Creator there. /extreme sarcasm off


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Reply 3 - Posted by: smcchk, 12/27/2012 11:51:36 PM     (No. 9086892)

#1, I gave up finding the snipe.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: WI Cynic, 12/28/2012 12:02:27 AM     (No. 9086900)

Let´s go on a snipe hunt!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Japanorama, 12/28/2012 1:07:19 AM     (No. 9086947)

Can you spot the snake in the Oval Office?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: kono, 12/28/2012 3:33:11 AM     (No. 9086976)

What creeps me out is how even the adder´s eyes match the color of that sand.

Excellent series. Snipe took a lot of time to find. But Horned Owl was hidden by shadows more than plumage color.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Melody, 12/28/2012 6:00:38 AM     (No. 9087020)

Something enjoyable here for a change. Thanks.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: pineledger, 12/28/2012 6:22:45 AM     (No. 9087027)

Thank you for posting these amazing images.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Really?, 12/28/2012 6:23:23 AM     (No. 9087028)

Not sure that picture of the monkeys should have gotten past the censors. "Monkeying around" ?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 12/28/2012 7:18:00 AM     (No. 9087063)

Since most predators rely on motion, blending in and sitting still is a very effective method of survival. A perfect example of natural selection. He who blends in better lives to procreate another day. It´s all about passing on genes to the next generation.
The snipe is in the lower left corner. Its head is turned back along its body.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: revdeppisch316, 12/28/2012 8:04:08 AM     (No. 9087127)

#5-- can you let go of the political angst for one article! Me neither. I see the snake in the Oval office, the ass in the state department, the lemmings in the congress, and the fox heading the dept. of justice.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/28/2012 8:29:33 AM     (No. 9087157)

Powerful depiction of how resilient wild creatures can be. I once took a photo in the Sierras of my son holding a just caught trout. Not until we got the photo developed did we see the mule deer standing a few yards beyond.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: feziwig, 12/28/2012 8:52:46 AM     (No. 9087200)

My poor color perception made it a little more difficult, but enjoyed the outstanding photography. As mentioned before, the snipe was the most difficult, and I´m still not sure.

Enjoyed trying to find the animal/bird before reading the text.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Catherine, 12/28/2012 9:11:11 AM     (No. 9087225)

I didn´t find the snipe because I didn´t think they were real. I did find everything else, tho.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Grady, 12/28/2012 9:30:41 AM     (No. 9087264)

The man in the picture was pretty easy to find.


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