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Animal Camouflage in PopSci Answered

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Check out this neat slideshow of insane examples of adaptive camouflage I found on PopSci!
It's really incredible stuff.

Example: Alaskan tundra shot - can you find the rock ptarmigan?

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It's round, and slightly right of center.

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lemonie (author)2009-02-22

I have a low opinion of PopSci magazine I think it's the "pop" aspect that does it. But no, I can't see the bird - unless it's the round-ish-object lower right?

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Goodhart (author)lemonie2009-05-05

Yeah, the old Popular Science format was always interesting....their changes to imitate maker magazines and forums isn't so nice.

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lemonie (author)Goodhart2009-05-05

It's the dodgy-advertising in the print version that puts me off (and shallow content) L

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Kaiven (author)2008-11-09

ptarmigans are interesting. In the winter, the birds turn white, so thry are once again camouflaged.

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piepieburger (author)Kaiven2009-05-05

you have an awesome user name

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=SMART= (author)2008-11-10

wait.... dont you guys have morphing/colour-changing abilities ??? no ? ah well guess its just me 'n the bird..

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AnarchistAsian (author)=SMART=2008-11-12

i don't need camouflage, i've got ninja skillz...

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AnarchistAsian (author)=SMART=2008-11-13

no, u haz camo skillez... i haz ninja skilez...

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Plasmana (author)=SMART=2008-11-11

Yes, they can change to white during the winter.

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Magnelectrostatic (author)2008-11-13

I saw it the second I looked at the picture but I thought it was a turtle....

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AnarchistAsian (author)2008-11-07

you mean that round, oddly patterned thing that is slightly towards the bottom right corner of the center of the pic?

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Plasmana (author)AnarchistAsian2008-11-09

Yep, that is the ptarmigan bird...

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AnarchistAsian (author)Plasmana2008-11-09

it's a BIRD??????!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG OMG OMG amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Plasmana (author)AnarchistAsian2008-11-11

Yeah, that bird is really cool...

It is so well camouflaged with the rocks that it took me a long time to find it... :-)

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AnarchistAsian (author)Plasmana2008-11-11

it didn't take me long, since it was round, and differently patterned, but when i found out it was a bird, that just blew me away... *get's blown away*

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Plasmana (author)2008-11-09

Wow! That bird has a really amazing camouflage among the rocks!

It took me a long while to find it... :-)

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Shadowmang (author)2008-11-07

Those are neat specially that one I almost couldn't find it.

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