Mysterious Nature – Mimicry and Camouflage

Camouflage is a vital strategy to avoid predators and to stalk prey, two situations in which the animal does not want to be detected.

An effective camouflage strategy, called cryptosis, is to display adaptations that make it unnoticed through immobility and patterns of coloration. Mimicry is to resemble other organisms, inedible, in its environment to obtain functional advantages.