Natures wonders: Razzle dazzle camouflage (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 18:02 (2086 days ago) @ dhw

Nature can do anything:

"'Motion dazzle' camouflage uses bold geometric patterns in an attempt not to blend in, but to confuse observers. Theoretically, these patterns make it difficult to judge speed and trajectory. Zebras' stripes may be an example of this camouflage, though that's never been proven — their bold black-and-white stripes also repel flies, which may be their main function. Motion dazzle camouflage isn't about blending in, as blend-in camouflage stops working as soon as an animal moves. A similar type of camouflage is disruptive or edge camouflage, which similarly uses bold patterns to confuse the eye even when an animal is in motion."

http://www.livescience.com/41659-razzle-dazzle-camouflage-fools-eye.html?cmpid=556084


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