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Camouflage Collection

"Unseen Warriors: The Art of Camouflage" In the world of aviation, the Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Tempest aeroplanes soared through the skies

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Tempest aeroplanes

Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Tempest aeroplanes
Supermarine Spitfire Mk. 1, Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb, and Hawker Tempest aeroplanes, all in camouflage paint. 1940s

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Westland Whirlwind aeroplanes

Westland Whirlwind aeroplanes
Westland Aircraft Ltd, Whirlwind aeroplanes, mostly in camouflage colours. 1940s

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Leafy Sea Dragon - South Australia

Leafy Sea Dragon - South Australia
VT-8913 Leafy Sea Dragon South Australia Phycodurus eques Endemic. rare. Valerie & Ron Taylor Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageCamouflage Collection: British aircraft camouflage, 1941

British aircraft camouflage, 1941
British aircraft camouflage, showing how the colours appear to merge into their surroundings, 1941. Date: 1941. Aircraft include Blenheim Bomber, Hudson Bomber, Wellington Bomber, Skua Bomber

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Leafy seadragon (Phycodurus eques) male carrying eggs, swims over seagrass meadow

Leafy seadragon (Phycodurus eques) male carrying eggs, swims over seagrass meadow. Wool Bay, Edithburgh, South Australia. Gulf of St Vincent

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Great Dane on chequred background

Great Dane on chequred background

Background imageCamouflage Collection: De Havilland Mosquito Bomber Aircraft, WW2

De Havilland Mosquito Bomber Aircraft, WW2
RAF De Havilland Mosquito Bomber Aircraft, WW2 Date: 1942

Background imageCamouflage Collection: British gunners, Battle of the Somme, WW1

British gunners, Battle of the Somme, WW1
British gunners in action during the Battle of the Somme, First World War. Their guns are on " Percy Scott" mountings, with rather colourful camouflage paint. Date: 1918

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Varanus komodoensis, Komodo Dragon, rear view

Varanus komodoensis, Komodo Dragon, rear view

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Supermarine Type 350 Spitfire aeroplane

Supermarine Type 350 Spitfire aeroplane
Supermarine Type 350 Spitfire H.F. Mk. VI aeroplane in camouflage colours. 1940s

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Illustration of butterflies and green caterpillars on plant and flower stems

Illustration of butterflies and green caterpillars on plant and flower stems

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Native American Indian Buffalo Hunt Under the White Wolf Ski

Native American Indian Buffalo Hunt Under the White Wolf Skin. An Indian stratagem on the level prairies. Date: ca. 1858

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Woodcock Scolopax ruticola Norfolk winter

Woodcock Scolopax ruticola Norfolk winter

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Chelsea Arts Club Ball

Chelsea Arts Club Ball
An impression of the Dazzle Ball of the Chelsea Arts Club held to celebrate the Allied victory at the end of World War One. Costumes were inspired by the dazzle

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Picture No. 11993245

Picture No. 11993245
Peppered Moth - on Lichen - Cornwall - UK Date:

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Olympic arrives at Halifax, WW1, dazzle painting

Olympic arrives at Halifax, WW1, dazzle painting
The troopship Olympic arrives in Halifax, Nova Scotia with a cargo of 6000 Canadian soldiers. It was the premier troopship in the world and throughout the First World War transported 70

Background imageCamouflage Collection: WW1 - Aircraft Carrier - HMS Argus - Camouflaged

WW1 - Aircraft Carrier - HMS Argus - Camouflaged - served in Royal Navy 1918-1944. Converted from an Ocean Liner under cnstruction at the start of WW1. Date: circa 1918

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Black panther (black leopard) (Panthera onca), Montana, United States of America

Black panther (black leopard) (Panthera onca), Montana, United States of America, North America

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Handley Page Harrow K6962 aeroplane

Handley Page Harrow K6962 aeroplane in camouflage colours. 1940s

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Boeing B-17 aeroplane

Boeing B-17 aeroplanes, one in blue, the other in camouflage colours. 1940s

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Gaboon Viper, West Africa. Colours camouflaged to match forest floor

Gaboon Viper, West Africa. Colours camouflaged to match forest floor
PM-10099 Gaboon Viper - colours camouflaged to match forest floor West Africa Bitis gabonica Pat Morris Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Strix aluco, Tawny Owl perched on tree branch

Strix aluco, Tawny Owl perched on tree branch

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Hemiscyllium ocellatum, epaulette shark

Hemiscyllium ocellatum, epaulette shark
Ff. 56. Pencil sketch by Herman Dietrich Sporing made during Captain James Cooks first voyage to explore the southern continent 1768-1771

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Snowshoe Hare MH233

Snowshoe Hare MH233
TOM-1306 Snowshoe Hare Yukon, North America Lepus americanus Tom & Pat Leeson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageCamouflage Collection: A pair of RAF Supermarine Spitfire Fighters

A pair of RAF Supermarine Spitfire Fighters - stalwarts of the British air force throughout WW2 and instrumental in the victories of the Battle of Britain. Date: circa 1941

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Plumed Basilisk (Jesus Christ Lizard), named because it can run some meters over water; Arenal

Plumed Basilisk (Jesus Christ Lizard), named because it can run some meters over water; Arenal, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Panther chameleon on a branch

Panther chameleon on a branch

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Barn owl (Tyto alba), captive, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Barn owl (Tyto alba), captive, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Green lizard (Podarcis pityusensis)

Green lizard (Podarcis pityusensis), Formentera, Balearic Islands, Spain, Mediterranean, Europe

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Malaysian Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) pink colour morph, camouflaged on an orchid

Malaysian Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) pink colour morph, camouflaged on an orchid. Captive, from Malaysia

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Malaysian Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) white colour morph camouflaged on an orchid. Captive

Malaysian Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) white colour morph camouflaged on an orchid. Captive. Originating from Malaysia

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Household Cavalry Regiment on Ex Iron Scout 3 on Salisbury Plain

Household Cavalry Regiment on Ex Iron Scout 3 on Salisbury Plain
Pictured are soldiers from C Sqn Household Cavalry Regiment and their Scimitar Vehicle driving into standing water during Exercise IRON SCOUT 3

Background imageCamouflage Collection: William Heath Robinson drawing showing soldiers unaware of the camouflaged famous Stonehenge

William Heath Robinson drawing showing soldiers unaware of the camouflaged famous Stonehenge moving around in Wiltshire. Date: 1941

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Picture No. 12479521

Picture No. 12479521
Spotted wobbegong, Orectolobus maculatus swimming Date:

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Tawny owl (Strix aluco) perched in Yew tree, UK, captive

Tawny owl (Strix aluco) perched in Yew tree, UK, captive

Background imageCamouflage Collection: A male Leafy Seadragon (Phycodurus eques) carrying eggs. Wool Bay, Edithburgh, South Australia

A male Leafy Seadragon (Phycodurus eques) carrying eggs. Wool Bay, Edithburgh, South Australia, Gulf of St Vincent, November

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) juvenile shaking off snow after rolling around on the pack ice

Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) juvenile shaking off snow after rolling around on the pack ice, arctic coast, 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, Beaufort Sea

Background imageCamouflage Collection: 539 Assault Squadron performing a beach assault

539 Assault Squadron performing a beach assault
Pictured are Royal Marines and Royal Navy Personnel from 539 Assault Squadron performing a beach assault from an Offshore Raiding Craft (ORC) in Harstad, Norway

Background imageCamouflage Collection: WW2 poster, German Junkers JU 188 fighter plane

WW2 poster, German Junkers JU 188 fighter plane
Poster, German Junkers JU 188 fighter plane with sectional views and annotations. 1944

Background imageCamouflage Collection: German King Tiger tank

German King Tiger tank

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Illustration of Speckled Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis), freshwater fish of Salmon family

Illustration of Speckled Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis), freshwater fish of Salmon family, also known as Brook Trout

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Illustration of life cycle of Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio machaon) from pupa and caterpillar

Illustration of life cycle of Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio machaon) from pupa and caterpillar, to adult butterfly

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Bristol Beaufighter Mk. 1F aeroplane

Bristol Beaufighter Mk. 1F aeroplane
Bristol Beaufighter Mk.1F MM856 aeroplane in camouflage colours. 1940s

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Mountain hares (Lepus timidus) boxing in snow, Scotland, UK, December

Mountain hares (Lepus timidus) boxing in snow, Scotland, UK, December

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Two Arctic hares (Lepus arcticus) fighting, Northeast Greenland National Park, Greenland

Two Arctic hares (Lepus arcticus) fighting, Northeast Greenland National Park, Greenland. Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009: Mammal Behaviour category: Runner-up

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Blue Spotted Stingray (Dasyatis kuhlii, also known as Kuhls Stingray

Blue Spotted Stingray (Dasyatis kuhlii, also known as Kuhls Stingray

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Leafy Seadragon (phycodurus eques) Male

Leafy Seadragon (phycodurus eques) Male
leafy sea dragon (phycodurus eques) male carrying egg clutch under tail. Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Background imageCamouflage Collection: Vietnamese Mossy Frog - camouflaged in moss - controlled conditions 14489

Vietnamese Mossy Frog - camouflaged in moss - controlled conditions 14489
BB-2504 Vietnamese Mossy Frog - camouflaged in moss Theloderma corticale controlled conditions Brian Bevan Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only



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"Unseen Warriors: The Art of Camouflage" In the world of aviation, the Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Tempest aeroplanes soared through the skies, their sleek frames blending seamlessly with the clouds. Meanwhile, beneath the ocean's surface, a Leafy Sea Dragon in South Australia effortlessly concealed itself among swaying seaweed. Not to be outdone, Westland Whirlwind aeroplanes mastered the art of disguise as they patrolled above enemy territories during World War II. Similarly, attendees at the Chelsea Arts Club Ball adorned themselves in elaborate costumes that transformed them into living works of art. During times of war, British aircraft camouflage became crucial for survival. In 1941, the Supermarine Type 350 Spitfire aeroplane donned intricate patterns to evade detection from enemy eyes. On land, Woodcock Scolopax ruticola sought refuge in Norfolk's winter landscape by adopting its surroundings' earthy tones. The De Havilland Mosquito Bomber Aircraft played a pivotal role in World War II with its ability to strike undetected. Its camouflage allowed it to blend seamlessly into both day and night skies. Similarly, British gunners on the battlefields of Somme relied on clever concealment techniques to gain an advantage over their adversaries during World War I. Nature too boasts masters of disguise; Varanus komodoensis - better known as Komodo Dragons - expertly hide within their environment using cryptic coloration and mimicry tactics. Butterflies and green caterpillars gracefully adorn plant stems while remaining hidden from predators' prying eyes. Finally, Native American Indian Buffalo Hunt Underneath White Wolf Ski showcases how indigenous communities utilized camouflaged clothing and strategic positioning during hunts – harnessing nature's secrets for sustenance and survival.