By Grant Jacobs 18/02/2013

Last week Alison tagged me* in a post where an artist had used his hands to present animals.

In his work, the artist had effectively camouflaged his hands – at a glance we see the animal.

In response to Alison’s post, here’s a video of animals that change their camouflage in response to their environment. They’ve got incredibly malleable skin, changing both it’s colour and surface texture. See if you can see the octopus in the opening scene:


Alison and I sometimes play a friendly game challenging the other to out-do what we’ve found on-line. It’s been a while: we’re both short on free time (her with pesky student enrolments and me with reading the literature).

Other articles in Code for life:

It’s a small, small world (and three wise monkeys)

Seeing the wind

Dear journalists and editors, (again)

Sea stars and mosaics

Epigenetics – introductory explanations