Artist Johannes Stoetter is world famous for using body paint to create amazing animal creations, turning human into chameleons and frogs.
He's so good he was the 2012 Bodypainting World Champion!
Freak us all out by disappearing into your surroundings. Post a pic and challenge others to find you. For inspiration check out stick insects, who do excellent impressions of errr ... sticks.
Find a background to disappear into. It could be a park, the beach, or on a nature trail or a surface like a tree or lawn – any place you can magically merge with! Think like an animal or insect and think about how you might be able to blend in to help you hide.
Once you reckon you’ve got your background sussed, grab anything you need from the environment and then head home to whip up your disguise.
Time to sort your disguise out = whatever it takes to make you vanish!
Use coloured clothing, material, body paint, leaves, branches, mud, walnuts, manure* ...
*Really really think hard before deciding to use manure!
Blending in can be as simple as covering a limb in loose leaf litter or as complicated as changing your colour like a chameleon.
Return to your spot with a few minutes to settle in, then stay still.
After an arranged time, get someone to come over and take a photo of you hiding in plain sight: if they can find you!
Make sure you ARE actually there, as opposed to just pretending to be a camouflage master by not turning up …
No harm in trying the pull the wool over the Wild Eyes' judges eyes though!
If the only eyes you can see are wild eyes then that's OK!
Upload your camo-tastic photo to the Wild Eyes judgment panel to earn points towards your next level!
See how many friends you can manage to hide in one place, take a photo and post your own ‘Where’s Wally’ photo.
How many people can you see here?
1. It can take a lot of body paint to paint a body, so could keep it simple and focus on an arm, hand, face or leg.
2. If you’re too hard to find, start farting. (That way your seekers can use their sense of smell instead of sight to find you.)
All animals and plants have specific adaptations that help them survive in the place they live (e.g. a kiwi has nostrils at the end of its beak for sniffing out grubs from the soil). Camouflage is like an animals’ built-in disguise kit.
For example, the night parrot kākāpō has mossy green feathers that are the same colour as the mossy green bush,
As Kermie the kākāpō says: "it ain't easy to be seen when you're green!".
Camouflage works for both sides in the battle for survival. Prey animals use it to avoid getting eaten, while at the same time predators use it to keep from being seen by prey until it's too late. Which makes you wonder if most of the time nobody sees anything?! Check out this gallery of dodgy creatures and see if you can you spot nature's best blenders.