Sunday, September 02, 2007

The paradox of camouflaging

I watched a cute story on white lions (the cubs were soooo cute!) on Animal Planet and discovered yet another paradox of nature! :) The program anchor mentioned the fact that white lions find it difficult to camouflage themselves because of their colour. The next second, it dawned on me that camouflaging is a paradoxical act. While some living beings need to have the ability to camouflage themselves to protect themselves from danger, some others actually need to camouflage themselves to make their kill! And yes, these two purposes aren’t mutually exclusive…..the camouflaging ability might serve both purposes for a given living being (think of us humans ;))

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