It seems hiding in plain sight would be risky business in our hostile and unforgiving world. But few strategies for survival are as effective as camouflage. Countless species of wildlife including birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, insects have adapted diverse methods of camouflage for offense as well as defense.
When photographing wildlife you want your subject to stand out in your picture, to attract attention. But not always, sometimes you can increase the impact of your photograph if the viewer has to work a little. This is especially true for dramatic examples of wildlife that are using camouflage for their survival, for them it’s a matter of life and death.
If possible check out several different angles when these rare opportunities present themselves. By moving a few yards and photographing the perching great gray owl from a different position. I was able to get a better photograph of the owls awesome camouflage.