February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
Camouflage can also be about just breaking up the outline to confuse an onlooker. Take zebras. One zebra is pretty much a sitting duck. But in a herd of stampeding zebras, the black and white patches jumping back and forth as the zebras cross back and forth might cause a lion to have to think about where to strike, and by that time, the zebra is out of reach.
Also check out the camouflage that warships used in the early 20th century. Same theory. I’m not sure how well it worked. It didn’t do HMS Hood any good. But it was used until anti-shipping missiles made the whole idea obsolete.