Fish shaped rock formation, City of Rocks State Park, Faywood NM, February 17, 2017

Camouflage Imagined

City of Rocks State Park, Faywood NM

February 17, 2017

Camouflage Imagined

What if I imagined a fish whose coloring and conformation evolved over the millenia to resemble it’s rocky underwater world? Does that ever happen? Would such camouflage work?

Mimetoliths

Rocks may come to mimic recognizable forms through the random processes of formation, weathering, and erosion. Most often, the size scale of the rock is larger than the object it resembles, such as a cliff profile resembling a human face. Well-meaning people with a new interest in fossils can pick up chert nodules, concretions or pebbles resembling bones, skulls, turtle shells, dinosaur eggs, etc., in both size and shape.

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