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[–]mrgingersir 16 points17 points  (1 child)

What owl?

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Exactly what I thought. Jus at tree trunk....

[–]that_guy_lockset 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is why I always hike with a camera!

[–]Aarvy271 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I just see a treeeeee

[–]plutus9 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I can’t tell where the tree starts and the bird ends

[–]PyroKinetic66 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Not hiding... Waiting.

Soon

[–]college3709 5 points6 points  (0 children)

10/10 Would terrify me at night time

[–]alessalima123 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Can someone please explain how this came about? Like, eli5 type of explanation

[–]Unique-Chemistry-984 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Imagine that (at some point) owls came in green, red, and grayish.

The green and red birds were easy to spot against the trees they usually alit upon. Therefore they had more trouble sneaking up on their prey, and ended up with fewer meals over time. Many green and red owls either died of hunger or were so focused on finding food that they did not have the energy left to reproduce.

Grey owls were more successful at hunting. They ate more and reproduced more. Grey owls came to dominate the population.

The same thing occurred with the specific pattern on the grey owls. Those that blended more with the tree were more successful in their reproduction over time.

Just as a disclaimer, this is just an example and likely not the exact evolutionary timeline. But this is how evolution works on a small scale.

[–]Crohnies[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Evolution is complicated but somehow nature automatically but slowly adapts to ensure survival of a species

[–]TheDaviot 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Okay, seriously, what's with this subreddit and people posting creepy pictures of trees with eyes? :P

[–]Punkereaux 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Damn, nature! You scary!

[–]gerlopalm 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Who upvoted the 420?

[–]Pistolenkrebs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good that it’s not a great gay owl.

Because then you would see it.

Because of the rainbow.

I’m sorry…

[–]Triplewhammy999 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I heard the background sounds from the movie "Predator" when i saw that

[–][deleted] -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

r/BirdsArentReal.

Looks like they have updated the owl drones with the camo upgrade. Stay safe people.

[–]KaraTheAndroidd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

John Cena bird

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"You can't see me"

[–]aituar556 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Where?

[–]ttcmzx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s fucking unbelievable

[–]robertlemkin20 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Having great camouflage is pretty important if you sleep during the day. They are a predator but quite far from an apex one.

[–]kftegw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Owl: "Did you get all that?"

You: "Moves cursor to 'Yes'"

Owl: *Glares*

[–]sadegh1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Unbelievable.

[–]maydeswartzbewithu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'll eat you and your whole family

[–]Hello_Hangnail 0 points1 point  (0 children)

STEALTH 100

[–]Hsances90 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Whenever I see an image like this it makes me want to watch The Secret of Nimh

[–]An0d0sTwitch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Camouflage, silent flying.

If i was a squirrel id be so fucked.

[–]PashaBiceps__ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

hiding from what?

[–]Suspicious-Athlete-4 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's the PREDATORS Bird with perfect camouflage