TIL that countershading is a method of camouflage in which an animal’s coloration is darker on the upper side and lighter on the underside of the body. This pattern is found in many species of mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, and insects, both predators and prey

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  1. Reverse countershading is also pretty interesting.

    It’s a particular type of [aposematism](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aposematism), or warning coloration, in which the light markings are on top.

    This is seen in animals like skunks and the honey badger, and is basically a big warning sign telling potential predators that you’re not worth messing with.

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