How do animals change their colors?

Have you noticed that sometimes when you look at nature, you don’t realize there are animals looking back at us? Do animals only change their colors to hide themselves? No, there are many reasons why they change colors. Watch to find out why and how animals change their colors! #STEMvee

[Video Description: Barbara, a white woman wearing a black long-sleeved shirt, is sitting in the foreground and the background has a window (center), few plants (left and right), and a chair (right).

0:41 – A photo (on the left) of a rock ptarmigan standing on rocks. The bird sports brown plumage with a white underside.

01:55 – A photo (on the right) of a rock ptarmigan standing in the snow. The bird sports snowy white plumage with red and black markings near its eye.

02:10 – A photo (on the left) of a chameleon sitting on a person’s finger. The chameleon has yellow, green, and orange colors on its body along with vertical blue stripes.

03:01 – A photo (on the left) of a chameleon sitting on a tree branch. The chameleon is mostly green with a white stripe transversing its body.

03:15 – A photo (on the right) of a chameleon sitting on a tree branch. The chameleon is yellow colored with vertical red stripes and a white stripe transversing its body.

03:43 – Three photos (on the left) of cephalopods. The top photo shows an orange octopus spreading its arms in the water column. The middle photo shows a mottled brown/white squid swimming in the water column. The bottom photo shows a tan/brown striped cuttlefish swimming in the water column.

04:20 – A photo (on the left) of a brilliantly rainbow-colored cuttlefish in the front of a black background.

04:33 – A photo (on the left) of a golden tortoise beetle with a metallic golden hue underneath a clear exoskeleton.

05:08 – A photo (on the left) of a golden tortoise beetle with a metallic golden hue underneath a clear exoskeleton.

05:27 – A photo (on the right) of a golden tortoise beetle with red hue underneath a clear exoskeleton.]

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