Damn, Mother Nature: A Squid Instantly Turning Itself Transparent

October 4, 2018

This is a short gif of a squid that, when removed from the water, instantly turns itself transparent. Or semi-transparent. "Translucent?" I don't know what that means. Then, with a little shake, it returns to its original color, presumably because it already knows it's been caught, so why bother trying to hide anymore? Honestly, I feel the same way. "Then why are you still under your desk?" Shhhhhhh!

Keep going for a gif with a higher frame rate for the full effect.

Squid turns transparent

Thanks to Peter J, who agrees being able to hide in plain sight is a valuable skill to master.

  • Deksam

    Nature's version of liquid crystal display.

  • Adibobea9

    More like it was scared stiff and turned white with fear…

  • skeptic

    Is that how my calamari disappears when I turn my back for a few seconds?

  • Closet Nerd

    That is amazing

  • The_Wretched

    I wonder why they don't just leave. That's one of the flying species. Also, looks like a yummy lunch.

  • 600k?

    Squid turns transparent..The squid was already transparent when he was the dark color... -_-

  • GeneralDisorder

    That's the kind of transparency we need in elected officials. I'll vote squid no matter what office it's running for.

  • Munihausen

    Something a bit fishy about this video...

  • TheQiwiMan

    Ya gotta be squiddin’ me!

  • Rob G

    HA HA HA~!!!

  • Jenness

    I wish I had the ability to do this at parties and work functions.

  • James Mcelroy

    Damn Squid, you so crazy.

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