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Image and text:
courtesy of The Institute of Critical Zoologists.

The Blind, Taiheiyo Evergreen Forests, 2008. Institute of Critical Zoologists.

Image and text:
courtesy of The Institute of Critical Zoologists.

The camouflage cloak for contemporary zoologists
Blinds, or nature hides, are often helpful in the pursuit of and observation of wild animals. But what blind is right for the contemporary zoologist?
The Institute of Critical Zoologists offers a variety of solutions and services to zoologists working in the field. One of the most successful product launched is The Blind, an effective camouflage cloak that blends into its surroundings, so that the zoologist is always ‘invisible’ to the animals.
The Blind works on the principle that an object vanishes from sight if light rays striking it are not reflected as usual, but forced to flow around it and carry on, as if it was not there. To make these cloaks, our scientists developed “metamaterials”, meticulously patterned thin metal sheets that can bend light in precisely the right way.
Our cloaks can be used in any environment, ranging from the rain forest, the tundra to the polar arctic.

*The Blind is available on request from the ICZ. Please email for more details.

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February 20