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Camouflage is an important survival tactic for many animals.
Disruptive coloration, or camouflage by wild patterns, breaks up an animal's outline and helps it blur into its surroundings.
Dolphins use counter shading, a type of camouflage that plays against natural shadows and light.
And, the number of new camouflage patterns to hit the market over the past decade or so can add to the confusion of the retailer who wants to cash in on these sales, but who knows little about all of the current popular patterns.
The so-called "Tiger Stripe" jungle pattern opened the door to a whole new way of thinking about camouflage.
Easily the biggest change in hunting camouflage has been the rapid popularity of the vertical bark patterns.
Still, even most softwood barks display a vertical pattern and while the shades may by slightly different than the shades of Crumley's original Trebark camouflage, a hunter dressed in Trebark and standing against practically any tree trunk will virtually disappear in the eyes of most game.
Trebark is today's best selling camouflage and most major hunting clothing manufacturers currently offer their products in this pattern.