Culture Art & Media Photo: The Bold Beauty of a Cardinal By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 Arvo Poolar / Flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community Our photo of the day comes from Ontario, Canada. Many animals do all they can to blend in. The inventiveness of Mother Nature's camouflage skills are breathtaking, from cateroillars that look like scary snakes to octopuses that can make themselves look like the ocean floor. But then there is the cardinal. The cardinal seems to say, "camouflage, schmamouflage, LOOK AT ME!" Not afraid to be noticed, the male cardinal's vibrant red stands out against white snow and green trees for all the world (and lady cardinals) to see. So thank you for that, cardinals, your fans are ever grateful. Photo: Arvo Poolar Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group. Alternatively, send it to email@example.com with "photo of the day" in the subject line.