Masters of Disguise

Masters of Disguise -

“To ensure that they get laid, the smaller males of the giant Australian cuttlefish (Sepia apama) sometimes become drag queens. Their trick is to impersonate females in both appearance and behavior. In the blink of an eye, their skin becomes mottled, they hide their masculine fourth pair of arms underneath their body, and they position their other arms like an egg-laying female.” —From "These Males Are Cheating Animals," by Alex Riley for Nautilus, on the incredible lengths animals will go to in the quest to pass on their genes

6 years ago