Category: Visualization & visual journalism

Disruptive camouflage

When you look at a Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) in isolation it looks boldly-striped—the antithesis of what you'd expect from an animal trying to blend into its background. But in natural settings the black-and-white stripes work very effectively to break up the silhouette of the bird, making it surprisingly hard to spot against the background. At Hammonsasset ...

Megan Jaegerman forest wildlife diagram (detail of a portion of the diagram).

Superb visual explanations

Edward Tufte on the brilliant datagraphics of former New York Times visual journalist Megan Jaegerman. Superb diagrams and visual explanations.