Watching the video of the mimic octopus in class was awesome, and its camouflage ability is remarkable. I thought it was amazing that the octopus could not only change the coloring and texture of its skin, but it was also really interesting that it could change its shape to mimic a different species entirely.
As soon as I saw the changing ability that the octopus had I thought of the chameleon. Chameleons can change color by expanding or contracting cells in their skin that contain different pigments. They use this to blend in to their surroundings to hide from predators. They also change their colors and patterns during social displays in order to either ward of angry males or to attract females. I find the variety of colors and patterns that a chameleon can mimic to be very interesting. A good example of the live-action color changing ability a chameleon has is the guerrilla ad RayBan did by putting different color sunglasses in front of a chameleon while they watched it adapt to the patterns.