There are some fantastic examples of ungulate predators that have evolved with contrasting colors to create very effective camouflage.
A contrast camouflage breaks up the animals profile and creates visual confusion using a combination of light and dark colors making them unrecognizable to their prey.
The African Wild Dog are one of my favorite examples.
A Leopards legendary spots are another example of effective contrast camouflage.
An Asian Leopard using another form of a contrasting pattern to break up its profile.
Tigers stalk prey in jungle environments effectively using contrast to destroy their large profile.
Snakes display the effectiveness of contrast.
I designed Vias based on these same principas. Instead of trying to match an exact environment, I believe in using dark and light contrasting colors in a Macro-Pattern to make it hard to recognize you as a human at any distance.
This photo is an example of why you must have the light tan in a Macro-Pattern to remain effective at distance. Otherwise, you end up a just a dark mass at 50 yards like other Micro-Patterns.
A contrasting pattern works incredibly well in timber settings where sunlight creates shadows. The hard contrasting Macro Pattern of Vias works at close distances as well, you look right through the human profile.
40 Yards: Center Left
40 Yards: Left of the guide in the center
25 meters dead center
Why did predators not evolve into looking like leaves or sticks if this is the most effective camouflage for hunting ungulates?