Hugh B. Cott

Hugh B. Cott (Ashby Magna, Leicestershire, 6 July 1900 – 18 April 1987, Stoke Abbott, Dorset), born Hugh Bamford Cott, was a British zoologist, an authority on both natural and military camouflage, and a scientific illustrator and photographer. Many of his field studies took place in Africa, where he was especially interested in the Nile crocodile.

During the Second World War, Cott worked as a camouflage expert for the British Army and helped to influence War Office policy on camouflage. His 1940 book Adaptive Coloration in Animals was popular among serving soldiers.

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