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Can you spot the snow leopard hiding in plain sight?



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{A photograph} reveals simply how good at camouflaging the snow leopard is – with the large cat seamlessly mixing in with its environment.

Australian photographer Bobby-Jo Vial spent three days following the leopard by Kibber Nationwide Park, snapping quite a few images alongside the way in which – take a look at the one beneath and see should you can spot the large cat.

Wildlife photographer Bobby-Jo, shared her images of the snow leopard to Fb, with commenters fast to comment how hidden the animal was.

Snow leopards are definitely masters at camouflage, with the WWF saying: 

“Their lengthy fur and fewer distinctive markings that appear to vary form with physique motion make figuring out particular person snow leopards troublesome in comparison with different huge cats like tigers, leopards and jaguars, which have extra distinctive markings.”

The large cat is presently thought of to be a susceptible species, with the WWF estimating that there could possibly be as few as 4,000 leopards within the wild. The precise quantity stays unknown as they’re a quite elusive animal.

The principle threats presently confronted by snow leopards are habitat loss, local weather change, lack of prey, and unlawful poaching.

Snow leopards can presently be present in 12 central Asian international locations, together with India, Nepal, Tibet and China.

They’re the highest predator of their habitats with their prey together with mountain sheep and goats. 

Regardless of their identify, the snow leopard is definitely extra intently associated to the tiger than it’s the leopard.

Not lengthy after the image was taken, Bobby-Jo introduced some unhappy information: “Just a few days after we left Kibber we obtained information that the previous male snow leopard had fallen to his loss of life chasing an Ibex down the aspect of the gorge.”

So, may you discover the snow leopard hidden within the mountains? We definitely struggled, how lengthy did it take you?

Found him!
Discovered him!
Found him!
Wildlife photographer Bobby-Jo shared these images on Fb.

This story initially appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced right here with permission.