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Photographer Captures Leopard Camouflaged On Hillside And People Struggle To Spot It

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Photographer Captures Leopard Camouflaged On Hillside And People Struggle To Spot It

A photographer in India managed to capture the perfect optical illusion after snapping a leopard chilling on the hillside - completely camouflaged among the rocky landscape.

Abhinav Garg, 34, had no idea he'd managed to catch the leopard in his photos on 5 June until he got home and took a closer look.

He'd been told about the leopard by locals while visiting the Aravali Hills in Jaipur, western Rajasthan state, India, and took his camera down to see what he could find.

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However, he waited hours for a sighting with no luck - or so he thought.

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The amateur photographer, who is from New Delhi, said: "It was really the best camouflaged animal I had seen in my life."

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Abhinav was on a visit to a temple when locals told him about a leopard sighting in the area.

The web engineer said: "It was lovely weather on a Saturday evening and we reached the temple around 5pm. This temple is surrounded by Aravali Hills and temple priest told us many stories of leopard sightings.

"While returning from the temple few villagers were discussing about leopard sitting on the rock in hills opposite the temple."

Excited to see if he could photograph the big cat, he placed his camera facing a rocky patch on a hill and waited.

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But after several hours, he'd been unable to spot the leopard and decided to leave.

It was only when Abhinav transferred the photographs onto his computer that he realised he actually had managed to capture the leopard on camera, after spotting it lurking in the scenery.

He continued: "We also tried to see the leopard but we could not spot it despite waiting for some time. We decided to leave as it was getting dark and I clicked some random shots of hills without sighting leopard.

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"After returning home, I transferred all pictures on my laptop and started zoom in them.

"To my utter surprise, I found a leopard resting on rock which was not visible from naked eyes earlier.

"I had not seen a leopard before and I was really excited to spot it."

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Well, there you go. If you struggled to spot the leopard in the picture, it's hardly surprisingly as Abhinav couldn't even see it when it was right in front of him.

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And it would appear many others also found it hard to see where the animal was, after Abhinav posted the photo online.

Sharing the image on the Sanctuary Nature Foundation Facebook page, he wrote: "Spot the cat. Put Yes if spotted."

One simply commented: "Can't spot."

Another wrote: "Yes, that was hard lol."

A third said: "I think yes...But need validation."

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Topics: News, illusion, Animals

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