Can you spot the leopard hiding in this photo? It’s driving the internet wild


This leopard in Rajasthan in India has become an internet sensation with its ability to become almost undetectable despite of its size and trademark spots.

The animal was spotted by photographer Sudhir Shivaram whilst he was exploring the small town called Bera. As Mr Shivaram is skilled a photographer he was able to position the cunning animal off centre in the picture to make it even harder to spot.

The 43 year old photographer explained that he had visited the area in the hope of seeing the big cat. He told the Time of India: “The place is really popular with leopards because of its rocky terrain.”

“The leopard had come out of its den and was resting.

“I maintained a good distance from it so it wasn’t disturbed.

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“I took the photo with the leopard slightly off-centre, so it’s really difficult to find.

“Only a few people could spot it after a while.

“Many guessed wrong, while some even thought there wasn’t anything in the pic.”

He added: “The leopards are so well camouflaged in the habitat.

“They are the most adaptive animals and can easily service on smaller mammals, birds and sometimes local cattle.

“As long as we do not disturb them, they will not interfere in our lives and will co-exist.”

Following on from a count of leopards back in 2014, The Times of India reported that the spotted cat population is somewhere between 12,000 and 14,000 spread throughout the country.


Sudhir Shivaram/Caters News


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