Wildlife photos: Spot the snow leopard

This is from Matthew, of course, who originated the “spot the” series.  Here we have a hidden snow leopard (Panthera uncia) amidst a group of Siberian ibex (Capra siberica). Can you spot it? Answer later on today.

20 Comments

  1. Randall Schenck
    Posted November 21, 2017 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    Yes, very hard to see. Especially since you cannot zoom in on this one. I would rate this one as pretty difficult.

  2. Posted November 21, 2017 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    Those ibex are not looking where they should be looking!

    • ThyroidPlanet
      Posted November 21, 2017 at 9:32 am | Permalink

      Don’t give it away!

  3. Taskin
    Posted November 21, 2017 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    I asked myself, “if I were a leopard, where would I be?” Bingo!

  4. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted November 21, 2017 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    This is an excellent ST_ entry because the picture is also beautiful.

    I spotted it within about 5 seconds of my second viewing.

    … “(he’d) scare them out of their jumpsome lives, he would indeed!”

    • ThyroidPlanet
      Posted November 21, 2017 at 10:15 am | Permalink

      Exact quote:

      … “and when the Giraffe or the Zebra or the Eland or the Koodoo or the Bush-Buck or the Bonte-Buck came by he would surprise them out of their jumpsome lives. He would indeed!”

  5. Posted November 21, 2017 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    Nobody here. Just us rocks.

  6. GBJames
    Posted November 21, 2017 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    I see it. Remarkable!

  7. Posted November 21, 2017 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    Spoiler: Its left eye is at (632, 258).

  8. Posted November 21, 2017 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    I got him/her.

    I would be Leopard lunch. That took me about 90 seconds.

  9. Ken Elliott
    Posted November 21, 2017 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    Nice one! He’s very close to invisible. That’s a scene I would love to have seen in person.

    • DiscoveredJoys
      Posted November 21, 2017 at 10:10 am | Permalink

      Very close to invisible… until he moves.

      An interesting genetic arms race playing off speed to attack/run away, quality of camouflage against visual acuity, patience over opportunity, alertness over grazing, and so on.

  10. Posted November 21, 2017 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    Got it. But if it wanted to eat me I would be dead before I saw it.

  11. Posted November 21, 2017 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    I found it eventually, but I have to admit it took a moment just to find all the ibex!

  12. nicky
    Posted November 21, 2017 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    Indeed, first I thought I saw it, but then I saw it clearly, just somewhat closer than my first suspicion. Took me quite a while, would have been breakfast.

  13. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted November 22, 2017 at 3:19 am | Permalink

    I can’t see him. Anywhere.

    cr


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