Category Archives: spot the ________

Here’s the leopard!

Did you spot the Persian leopard in the tweet-picture below? استار یعنی این …. می تونین پلنگ را بین صخره ها پیدا کنین ؟Incredible camouflage of a Persian #leopard at #Tandoureh NE #Iran — Mohammad Farhadinia (@MSFarhadinia) January 20, 2018 Here it is!

Spot the Persian leopard!

(Note: the original title, which went out over email, was “spot the snow leopard,” but this is a regular leopard; see below.) Here’s a tweet from Mohammad Farhadinia asking you to spot the Persian leopard (Panthera pardus tulliana; I had no idea that “African” leopards were in Asia, which shows how ignorant I am).  I’ll put […]

Here are the bugwalleys!

Did you spot the lizards? One was obvious; the other not. Here’s the reveal from reader Michelle Pearse: I’ve enlarged the section at the upper left showing the hard-to-spot one, raised up on its front legs: And the bird, as several readers guessed, was a ruddy turnstone (Arenaria interpes) in winter plumage.

Spot the bugwallys!

We have two biology quizzes today. This one is a “spot the. . .” post, but Matthew has a more challenging quiz to follow shortly. First, what is a bugwally? Reader Michelle Pearce, who sent the photo, explains: Seen on a recent Turks and Caicos island escape from the cold Canadian winter: spot the curly-tailed lizards! […]

Spot the seals!

Reader Peter sent a “spot the” photo from Kiwiland. His notes: I took this photo of three seals lying on the rocks at Oamaru, New Zealand. Click to enlarge: Can you spot all three? Because this isn’t too hard, I’ll put the reveal below the fold.

Here are the snow leopards and their prey!

by Matthew Cobb From top left: a group of bharal (or Himalayan blue sheep), a Himalayan ibex, snow leopard 1, snow leopard 2. There is also a blob at about 4 o’clock of snow leopard 1 that is probably a rock, but if you squint, looks like a third cat…

Spot the snow leopards (and their prey)

by Matthew Cobb To celebrate Jerry’s birthday while he’s in India, here’s a ‘spot the’ item that involves cats and India. This picture from the Indian Himalayas was taken by @devender_chauh a Range Officer in the Spiti Wildlife Division and posted on Tw*tter by @snowleopard_ncf. There are two prey species in this photo, and two snow leopards. For full […]

Here’s the snow leopard!

That wasn’t too hard, was it? I’ve circled the cat:

Spot the snow leopard

This picture comes from a tweet by Shannon Kachel (a Ph.D. student in wildlife ecology at the University of Washington); he apparently studies snow leopards. His tweet was called “snow leopard or rock?” and there is a cat in the photo below. Can you spot it? Answer at noon Chicago time. I consider this one […]

Spot the southern flying squirrel!

Reader Gregory James sent a pretty easy “spot the” post. It’s good for beginners, but you’ll still need a few seconds to find the Southern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys volans).  His notes: My wife and I took several hikes in Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine Forest over the Thanksgiving weekend. Along the way we ran into this little […]