Category Archives: spot the ________

Spot the stick insects!

How many giant Australian stick insects can you spot in this photo, taken yesterday at the Auckland Zoo?  This is rated “dead easy.” And do you see anything unusual about the species?

Here’s the tiger!

Here’s the tiger–yawning–from the photo taken by Michelle Pearce and posted earlier. Did you spot the sleepy felid?  

Spot the tiger!

This picture has a TIGER in it, and reader Michelle Pearce gives this information: The picture was taken in Ranthambore Reserve: according to my Google locator, at Kacheeda Kalan, Rajasthan, India, on March 28, 2017. Can you see it? I don’t think it’s too hard, but it’s our first tiger. Reveal at noon Chicago time.

Here’s the snake!

by Matthew Cobb No one could see the snake (me neither). So I asked Sky for the answer. It’s a black racer snake (she was out looking for rattlers). You can just about make it out if you click through to the large version of the photo. Sky said on other tw**ts that she heard […]

Spot the snake!

by Matthew Cobb Sky Stevens’s Tw*tter bio reads: “MSc in Wildlife Biology, currently field tech tracking timber rattlesnakes in Ohio.” And she spotted this snake. I can’t see it. Can you? Click on the pic to see a larger version. There is a snake in this picture. 😁@am_anatiala @AlongsideWild @Peterman_Lab #fieldherping #HERper #fieldwork pic.twitter.com/nbYhaNil1g — […]

Spot the grasshopper!

by Matthew Cobb This, from ‘naturalist, biologist, environmentalist, nature photographer, musician’ Nash Turley. Spot the grasshopper. #floridanature #insect #orthoptera #camouflage pic.twitter.com/AMHi0wZTx6 — Nash Turley (@NashTurley) April 1, 2017

Here’s the katydid!

Did you spot it this time? I doubt it! Here’s the original photo (click to enlarge) and the reveal:

Spot the katydid!

Mark Sturtevant is giving readers another chance—a harder one—to spot the cryptic insect. Click photo to enlarge. Mark’s notes are indented, and I would rate this one “very hard”. I had recently posted a Spot the Katydid, and that one seemed far too easy for the sharp-eyed readers of WEIT. So this one is harder. Can […]

Here’s the snake!

I’ve circled the snake from today’s earlier “spot the ____” puzzle, and enlarged it. Did you find it? Do you know the species?

Spot the snake!

The readers’ wildlife photo tank is running low, though I still have some pictures, but we’ll take a hiatus today and play “spot the nightjar”—with a snake. Matthew sent me a copy of this tw**t by Kelly O’Connor (a researcher at Florida’s Archbold Biological Station), and I’ve enlarged the photo. Can you spot the snake? I’d call […]