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Spot the snow leopard!

Snow leopard camouflage. Photo by Kim Murray, Snow Leopard Trust.

We all know snow leopards have fabulous camouflage with their gray, white and yellowish fur and the spotty rosettes. But this really proves it. Kim Murray, the Snow Leopard Trust’s Assistant Director of Science took these photos and showed them to some school kids and asked where the snow leopard was hiding. They couldn’t find it, neither could I. (I squinted for over ten minutes at my computer screen).

Here it is!

Snow leopard revealed! Photo by Kim Murray, Snow Leopard Trust. Kim's working on the SLT's 10 year research project in the South Gobi, Mongolia.

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  • Sara February 1, 2010, 9:55 am

    Ok, well I know I’m going blind now. Even after being told I’m still not sure that is a leopard. Time to go get my eyes checked.

  • Sibylle February 1, 2010, 10:26 am

    I feel the same, Sara! 😉

  • Brenton JH February 2, 2010, 3:49 am

    Amazing. Now we know why it is such an elusive species to study.

  • daniel June 21, 2012, 3:24 pm

    What endless military budgets attempt to emulate, nature has purr-fected.
    My son’s first encounter with one of the great cats, was a pair of snow leopards at our local zoo. The sun was setting, their activity increased, and they gazed at him with wonder and playful curiousity. They seemed to be intrigued by this little two-year old human, and seemingly wanted to play. They too were rather young, and behaved much as a kitten does. Too bad the threats such a divine animal faces, and their uncertain future as man abuses dominion over our precious planet, and the complex lifeforms that reside helplessly beside our selfish indifference.

  • Rob Carmichael January 25, 2013, 1:27 pm

    Hello, I’ve been getting a number of questions about the above photos we shared and folks telling us they were photoshopped. I’m not a photographer and they look real to me but any info about Kim’s work and how she captured this shot will help us dispel some of the naysayers. I run a beautiful living natural history museum near Chicago and we have one wild cat on exhibit; a Bobcat. Many thanks, Rob

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