Updated: July 17, 2021 11:29:42 am
People on the internet can’t get enough of puzzles and optical illusions. Now, a photo of a snow leopard camouflaging in a rocky terrain has netizens hooked.
The viral image shows the wildcat hiding somewhere in a rocky mountainous region and snow. The image, originally captured by a Utah man Ryan Cragun recently, has left people on Twitter confused, with many failing to spot the animal and calling it fake. “Snow leopard doing a descent,” Cragun wrote while sharing the image tagging a nature enthusiast.
The image caught the attention of desi audience online when senior IFS Officer Ramesh Pandey shared the puzzle on the microblogging site, asking his followers if they “can locate” the animal dubbing it “Phantom cat”. Sharing the image, the officer explained that because of their excellent capabilities to disguise themselves in the environment, they are called ghosts of the mountains.
— Ramesh Pandey (@rameshpandeyifs) July 13, 2021
The image quickly got many curious online, who commented on the thread saying they struggled to find the wildcat. Many wondered how it was even possible for anyone to locate the wild animal in one glance.
Indeed a Phantom..master camouflage
— Pramod.K (@kpramod87) July 14, 2021
— Dr Hemant Anant Sant🇮🇳 (@drhemantsantms) July 14, 2021
It’s really hard to locate it sir!!
— kanak bajpai (@kanakbajpai2) July 13, 2021
How can anyone locate sir…
— Ashish Kumar (@ashish_00010_) July 13, 2021
— Bumblebee 🌡️ (@39Bumblebee) July 13, 2021
Help us to locate.
— Shashiprakash(vu3ksp) (@vu3ksp) July 13, 2021
I’m not gonna copy other answers i lost
— MAD;’;’●♤MARINER💚❤ (@bihariMARINERS) July 13, 2021
My gawd I could barely locate it. I had to expand the pic several times.
— Enrique (@EnriqueTheMD) July 13, 2021
Damn ! every other stone looks as snow leopard to me
Only replies were helpful in figuring it out. https://t.co/h5AfzsUawQ
— krishan (@YeoKrishan) July 14, 2021
Perfect example of Camouflage.. https://t.co/oIvGnLdzHU
— Vijay Kumar Pandey (@Vijayku34689268) July 13, 2021
In case, you’re still struggling to find the snow leopard, here’s the answer:
I found one pic.twitter.com/dnf7IB2omS
— Prashant Bajpai (@bajpaitweets) July 13, 2021
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