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Can you find the hidden animals in these 20 wildlife photos?

Dec 28, 2012 By Abraham

As a wildlife photographer, Art Wolfe of course takes pictures of animals. But not just any pictures. He finds and captures scenes that include animals so at home in their environment that you can hardly tell they’re there…



Willow Ptarmigan


Great Horned Owl

American Pika

Blue-crowned Parrot

Horned Adder



California Ground Squirrel

Spotted Deer



Common Snipe

Wandering Tattler




Blue Dacnis


(via The Daily Mail)


        1. Pspaughtamus says:

          Yeah, I feel like I’m at summer camp again, and the counselors sent us on a snipe hunt.

          I know what the things are and what they look like, but I canNOT find it in the picture.

          1. Chris says:

            yeah stuffed if I know, but eventually after zooming in I discovered this random eye sitting there and the outline of a head.. *tip* its white

          2. Elloria says:

            Definitely not white, it is a light brownish tan with dark stripes. But definitely well hidden.

    1. M. RaindancerStahl says:

      Found them all. the leopard was a doozy, but made the cheetah easier to find.

      A snipe is a real bird, but not easy to find.

    2. Paranoid Droid says:

      Not a snipe, but a Sniper.
      You don’t see him, but he sees you.
      And when he does, you are gone.
      So is he, without a trace.
      Be aware!

    1. Dr, John Cook says:

      If you were there, not looking at a blurry photo, that cat would be easy to see. Notice that it is just sitting on it’s haunches in well in front of the rocks. Your stereoscopic vision would cause your eyes to pick it up. That is why in sniper school, they teach you to be against something so you do not stand out.

      1. baba says:

        You can see the entire leopard’s face — I had to come back to it, but it is light colored, but all features are clearly visible. Look in the lower right side…next to the tree trunk.

    1. lisa says:

      The snipe is in the lower left hand quadrant. He is sitting in the grass and you can mostly see his head and beak. If you put your cursor over the picture, you’ll see a tag pop up.Hope that helps.

    1. Bob says:

      snipe is lower left- if you divide the pic into 4 blocks across and 3 up (12 total) the snipe is at the top right corner of the lower left block. He (she) has a very light stem just left of his left eye, his head has black stripes on top and his beak is pointing left to where 7 would be on a clock.

    1. Lynnette says:

      The leopard was my problem one too (althought I’m pretty sure I still haven’t found the snipe). The leopard is in the bottom right, just to the right of the tree trunk, facing you.

        1. Dr, John Cook says:

          Sorry, that is a coyote. I know them very well as they are around my East Texas house and I have to keep my cats inside to keep them from being eaten. I lost one to a coyote and another to a copperhead. The cat brought the copperhead home before it felt the poison and dropped it in the kitchen. I got up in the middle of the night to get a drink and damn near stepped on it. They are an aggressive snake but I was still able to capture it with a set of eight inch salad tongs. I originally picked it up by the tail but it bent almost enough to tag me and I resorted to the tongs. I stuffed it in an empty mayo jar and released it by a different lake where it would be away from humans. Glad I didn’t get bit. Those are painful and can raise huge blisters.

  1. Peyton Sharp says:

    Snipes aren’t real back in the old days when the city kids went to go see family out in the country they told the kids to go on a snipe hunt and said they would lure the snipe and just pranked the kids and left them there.

  2. Double D says:

    dunno if anyone noticed, but there is also a leopard in the tree to the left of the giraffe in the first picture.

    1. Dr, John Cook says:

      Wrong. Those trees would not interest a leopard. Leopards prefer trees like you see in the “leopard” photo. If a leopard were there. he would likely be in the larger tree to the far left.

  3. vedette says:

    I can’t believe how hard is this to locate some of them. Eyes of predators truly are gifted to be able to see things which almost seem naked to the human eye.

    1. Dr, John Cook says:

      The predators often miss them too. Consider the TV nature series films where the lions miss the fawn just laying in the grass. Predators generally require movement to spur their predatory drives. Many predators completely ignore those species that do not run from them. Leopards are known to make friends with baby monkeys as example because the baby does not know to run.

    2. Kate says:

      Humans *are* predators. That’s why our eyes face forward (like those of wolves and cats), rather than to the sides – we’ve evolved for judging distances and focusing on things in front of us, and noticing movement there. Non-predatory animals have evolved to have their eyes further to the sides (like horses and deer) so that they can spot us sneaking up on them in their peripheral vision!

    1. Mina says:

      Hi, i spotted a man’s face on the left side of a deer. Kind of spooky. See no glasses but yes, man’s face def.

  4. Dr, John Cook says:

    Think of this, you could be enjoying the woods and around you could be 20 small animals, 2 larger ones and 50,000,000 insects and you would not be able to find them. This is what has occurred through evolution as animals and insects evolve to be protected from predation. It generally takes millions of years but genetic alteration is that effective. My grandfather was a master at seeing hidden animals. He could pick out a pronghorn laying in the grass at 200 yards or a prayi9ng mantis perfectly camouflaged in a bush ten feet away.

    Please will you religious dolts please not lay your blind trips on me about evolution. You need to open your eyes and realize that 2000 year old myths and your childhood fears create your condition, not reality. Throwing religion around helps no one and I am frankly sick of it.

    1. Chet says:

      You said your grandad could easily pick out animals 200 yards. Was he color blind? It helps in finding camo critters…human or animal…

  5. Katie K says:

    I found all of them, except for the the Snipe, in less than 10 seconds. Is it just me, or does the one with the Cheetah look like he’s photoshopped in?

  6. Tiffany says:

    The wolf was a little hard to find, but only because I wasn’t paying attention to the title above the picture, after that they were so easy I tried not to look at what it was. The snipe was REALLY hard, but the pattern on his head is different from the reeds so I assumed that must be it, especially after seeing a regular picture. My brain must be working this morning :-)

  7. David Julian says:

    As always, Art Wolfe makes… Art. Unfailingly.

    In 1997, we collaborated on a book called Hidden Existence, all about animals in camouflage.
    It was an exciting opportunity to work with a master.

    He also published Vanishing Act, 2005, for those loving these kinds of images.

    Check ’em out!

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