Can you spot the leopard? Photographer snaps deadly predator hiding in rocky terrain

  • 06/09/2018
PIC BY Ingo Gerlach / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED SPOT THE LEOPARD) - This leopard is almost impossible to see as it hides in a rocky terrain. The sneaky predator was so discreet even photographer, Ingo Gerlach, nearly missed it as he made his way back to camp in the Masai Mara, Kenya. The experienced snapper spent ten minutes searching for the male leopard after being tipped off by his guide during the drive home.  Blending almost seamlessly into the background the leopard remained perfectly still, as Ingo captured the rare moment on camera. The 65-year-old from Germany, said: The sun had already disappeared behind the horizon and it was early evening when the driver suddenly stopped the vehicle and murmured Chui which means leopard in Swahili. SEE CATERS COPY
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The sneaky predatorial nature of a leopard can make them hard to spot at the best of times, but this particular one was so discreet even travelling photographer, Ingo Gerlach, nearly missed it as he made his way back to camp in the Masai Mara, Kenya.

The experienced photographer spent 10 minutes searching for the male leopard after being tipped off by his guide during the drive home.

Blending almost seamlessly into the background, the leopard remained perfectly still as Ingo captured the rare moment on camera.

"The sun had already disappeared behind the horizon and it was early evening when the driver suddenly stopped the vehicle and murmured 'Chui', which means leopard in Swahili," Mr Gerlach said.

"I stood and stared for a good 10 minutes but couldn't find anything. The driver tried to explain the position of the leopard to me, and with great effort I finally spotted it."

It was a game of eye-spy that probably saved his life. 

Can you spot the leopard?

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