Never miss a great news story!
Get instant notifications from Economic Times
AllowNot now


You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings.
10,741.35-177.35
Stock Analysis, IPO, Mutual Funds, Bonds & More

Can you spot a camouflaged snow leopard in this viral photo?

Many netizens found it difficult to spot the camouflaged big cat and challenged their friends to do the same.

IANS|
May 16, 2019, 10.18 AM IST
0Comments
Others
snow leopard
The image has gone viral, garnering over 14,000 likes on Instagram.
A photograph of a snow leopard clicked by wildlife photographer Saurabh Desai has gone viral on social media after many netizens found it hard to spot the animal on a rocky mountain with patches of snow.

Desai, who clicked the photograph during his visit to the Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, shared the image on his Instagram account with the caption "Art of camouflage.

The image soon went viral, garnering over 14,000 likes. Many netizens found it difficult to spot the camouflaged big cat and challenged their friends to do the same. "Man. I have been staring at it for a while. What the hell is it," wrote one Instagram user, while another user said: "Was taken aback when I noticed those eyes! Inspired!"

View this post on Instagram

Art of camouflage...

A post shared by Photographs by Saurabh Desai (@visual_poetries) on


Desai visited the Kibber village, believed to be the highest motorable village in the world, and caught a glimpse of the snow leopard at a place 8 km from the village.

Also called the 'Ghost of the Mountain', snow leopards in Himachal Pradesh are usually found at an altitude between 9,800 feet and 17,000 feet in high and rugged terrains. Their habitat ranges from the Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary in Lahaul and Spiti to Pangi in Chamba district and Lippa Asrang in the tribal Kinnaur district.
0Comments

Also Read

Snow leopards mapped with camera traps: WWF

Darjeeling gets snow leopard from UK, another from France soon

Darjeeling gets snow leopard from UK, another from France soon

WWF calls for urgent action to protect snow leopards

Comments
Add Your Comments
Commenting feature is disabled in your country/region.
Download The Economic Times News App for Quarterly Results, Latest News in ITR, Business, Share Market, Live Sensex News & More.

Other useful Links


Follow us on


Download et app


Copyright © 2019 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service