Can you see the leopard? The spotted beast is perfectly camouflaged in the Masai Mara park

The leopard is almost invisible while crouching near a watering hole in the remote Masai Mara National Park in Kenya, which is home to thousands of deadly predators

Can you see the leopard? The spotted beast is perfectly camouflaged by a trough in the Masai Mara park

  • A remarkable image taken in the Masai Mara national park of Kenya shows the camouflage of a leopard in full effect
  • The animal is almost invisible as it crouches near a trough in the remote thicket of the African jungle
  • Ingo Gerlach, a 65-year-old photographer from Germany, took the pictures while on safari with a guide

George Martin for Mailonline

These incredible images show the true power of camouflage since a leopard is almost invisible while crouching stealthily in the African jungle.

Taken in the spectacular Masai Mara national park of Kenya, the image shows a typical trough surrounded by a rocky outcrop. But somewhere in the image hides a leopard.

In fact, he was so discreet that even the photographer, Ingo Gerlach, almost missed him as he returned to camp.

The experienced snapper spent ten minutes looking for the male leopard after being warned by his guide during the trip back home.

Ingo, a 65-year-old phonographer from Germany, said: "The sun had already disappeared behind the horizon and it was early in the evening when the driver suddenly stopped the vehicle and muttered Chui, which means leopard in Swahili."

"I stood up and stared for a good ten minutes, but I could not find anything." The driver tried to explain the position of the leopard and, with great effort, I finally discovered it.

The leopard is almost invisible while crouching near a watering hole in the remote Masai Mara National Park in Kenya, which is home to thousands of deadly predators

The leopard is almost invisible while crouching near a watering hole in the remote Masai Mara National Park in Kenya, which is home to thousands of deadly predators

The animal was so incognito that the photographer Ingo Gerlach took about 30 minutes to detect it before his safari guide warned him.

The animal was so incognito that the photographer Ingo Gerlach took about 30 minutes to detect it before his safari guide warned him.

The animal was so incognito that the photographer Ingo Gerlach took about 30 minutes to detect it before his safari guide warned him.

A close-up view of the animal reveals that it is among a handful of rocks near the water's edge as it begins to clean its fur

A close-up view of the animal reveals that it is among a handful of rocks near the water's edge as it begins to clean its fur

A close-up view of the animal reveals that it is among a handful of rocks near the water's edge as it begins to clean its fur

The leopard can be seen casually walking away from the lake after it eventually rose from its sneaky hiding place

The leopard can be seen casually walking away from the lake after it eventually rose from its sneaky hiding place

The leopard can be seen casually walking away from the lake after it eventually rose from its sneaky hiding place

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