You’ll never spot a cougar in this photo – a beautiful mountain beast that blends in perfectly with its environment
Wildcats roam the mountain ranges of the Americas alone, stalking their prey and generally staying out of the way of humans.
This makes them difficult to find, even for expert guides who spend their lives tracking pumas.
And photographer Greg Harvey, 51, decided to challenge his mentors with a series of photographs of the elusive big cats.
Taken in Patagonia, Chile, these stunning photos depict pumas in their natural habitat.
And while the photos pose little challenge to eagle-eyed wildlife experts, it’s almost impossible to spot the mountain lion hiding in this photo.
Can you spot puma?
Can you find the big cat hiding in this picture? Taken in Patagonia, Chile, in a mountainous landscape favored by pumas
When hunting, the puma moves about six miles a night, mixing bouts of travel with breaks
Endangered species have been the subject of intense public debate in the United States about how best to preserve them and their habitats.
The Chumash, Tataviam, and Gabrielino (Tongva) tribes recently buried Southern California’s most famous mountain lion, P-22, in the Santa Monica Mountains where the big cat once roamed.
The big cat lived in Griffith Urban Park, home to the Hollywood sign, and the P-22 has become a symbol of California’s endangered mountain lions.
When he was euthanized in 2022 after being arrested to assess his health, officials broke down in tears when they announced the decision. His obituary appeared on the front page of the Los Angeles Times.
The cougar’s death sparked a debate among Los Angeles-area tribes and wildlife officials about whether scientists should keep samples of the mountain lion’s remains for future testing and research.
that is it! A mountain lion was sheltering from the freezing weather under a rocky boulder
Northern pumas have more gray fur to help them blend in, but South American cats tend to be more red in colour.