Can You Spot the Snow Leopards in These Photos?

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A snow leopard is seen camouflaged against a mountain near the Indian Himalayas on Feb. 18, 2014. (David ‘Baz’ Jenkins/Caters News Agency)

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A snow leopard is seen, highlighted and magnified in yellow, camouflaged against a mountain near the Indian Himalayas on Feb. 18, 2014. (David ‘Baz’ Jenkins/Caters News Agency)

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A snow leopard is seen camouflaged against a mountain near the Indian Himalayas on Feb. 18, 2014. (David ‘Baz’ Jenkins/Caters News Agency)

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A snow leopard is seen, highlighted and magnified in yellow, camouflaged against a mountain near the Indian Himalayas on Feb. 18, 2014. (David ‘Baz’ Jenkins/Caters News Agency)

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Two snow leopards are seen camouflaged against a mountain near the Indian Himalayas on Feb. 18, 2014. (David ‘Baz’ Jenkins/Caters News Agency)

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Two snow leopard are seen, highlighted and magnified in yellow, camouflaged against a mountain near the Indian Himalayas on Feb. 18, 2014. (David ‘Baz’ Jenkins/Caters News Agency)

Bet you can’t find the big cat perfectly camouflaged in these photos! Braving temperatures as low as minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit for two weeks in February, Irish wildlife photographer David “Baz” Jenkins captured these incredible shots of wild snow leopards in the Indian Himalayas.

The snow leopard, native to the mountainous areas of Southern and Central Asia, is mostly active at dusk and dawn, according to the WildCat Conservation Society. That, along with its thick, grayish-white coat, helps it to hide from its prey.

These rare images in the collection above reveal just why the elusive cat is so hard to spot in the wild.

“It has perfect camouflage and lives in such difficult terrain that simply walking around and staying warm is challenging for humans,” Jenkins told Caters News Agency. “[It’s] the most difficult animal I have ever tried to photograph.”

The snow leopard is listed as an endangered species, according to the World Wildlife Fund which estimates there are fewer than 7,000 left in the wild. The 41-year-old photog said it was a chance of a lifetime. ​“It is extremely rare to get an opportunity like this with a leopard at close range,” Jenkins explained, “especially if you are not using a remote camera trap or if there is not a kill nearby.”

Jenkins has been snapping big cats, polar bears, great white sharks and other large predators for more than 20 years. For more on his work,




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