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Can you spot the owl? Photographer on African safari captures elusive camouflaged bird hiding in plain sight

Can you spot the owl? Photographer on African safari captures elusive camouflaged bird hiding in plain sight

CAN you spot the owl having a secret hoot as it plays a game of hide and beak?

The bird of prey is perched on a tree branch but is near impossible to spot for its feathers blend seamlessly with the bark.

At first glance, nothing can be seen hiding in this tree

The creature is a Verreaux’s eagle owl, also known as the milky eagle owl, and is common in sub-Saharan Africa.

The pictures were captured by German photographer Ingo Gerlach while on safari, who at first failed to see the bird his driver was pointing out to him.

At a metre long, it is the largest owl in Africa and is known for making loud and deep grunting sounds.

So you’d imagine one would be easier to see.

Still having trouble trying to spot the owl?

If you take a closer look towards the left of the picture, you might catch a glimpse of the camouflaged feathered friend.

Look closer, however, and you can just about make out the outline of the feathered friend perching on a branch At a metre long, it is the largest owl in Africa, but its greay feathers blend seamlessly with the bark, making it impossible to see It’s having a hoot: the owl is perfectly camouflaged It is perched to the left of the tree

But this owl isn’t the only creature people are having a hard time trying to spot.

The photo is the latest in a series of confusing optical illusions sweeping the internet.

Last year, social media users were left baffled after being invited to spot the reptile camouflaged in this photograph.

The image was posted by Sunshine Snake Catchers in Australia and, at first glance, looks to be a snap of a pile of sticks.

Social media users were stumped when asked to ‘spot the reptile’ slithering in this photo

But on closer inspection, a keelback snake can be seen writhing among the debris, its light and brown scales mixing perfectly with the twigs.

Keelbacks are often found in south-eastern Queensland around creeks and dams.

Hundr of people had difficulty locating the snake which is roughly in the middle of the image, on the left, sliding along a branch.

One wrote: “I can never spot the snake. Maybe all for the best.”

But look carefully and you’ll spot the snake

Meanwhile, there are more feathered friends hidden in these pictures.

Can you track them down as they carefully blend into overgrown rain forests and even with bathroom cosmetics?

The tricky brainteasers will leave you stumped.

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