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Image of camouflaged snow leopard in Himachal goes viral

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A photograph of a clicked by wildlife Saurabh Desai has gone viral on after many netizens found it hard to spot the animal on a rocky mountain with patches of

Desai, who clicked the photograph during his visit to the in Himachal Pradesh, shared the image on his 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 user, while another user said: "Was taken aback when I noticed those eyes! Inspired!"

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

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



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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 21:34 IST