Can you spot the animals camouflaged in these photos?

By Colleen Kelly

At first glance this may look like nothing more than a picture of a rocky cliff. Photo / CATERS
At first glance this may look like nothing more than a picture of a rocky cliff. Photo / CATERS

At first glance this may look like nothing more than a picture of a rocky cliff, but take a closer look and you will realise there's more to it than meets the eye.

Hidden amongst the cliff face are nature's masters of disguise, two deer cleverly camouflaged against their surroundings.

The two small klipspringers, a type of antelope, blend so seamlessly with the rocky cliff face, they are almost impossible to spot.

Roan du Plessis, 26 took these clever images while guiding a safari at Ngala Private Game reserve, with American guests.

Roan, originally from Johannesburg said; "One of my guests actually spotted them first and exclaimed 'What's that?'

"My initial thought was that she might have seen a leopard since that is what we were looking for, but I was pleasantly surprised to see this pair as I haven't seen them in nearly half a year.

"Rocky cliff faces is their natural habitat, with incredible maneuverability on rocky outcrops.

"Although I didn't go into that area specifically looking for klipspringers, once we saw them, I planned on showcasing the incredible camouflage of these tiny antelopes.

"Oddly enough these are the only two klipspringers I have ever seen on Ngala Private Game Reserve (14700 hectares) and majority of the time we find them exactly in the same spot.

A Klipspringer is hidden in plain sight. Photo / CATERS
A Klipspringer is hidden in plain sight. Photo / CATERS

"What I love most about these images is the ability of these animals to blend so well into their natural environment."

Camouflage kings! This klipspringer, which stand at around 60cm or 2ft high, blends so seamlessly with the rocky cliff face in South Africa, it is almost impossible to spot. Photo / CATERS
Camouflage kings! This klipspringer, which stand at around 60cm or 2ft high, blends so seamlessly with the rocky cliff face in South Africa, it is almost impossible to spot. Photo / CATERS
One of the antelopes - which look like a small deer - can be seen in the centre of this shot. Photo / CATERS
One of the antelopes - which look like a small deer - can be seen in the centre of this shot. Photo / CATERS

- Caters

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