The latest festive brainteaser to baffle the internet sees a fiendish elf hiding among a snow-capped evergreen forest - and he's deceptively tricky to spot.

Santa's little helper is nestled among the more than 150 firs, proving that elves can be just as good as Santa when it comes to sneaking around at night.

The latest festive brainteaser to baffle the internet sees a fiendish elf hiding among a snow-capped evergreen forest under a starry night sky - and he's proving tricky to spot. Photo / Eco2Greetings
The latest festive brainteaser to baffle the internet sees a fiendish elf hiding among a snow-capped evergreen forest under a starry night sky - and he's proving tricky to spot. Photo / Eco2Greetings

There are a number of confusing elements to the puzzle, like a golden mountain trail that draws your eye away from Santa's little helper, and the tree tops which are the exact same colour as his hat.

With the nation well and truly in the Christmas spirit now that December is upon us, Eco2Greetings came up with the eye-boggling brain teaser to remind shoppers that wrapping paper and cards can be recycled over the festive season.

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So have you spotted him yet?

The elf is located towards the bottom right of the image, cleverly concealed between two firs in a camouflaged green hat.

There he is! Santa's little helper is nestled among the more than 150 firs is proving elves are just as good as Santa when it comes to being sneaky at night. Photo / Eco2Greetings
There he is! Santa's little helper is nestled among the more than 150 firs is proving elves are just as good as Santa when it comes to being sneaky at night. Photo / Eco2Greetings

It is just the latest in a series of festive brainteasers sweeping the web. Did you catch yesterday's Santa filled picture that left the internet scratching their heads.

Find the Santa with a sack full of cash

The Where's Wally-style quiz challenges users to spot the Father Christmas carrying a sack bursting with cash among a sea of Santas.

Can you spot Santa with the cash? Photo / Vouchercloud Twitter
Can you spot Santa with the cash? Photo / Vouchercloud Twitter

With over 160 to choose from, the figures are almost identical with matching hats and brown bags - except for their coats being different shades of red.

To make matters even more complicated, each bearded Santa is holding a sack overflowing with green presents - the exact same colour as the wad of cash.

However, eagle-eyed users have spotted that the Santa with the most dough is located towards the bottom right of the picture - third row up, third from the right.

Eagle-eyed users have spotted that the Santa with the most dough is located towards the bottom right of the picture - third row up, third from the right. Photo / Vouchercloud Twitter
Eagle-eyed users have spotted that the Santa with the most dough is located towards the bottom right of the picture - third row up, third from the right. Photo / Vouchercloud Twitter

More eye-boggling Christmas brainteasers have been doing the rounds earlier this month.

In a group of reindeer users are asked to spot a little red-breasted robin perched on one of their backs. He's sitting snug, staring straight at you while you're trying to figure out exactly where he is.

The holidays are coming and what better way to get in the festive spirit than with an eye-boggling Christmas-themed brain teaser? Photo / Focus Clinics
The holidays are coming and what better way to get in the festive spirit than with an eye-boggling Christmas-themed brain teaser? Photo / Focus Clinics

This latest brainteaser from Focus will really test your eyes and see whether you can see the difference between the robin and the reindeer.

The red noses of the reindeers camouflage the robin's red-breast perfectly.

There are a number of confusing elements to the puzzle, such as reindeers with patterned horns, red and yellow scarves and Santa hats which draw your eye away from the Robin.

Robin reveal: The little red-breasted robin is hidden on the left in the middle of the page. Photo / Focus Clinics
Robin reveal: The little red-breasted robin is hidden on the left in the middle of the page. Photo / Focus Clinics

Another winter themed brainteaser shows rows and rows of knitted jumpers, hats and scarves - but hidden between them is a bucket and spade, which internet users are struggling to spot.

A tricky puzzle has a bucket and spade hiding among winter clothes... so can you spot it? Photo / HoldayGems.co.uk
A tricky puzzle has a bucket and spade hiding among winter clothes... so can you spot it? Photo / HoldayGems.co.uk

The bucket and spade are exactly the same colour as the other items in the image, making them very tricky to find.

The company behind the puzzle, HolidayGems.co.uk, say the puzzle represents the winter sun you could enjoy if you're planning to jet off on holiday anytime soon.

There it is! The bucket and spade are exactly the same colour as the other items in the image, making them very tricky to spot. Photo / HolidayGems.co.uk
There it is! The bucket and spade are exactly the same colour as the other items in the image, making them very tricky to spot. Photo / HolidayGems.co.uk