Spot the snow leopard!

July 10, 2021 • 10:00 am

Reader Pradeep put up this photo on Facebook. In the picture is a snow leopard (Pantheria uncia). Can you spot it? I think you will if you look close enough (click the photo to enlarge).

Unfortunately, I can’t find the source of the photo, even using a Google image search, though there are many “spot the snow leopard” photos. If you find out, let me know so I can credit the photographer.

I’ll put up the reveal at 2 p.m. Chicago time.

How many ducks were there?

June 5, 2021 • 8:45 am

In my “find the duck” photo of yesterday (below), I asked readers to find the mallard hen. It turns out that there was not just one, but FOUR, as astute readers discovered. Here’s the original photo and the four mallard hens, all circled.

Four—count them, four—hens! (Click on the photo to enlarge; one was in the water.) They’re pretty cryptic, no?

But wait! Maybe there are MORE ducks!  A reader spotted something behind the tree itself, and the mottled pattern makes me think it’s the breast of a FIFTH hen. I’ll check today to see if there’s a bump on the trunk, but I doubt it. Here’s the putative fifth hen:


Spot the woodcock chicks!

May 12, 2021 • 1:15 pm

A tweet sent by Matthew:

The photo (click to enlarge), which  contains two woodcock chicks. I’d rate this one “not too hard”.

Can you spot the two woodcock chicks? Reveal at 2:30 Chicago time.

Spot the cat!

March 30, 2021 • 8:00 am

Here’s a tortoiseshell cat named Lion from Paws Planet. Her staff, Avery Shrader, sent in a “regular photo” of her (top), and the a photo in which she’s reclining on a pile of leaves. Can you spot Lion in the second photo?

Spot the cat! Answer at noon Chicago time. (I’d rate this one as “difficult.”)