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Camouflage Photo Series Shows Just How Well Snipers Can Hide in Plain Sight

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We spend all day staring at pixels, but really, just how good is our vision when it comes to noticing the small details in photographs? Well, I can’t speak on behalf of everyone, but using the tricky images below, you can get a good idea for yourself.

German artist Simon Menner created an interesting photo series that features military snipers hiding in various landscapes. The photos show just how well these highly trained individuals can blend into their surroundings, which vary from empty fields to rocky valleys.

Each photograph will be presented twice, with the second one revealing where the sniper is hiding using a red circle. Let us know how many of the eight you got right (no cheating!):

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Obviously the smaller images make it even tougher to pick out the hidden sharpshooter when he’s further away from the camera, but if we’re being honest, these things could be wall-sized and we’d still miss him 90% of the time.

To see more of Menner’s work — much of which plays with the themes of the hidden being revealed — head over to his website and be sure to check out the rest of the Camouflage series while you’re there.

(via The Guardian)


Image credits: Photographs by Simon Menner and used with permission


 
  • natty

    I hope they won’t shoot an innocent photographer. :)

  • kushaldas

    Managed only two :)

  • Savi You

    Yea but, you didn’t circle all the ninjas hiding behind the snipers

  • Sarpent

    This would have a much greater impact if the photos were much bigger and you still couldn’t see the sniper — which I suspect would be the case. In the photos here, and the ones on Menner’s website, it’s difficult to resolve a tree branch let alone a person.

  • jake

    Rabble

  • frick

    ahaha yea this is dumb lmao