At first glance, these photographs look nothing more than a simple snapshot of the beautiful African landscape.


But look a little closer and a hidden leopard can just about be seen lurking among the leaves.

Set in the stunning African bush in Ndutu, Tanzania, the leopard's characteristic spots are camouflaged amongst two leafy trees, making it tricky to spot without a sharp eye.

The pictures were snapped by Russian photographer Julia Sundukova, who was in the country preparing for the wildebeest migration.

Julia, 36, said: 'It was quite funny to observe this, the smartest cat, sat in a bird's nest.

'Usually we try not to follow lions and leopards around, but we happened to be visiting and found the leopard sitting up in the tree - which is quite unusual for him. He made a wonderful "bird"!'

The crafty animal is not the first from the cat family to have been caught on camera hiding out. Last month the owner of a tabby called Pedro posted a photo of his cat online, asking if anyone could spot him hiding among the 'kitchen maze' of a small flat.

It spread across social media and didn't take long before users of the website were left scratching their heads trying to spot Pedro, who had hidden himself behind a collection of liquor bottles on top of a cupboard.



Hiding: At first glance, these photographs look nothing more than a simple snapshot of the beautiful African landscape. But look a little closer and a hidden leopard can just about be seen lurking among the leaves.



Taking a break: Set in the stunning African bush in Ndutu, Tanzania, the leopard's characteristic spots are camouflaged amongst two leafy trees, making it tricky to spot without a sharp eye.



The pictures were snapped by Russian photographer Julia Sundukova, who was in the country preparing for the wildebeest migration


Unusual sight: Photographer Julia Sundukova, 36, said: 'It was quite funny to observe this, the smartest cat, sat in a bird's nest' (pictured)