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Cheetah Is A Master Of Disguise As He Stalks Hapless Gazelles (PICTURES)

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In an occasional series of animals exhibiting fiendishly brilliant camouflage skills we bring you this cheetah.

What’s that, you can’t see him? There he is – stalking those gazelles.

Over there.

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A cluster of nervous Thomson's gazelles. And a cheetah

Got him? Good.

This amazing shot is the handiwork of wildlife photographer Richard Costin, who snapped his spotted subject on the plains of the Masai Mara in Kenya.

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We aren't cheatin', promise!

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Cheetah tail emerges = no gazelles

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He looks grumpy, but he got his gazelle

It comes after David Jenkins captured these astonishing image of snow leopards on a mountain face in the Indian Himalayas.

Jenkins braved temperatures of -20 degrees in his attempt to get a glimpse of the elusive big cats.

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Spot the snow leopards: Can you see them?

Another master of disguise is this eastern screech owl, photographed in Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp by snapper Graham McGeorge.

While he may have disguised himself impeccably, it turns out this bird will do anything to draw attention to himself.

According to the National Geographic: “Its whinnying and trilling songs are familiar but its vocalisations also include rasps, barks, hoots, chuckles and screeches.”

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Well hello there... an eastern screech owl peeps out of his hole

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