This camouflaged owl is seriously hard to spot

Spot the owl

Can you spot the owl playing a game of hide and tweet?

The perfectly camouflaged owl is concealed in the tree as its feathers blend seamlessly with the bark.

It’s almost impossible to spot as it sits as still as a statue on the branch.

PIC BY ROAN DU PLESSIS / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: An African scops owl.) - Can you spot the owl playing a game of hide and tweet? The perfectly camouflaged owl is concealed in the tree as its feathers blend seamlessly with the bark. Its almost impossible to spot as it sits as still as a statue on the branch. The owl is an African scops owl, a small owl found only in sub-Saharan Africa. The images were captured by safari guide Roan du Plessis at &Beyonds Ngala Safari Lodge, a private game reserve in South Africa where he lives and works. - SEE CATERS COPY

PIC BY ROAN DU PLESSIS / CATERS NEWS – The owl is an African scops owl, a small owl found only in sub-Saharan Africa.

The owl is an African scops owl, a small owl found only in sub-Saharan Africa.

The images were captured by safari guide Roan du Plessis at &Beyond’s Ngala Safari Lodge, a private game reserve in South Africa where he lives and works.

Roan, 26, took the photos earlier this month in a bid to show visitors how skilled the reserve’s trackers were when it came to spotting animals.

PIC BY ROAN DU PLESSIS / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: An African scops owl.) - Can you spot the owl playing a game of hide and tweet? The perfectly camouflaged owl is concealed in the tree as its feathers blend seamlessly with the bark. Its almost impossible to spot as it sits as still as a statue on the branch. The owl is an African scops owl, a small owl found only in sub-Saharan Africa. The images were captured by safari guide Roan du Plessis at &Beyonds Ngala Safari Lodge, a private game reserve in South Africa where he lives and works. - SEE CATERS COPY

PIC BY ROAN DU PLESSIS / CATERS NEWS –  Its almost impossible to spot as it sits as still as a statue on the branch.

He said: “I take guests on luxury safaris for a living.  I would by no means consider myself a professional photographer, but the opportunities for capturing amazing photos are endless because of what I do.

“I was on safari with guests when I took these photos.  I wanted to demonstrate how incredible the trackers are at spotting animals.

“I love the mopane leaves surrounding the owl in these photos and the colours it adds.

PIC BY ROAN DU PLESSIS / CATERS NEWS - The images were captured by safari guide Roan du Plessis at &Beyonds Ngala Safari Lodge, a private game reserve in South Africa where he lives and works.

PIC BY ROAN DU PLESSIS / CATERS NEWS – The images were captured by safari guide Roan du Plessis at &Beyonds Ngala Safari Lodge, a private game reserve in South Africa where he lives and works.

“I like the composition and colours of the photos and how it demonstrates the potential camouflage of these vulnerable predators.

“It’s not unlikely that I would be able to take more photos like this one because this is typical behaviour for the scops owl.

That is, of course, if we can find them.”