A perfectly timed shot of an elusive leopard amazed the photographer who took the snapshot when he only later realized what he had caught.
Little did Abhinav Garg, 34, have managed to capture the leopard in his recordings on June 5th by the time he got home.
He’d waited hours for a sighting after locals told him about the leopard while visiting the Aravali Hills in Jaipur, western Rajasthan, India.
The amateur photographer from New Delhi said, “It really was the best camouflaged animal I have seen in my life.”
Abhinav, a web engineer, was visiting a temple when locals told him about a leopard sighting.
He added, “It was fine weather on a Saturday evening and we got to the temple around 5:00 pm. This temple is surrounded by Aravali Hills and the temple priest told us many stories of leopard sightings.
“On returning from the temple, few villagers discussed leopards sitting on the rock in the hills opposite the temple.”
Excitedly, he pointed his camera at the rocky patch on the hill, but to his dismay he couldn’t see the leopard after waiting several hours.
Only after transferring the photos to his computer did he realize that the leopard was in the pictures.
Abhinav said, “We tried to see the leopard too, but we couldn’t see it despite waiting for a while. We decided to leave when it got dark and I clicked some random shots of hills without seeing them.” [the] Leopard.
“When I got home, I transferred all the pictures to my laptop and started [to] they zoom in.
“To my complete surprise, I found a leopard resting on a rock that was previously invisible to the naked eye.
“I had never seen a leopard before and was really excited to see it.”