Even for those with an eye for detail, spotting snipers is close to impossible, as this new photo series by German artist Simon Menner proves. Tip: he's above the rotten wood, slightly to the right.

There he is.

Tip: Look on top of the two big boulders in the lower right corner. The muzzle is visible.

In the military, design is often used not to please the human eye but to deceive it.

Hiding is a sniper's specialty. They often dig little holes, called “nests,” where they wait for their target. They can shoot with accuracy from a mile away.

The camouflage print was first invented in World War I, when uniforms and military trucks were hand-painted to blend in with natural environments, a tactic first employed by French military units called "camoufleurs.”

Tip: He's behind the grass and below the small trees in the foreground.

In World War II, camouflage fabric started being mass-produced.

Tip: Look above the bigger boulder in the lower left hand corner. The sniper is straight above it, where the color of the stones changes from light to dark.

Now, 100 years after the camouflage’s invention, the print has become so sophisticated that there’s talk of a 3-D printed invisibility cloak in the works, like the one in Harry Potter.

Tip: Look under the moss cover, behind a small tree with a bent trunk.

There he is.

Tip: he's on the far left, under the twigs and branches.

Aha.

Tip: look under the left side of the birch tree.

It's a chilling glimpse into the world of modern warfare.

Tip: Behind the piece of wood on the ground, near the second tree to the right in the center of the image.

Did you see him?

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Can You Spot The Snipers Hiding In These Photos?

These photos, by German artist Simon Menner, prove you probably can't.

Do you pride yourself on having a good eye? Do you think you notice details others don’t? Well, test yourself by finding the sniper hiding in these deceptively tranquil-looking landscapes.

Even for those with a keen eye, spotting snipers is close to impossible, as this new photo series by German artist Simon Menner proves. Covered in moss, hiding behind trees, or buried under twigs and branches, these stealth sharpshooters are as good as invisible even when they’re circled in red. Hiding is their specialty: Snipers dig little holes, called "nests," where they wait for their target. They can shoot with accuracy from a mile away.

The photos are a chilling glimpse into the world of modern warfare. In the military, design is often used not to please the human eye but to deceive it. The camouflage print was first invented in World War I, when uniforms and military trucks were hand-painted to blend in with natural environments, a tactic first employed by French military units called "camoufleurs." In World War II, camouflage fabric started being mass-produced. Now, 100 years after the print’s invention, camouflage design has become so sophisticated that there’s talk of a 3-D printed invisibility cloak in the works, like the one in Harry Potter. Sounds cool at first, lest it falls into Voldemort-like hands.

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