Snipers need to stay undercover if they hope to get their targets before they can be discovered. In the image below, you’ll see a forest scene. But this image taken on Salisbury plain is not just a picture of beautiful trees and grasses. Within it hides half a dozen British snipers who are testing their ability to hide in plain sight. It is not an easy task to do, but they nail it with professionalism and poise.
The image below was taken back in July. And it will put your skills of observation to the test. If you can spot all six men within a few seconds, then you might be able to survive an enemy sniper nest. If not, then they would most certainly have gotten to you before you could have done anything in reply.
On Christmas Day, the Household Cavalry tweeted the photo and asked viewers to identify all six men in the wooded scene. We promise six men are hiding in plain sight. And if you can’t find them, you’re not alone. They are difficult to spot especially for those who do not have experience hunting or in the military.
Expert snipers seek out positions where they can hide for hours at a time. They use brush, grass and leaves to cover their bodies so they can wait out their opponents and fire a killing shot if needed.
As you scroll through the images, you’ll see the British riflemen begin to reveal their position. If you look closely, you’ll notice how they have their helmets sticking out of the trees and brush. But it is still challenging to find the trained killers among the peaceful grasses.
More than five hundred readers on DailyMail shared their thoughts about the challenge in the comment section. The following are some of the most popular responses:
“You should have just told me where the soldiers are. I couldn’t see them, and they all shot me and killed me. Donations in lieu of flowers, thank you.”
“Went to the army surplus store the other day looking for a new camouflage jacket, but there were just rows of empty racks. Guess everyone wanted one for Christmas.”
“They all hid BEHIND trees. I could do that wearing a hi-vis vest and not be seen with something obstructing the view. As soon as they pop out are seen straight away regardless of camo.”
A lot of people complained that it was hard to find the snipers. One user pointed out how that was the point.
“If you look at the second picture after the numbered picture, you can see where they were and then look at the first you can see their fire positions. The trouble is, you have got to know your fieldcraft, camouflage, AND concealment. They are SNIPERS. You don’t get to see them – if at all – until AFTER they have fired at you.”
To end, one reader gave us a joke:
“When I was in the army my CO came to me and said, ‘I didn’t see you at camouflage training this morning?’ I replied, ‘thank you, sir!’”