An image of a tiger spotted at Mizoram’s Dampa Tiger Reserve after seven years is crazily going viral. The reason of this viral image is the unique camouflage seen in the picture. The picture was taken by a camara trap placed by forest guard and veteran conservationist Zakhuma Don, who has been patrolling the Dampa forests since many years.
Sanctuary Asia shared this picture on instagram and wrote: “Crouching Forest Guard, Hidden Tiger! Don’t scroll past, you’re looking at a historic image! The first photographic record of a tiger in Mizoram’s Dampa Tiger Reserve in seven years! Can’t see it? Look a little closer, and leave a comment when you find it.”
The black and white image from the tiger reserve shows thick forests. That’s what will capture at first glance, but after a closer look, one can see a big cat hiding behind the thick vegetation. Lots of Instagram users appreciated the forest guard for the capture as it was the first sighting of a tiger in seven years in the santuary.
In February, Zakhuma Don set up a camara trap and retrieved it three months later in May. While going through the pictures that has been captured, he found the image of the tiger and sent it to authorities for confirmation.