1. On the forest floor
Pacific gopher snakes are masters of camouflage. Can you find this some slithering through the twigs? Hint: Keep an eye out for its spotted scales.
2. On a fence
Here’s a scenic photo of some curvy tree vines—and a sneaky snake! See if you can find it slithering along. Here are more optical illusion photos that aren’t what they seem.
3. In the brush
Snakes can use their special camouflage talents to protect themselves from pr.ed.ators, but we think they can’t resist a fun game of hide-and-seek! Can you beat this one at its own game?
4. In the leaves
Copperhead snakes are venomous creatures native to the eastern part of North America. See if you can spot this one hiding among the leaves.
5. Peeking into the sunlight
Here’s another potentially da.ng.ero.us rattlesnake that hikers and campers need to watch out for: the great basin rattlesnake. Can you see it? Hint: Look on the left side of the photo. Then, check out these facts about animals that actually aren’t true.
6. On a tree branch
You definitely don’t want to be the person climbing this tree. You could mistake a snake for a branch—just like the green guy hiding in this photo.
7. On a hiking trail
This timber rattlesnake is hiding in plain sight. Since it blends in with the beige rocks on this hiking path, that makes it a t.hr.eat to hikers. Watch where you step!
8. Through the trees
There’s an Indochinese rat snake hiding in these trees. These creatures are native to southeast Asia, but you can see what they look like for yourself…if you can spot it!
9. On the rocks
Don’t worry, northern water snakes aren’t ve.no.mous, but they’re just as good at hiding as all the other snakes we’ve seen. Hint: Keep your eyes in the center of the photo to spot it. Plus, check out these snake photos that are beautiful and scary at the same time.
10. In a field
You wouldn’t think twice if you didn’t know there was a snake in it. But look closely. It’s staring right at you!