You have the eyes of a marksman if you can spot the TWO fearsome snipers in this picture in ten seconds | The Sun

CAN you spot the TWO hidden snipers aiming right at you in this mind-boggling picture?

The image – taken on military training grounds in Latvia – shows a pair of well-camouflaged marksmen nestled in the shrubbery.

Although the scenes are staged it is still incredibly challenging to spot these well-camouflaged snipers in the grassy landscape.

Photographer Simon Menner took the image, and viewers are baffled.

Menner has received many emails from frustrated viewers demanding proof that the snipers are really there.
He said: “I like this project because the key aspect of the photos isn’t visible.

“In a way the interesting part is when the story happens in their minds. They look for the sniper and think they found them, but then begin to question themselves. I find that fascinating.”
If you are still struggling to spot the sneaky snipers, you can find the answers at the bottom of the page.

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Menner has recently been in Lithuania and Latvia, where this picturesque scene is set.

He uses his large format camera to capture the landscapes at military proving grounds along with the surrounding countryside.

“I like this project because the key aspect of the photos isn’t visible”, he says.

Although the scenes are staged, it is still incredibly challenging to spot these well-camouflaged snipers in the grassy landscape.

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Menner has received many emails from frustrated viewers demanding proof that the snipers are really there. 

"In a way the interesting part is when the story happens in their minds. They look for the sniper and think they found them, but then begin to question themselves," he says. "I find that fascinating."

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If you are still struggling to spot the sneaky snipers, you can find the answers at the bottom of the page.

Menner photographed German snipers in 2010 and 2013 and wanted to work across different countries and landscapes, but getting people to play along was a difficult task for the photographer.

He reached out to dozens of militaries around the globe over a three year period including the US, Canada, France, Sweden and Norway.

After months of waiting for a response they all rejected his request, but that was until Lithuania and Latvia granted him access last year.

Menner visited last month for five days, during some of the coldest winter days so he could shoot in the snow.

“The snipers didn’t mind the weather,” he said, “they’re used to it”.

After some convincing, Menner managed to get the snipers to agree to get much closer to him than their target would be – usually half a mile away.

“Even though they were staged, the snipers wanted to be really properly hidden,” he said, “for them it was part of their pride”.


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