In addition to marksmanship, snipers are trained in field craft, reconnaissance, surveillance, and of course, camouflage. Driven by the increasing range and accuracy of firearms, camouflage designers have been researching and exploiting optical illusions since World War I and German artist Simon Menner proves that our eyes can often deceive us. Menner was recently granted permission to spend some time with the German Army and its snipers at which time he captured the soldiers’ remarkable ability to blend into their environment, producing images that appear to be simple landscape shots until you look close enough to spot the barrel of a gun.
Can you spot the sniper? Check out the photo montage below and see if you can spot the sniper hidden in each of the landscapes.