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Can you spot the world’s sneakiest sniper hiding within 20 seconds?

YOU’RE in the top one per cent of the population if you can spot the world’s sneakiest sniper hiding in this photo in 20 seconds.

Somewhere in this field is a perfectly camouflaged marksman who is aiming at you and ready to pull the trigger – can you see them?

Can you spot the sniper hiding in this scene?

Can you spot the sniper hiding in this scene?Credit: Simon Menner

The image was taken by artist Simon Menner, who was granted permission to watch snipers in action with the armies of Germany, Latvia and Lithuania.

It shows a handful of trees in an overgrown field with a cleverly hidden soldier taking up a position with a high-powered rifle.

If you look carefully, you can just about spot a small mound somewhere in the picture.

Blending in with their surroundings is as much a part of a sniper’s training as learning to hit a target from a mile away.

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They must be able to survive alone or in pairs in unforgiving terrain.

Simon spent six years following snipers on training exercises to capture their remarkable ability to blend into their environment.

He watched them help each other make their “ghillie suits” using natural elements such as leaves and dead grass to match each landscape.

The photographer’s series of images – called Disappearing Act – appear at first glance to be quiet and sometimes eerie landscapes, from sunny meadows to fog-shrouded mountains.

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Lurking in every picture is a sniper with his gun pointed directly at the camera.

If you need a clue to find the sniper in this idyllic grassy scene, look for the small mound to the left of the trees.

The marksman is circled in a follow-up picture below.

It comes as a TikToker known for clever brain teasers and tricky optical illusions posted a video that few people can figure out.

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And another viral TikTok illusion video challenged viewers to spot the sniper hiding on a rocky mountainside.

Meanwhile, a clip shows a camouflaged marksman in a forest clearing who is invisible until he moves to reveal himself.

The hidden marksman is circled above

The hidden marksman is circled aboveCredit: Simon Menner