Every morning at 6 O'clock I drive to a photographic hide that were recently built. It is a bunker type hide, so one sit inside with your eyes level with the ground and waterhole. One morning I saw a leopard here, but he disappeared too quickly for a photograph. There are other hides here, high up in the air. It was suggested I go and spend a night in one of them, but what if an elephant comes rubbing against the hide? Not alone, no, I do not think I can do that!
Zebras - does their stripes camouflage them?
Zebras usually travel in large groups, in which they stay very close to one another. Even with their camouflage pattern, it's highly unlikely a large gathering of zebras would be able to escape a lion's notice, but their stripes help them use this large size to their advantage. When all the zebras keep together as a big group, the pattern of each zebra's stripes blends in with the stripes of the zebras around it. This is confusing to the lion, who sees a large, moving, striped mass instead of many individual zebras.