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This optical illusion picture was taken from the Little Giant Book of Optical Illusions by Keith Kay, where it was originally presented as a puzzling pattern containing hidden black and white cows. As easy it was for me to spot the one hidden cow in it (what’s with all them cow illusions?!), I was never able to see any other cows present. What do you make of it? BTW, this kind of Rorschach Test optical illusions proved quite popular in our archives, so make sure you check our spot the object category for more -they should be buried somewhere in there…

  • Ola

    I see 2 :)

    • ginger

      I see two, too.

    • http://gmail.com Andrewpoky

      same

    • Peter

      I see 2 three, I mean also.

    • HaloDUDE80

      I also see two cows

    • eee efff geee

      ohh i see the other one now :d

    • http://aqfl.net Ant

      I saw one and then saw two after reading these comments. :D

    • Anonymous

      I cannot find any black and white cows. Where are they?!

    • jennyspark

      Same!

    • Vic Torino

      I see 16 cows

  • Saeed Yaqoob

    well.. i can c 2 cows.. one is the front one with its face at right side of the pictuer.. and the other 1 is right behind the first1.. or… am i missing any others????

    • quack yup quack

      i dont think so

  • Clivey Walshy

    I see 2 one which is pretty much a full cow with the head top left and one just a head in the bottom right. Ita another one of those, “once you have seen it you cant not see it” pictures

    • JohnJ

      Clivey Walshy you have it backwards. The front cow is standing broadside with it’s head on the rigth of the viewer. The second cow is partially obscured, but the eyes, ears and upper body are visable, and there must be another cow between them, but it looks like more like a horse.

    • Anonymous

      JohnJ, you also have it wrong, the head on the right has a body attatched that strectches across to the left and then body of the front cow is what obsures the view of the back cow.

  • diane

    I see a white cows nose ♥

  • PromiseMe

    I think there might be another one..

  • jake

    I see 1 :)

  • JohnE

    I see two also. The splotch at the bottom, a third from the right is the tip of one’s nose.

    The furthermost left splotch at the top is another one’s right ear.

    • kjm0591

      Thanks John E….fouund the one in back riht off but the one in the bottom right I didn’t see until you hint and then it was there and that is all I see….but thanks

  • Steve

    I see one…. but at the same time, I’m wondering if maybe I see it because that’s what I’m told to look for?… like pictures in the clouds

  • Dolphin

    Cool! I see three cows :D

  • NeeL

    I see a world map.
    in the centre top, there is Europe, pushed back in the above part of the picture, but clearly Greece is sticking out. Unfortunately the UK is melted solid to the mainland of Europe.
    Below is Africa, and very near is Southern America, al the way pushed to the centre.
    Bottom right we see Australia with New Zealand. And left top is Canada cut off of the rest of America.
    In the left bottom there are some unexplainable islands, maybe you can tell me what they are!

  • http://myfuntimesathome.blogspot.com GEM

    I c 2 (Afta Dad showed me) Lol!!!

  • Nelson

    I see 2 cows

    • valeria

      but the cow on the left has eyes? I don’t see..

  • http://ebbre.tumblr.com gab

    i see 2 cows…

  • Eureka!

    there’s one in the top right, and one in the bottom left

  • rd

    Cannot find the cow(s), still trying.

  • John

    I can see at least two!1 8<)

  • eee efff geee

    I see 1 :)

  • Care Bear

    Very attractive bovines. I enjoy these illusions.

  • Larry

    If that is the cow right dead centre face almost straight out it is a poor image and imagination helps way too much!

    Did I miss something?
    Clues please!

  • Jerry Rosie

    it is relatively easy to see two cows. The one in the foreground is facing to your right with its head looking toward you. The one in the background is facing to your left. also looking at you.

  • pat

    I see 3

  • Beth

    I see one in back and one in the front right corner

  • RJM_639

    I see two.

  • Drew

    I see 3! On at the top, one in the middle, and one in the bottom right corner!

  • Kimon

    Couldn’t see a thing until I read all the comments. Then I saw two.

  • Danielle

    r u kidding me? i dont see any!!!!!!

  • caity

    I c 2

    1 on the top left corner and 1 in the middle on he right hand side

  • Larry

    Trcksters put a partial picture on the Google page!

    I thoght I was going crazy…well more crazy… again!

  • NotBob

    I dont see any D:

  • Phil

    Janice and Diane

  • anonimo

    i see two

  • Sergio Ramos

    cow on the right says, “Oh hai thar!”

  • Ravi

    @NeeL -man I seen this picture from your view point, It was awesome…..hahahahaah

  • Sasa

    where is the third??? i see only the 2 ovious

  • Whoami

    I see a cow, a dog, a dinosaur, and a whale spouting off at an airplane. :-D
    Cow, on the right blank space, dog on the black next to it, dino top center, and whale top left…

  • wolfman

    too easy

  • Jim

    I see 3. The two mentioned above and the hardest one is the completely white albino.

  • Dan

    where is the third one? I only see kind of two cows:

    Optical_Illusion_Cows.jpg

  • geo

    there are 2 one in front pointing right one behind with its nose hidden pointing left the outline of the front one’s rear end is the thin white line

  • Julie Nicholas

    More than 2
    My first impresion was that there is a cows face in the lower right and another cow in the upper left that is looking at the viewer and the patter of the nearest cow merges with the face/ears of the other to give the impression of a third face side on with a line through where the eye should be. Then I looked at the picture a bit harder and theres something wrong, I dont like the way the backline of the far right cow starts to deviate upward, that looks like its merging into something else and the nose area of the lower right cow has a white strip that curves but the curve actually extends beyond the nose of the cow which to me suggests there is something else going on in the foreground.

  • Gregory Padilla

    It seems obvious that there are at least three cows. Two cows’ heads are visible in the top-left and bottom-right of the picture. The third cow’s hind quarter is visibly obstructing a portion of the top-left cow’s face.

    Beyond that, there may be more that I am not seeing. But there’s the case for at least three of them.

  • Lizzie K

    There are three well hidden heads.

  • Wendy TW

    I see 2 too! I love this one, want it for my wall ! xx

  • Aien

    Everyone has different answers… I can’t make it out.

  • dan

    Sorry for being slow but I only see one (on the bottom right (from the viewers perspective)). I kind of see one on the top left but half his head is chopped off. Where are the eyes?

  • Glendalough

    Moo, Moo, I see two too.

  • pat

    The entire page looking at us is one cow body of cow is to the right of the page, another one is to the left of the page sideways body to the left.Another is the head of the cow,and can’t see the body.
    I counted three, if more let me know. I love these. Happy Holidays

  • Deb

    Saw the two, but had to really study it… :)

  • jane

    i see none…

  • Tony

    Good image
    I can see one
    Body Left to right, with big head turned towards us, you will see his eye in the big black blotch on the right.
    But can,t see any others

  • crazyeyes

    at first i notice 2 cows, after examining more and moving 2-3 meters away from the monitor i believe the cows are 4 or 5.
    the one clearly in front is actually 2 cows and there are 2 or 3 on the back.

  • shehzad

    i dont see any cow… need help with this illusion!!!!

  • rasha

    gosh when I finally saw the cow’s head in the bottom right, I jumped, it startled me! lol. And you guys are right about the can’t unsee thing.

  • Blueknight

    I see 4 cows

  • Samantha

    Omg haha that is awesome! I almost didn’t think there were any comments helped thanks!

  • kyle

    I cant find anything ive been looking for minutes still see nothing :(

  • Rob

    I got 2 cows they outline each other.
    Try the hidden face in the woods-that will take you awhile.

  • i love my horse molly

    2

  • Alice Alexander

    The large foreground cow has a white tail obscuring the jaw par of the cow behind it. (Note the black ear and eye of the ‘behind’ cow). Both these cows obscure a mass to the upper right that i haven’t figured out yet. —-anybody??¿?

  • Thor

    It took me a week but ive still nly found 2

  • Kit

    Dude, why do I see an alligator??
    o_O

  • Diggs

    I see two cows and a pig.

  • Asher

    I see three

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