Two Headed Zebra Again!


Brenda, Laura and few others have just shared this newest optical illusion by National Geographic. This isn’t the first time we had great content from NG… It isn’t even the first time we had zebra illusions from NG, either! Anyway, the title says it all. Is it really one-of-a-kind zebra born with two heads, or is there more to this photo than meets the eye? Share your opinion in comments below!

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  • ElHa

    Haha Great

  • bets

    I think it’s a pretty neat picture. I can see where people might get confused.

  • I

    i dont see anything thats not a NATURAL 2-headed zebra

  • Steve

    Very cool! Two zebras: one coming from the left across the picture and facing to the right, and another heading away from us and facing left.

  • eureka

    what a great photo….props to the photographer

  • Donald

    Right head connected to the body of on the left and not the body in the middle.

  • Dianne

    Head facing right belongs to body on the left.
    Head facing left belongs to body viewed straight on.

    • minecaricature

      yes, I agree

  • Annie

    Well, it’s not the same head seen twice; the markings are different.

  • bart W.

    Left one is from the middel animal, right head is from the left animal.

    Cool illusion !!

  • tarun

    there is one zebra with head injury(left one) and the second’s body is on the left side of the photo

  • MissAnneThropee

    Yeah…I see what is up with this…(also saw the same pic in National Geographic) Just follow the stripes…Nonetheless, I am never disappointed with their Photography.

  • Alvin

    the body of the 1st. zebra (wich is on the left) is connected to the head which is facing to the right in the pic. the 2nd. zebra is almost at the middle of the 1st. zebra and because of the shallow depth of field between the two zebras, the juxtaposed heads plus the zebra hairs created an illusion of a zebra at the middle of the entire pic with 2 heads

  • Gregory Goldsmith

    Are you sure there arent 3 zebra involved in the pic>

  • Rick

    just one in front of the other….it’s easy if you just look at the ears.

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  • beljumking

    Hard to see at first. Great one!

  • Its a three headed monkey.

  • Rolando

    Nice Photo
    the zebra on the left has its head under an to the right of the first plane zebra.

  • Jenny

    WOW! This one is really good. It is hard to imagine that the stripes on the zebra on the left facing right, match up perfectly with the stripes on the zebra turned straight ahead but with his head facing to the left! What a GREAT photo!

  • i think they’re two different ones. the right head’s body is right next to the left head’s body on the left

  • hardcode

    I can see the evolutionary purpose of the makings: if you’re a predator, it’s hard to see where one animal stops and the other begins. Confusing as hell.

  • ebbhyen

    I think if the zebras saw this picture, it would give them a headache.

  • Lion

    Guess that’s why they evolved that way! Sure messes with the heads of predators!

  • Kerry M.

    If you really look at all the ears involved, you can start to figure it out.

  • I give up. In spite of all the good guesses here I just can’t see it. Can you tell us what we are looking at?

  • The easiest way to see this is to cover the head on the right with your finger noticing that the center animal looking to the left has its neck visible on both sides of its mane.

  • onyxbutterfly

    There are actually three animals. The one in the middle with the mane is facing forward and you cannot see it’s face but you can see it’s ears. The left and right faces are partially concealed so you cannot see ears but they are animals facing in opposite directions. The depth of field make it appear to be a photo of one animal with two faces. Beautiful photo. Nicely done.

  • Key is to follow the flow of the stripes, and it makes great sense.

  • gary mann

    Good photo of THREE zebras – one facing straight ahead, one coming in from the left and one coming in from the right. Maybe doctored a bit but is certainly is a very possible photo!

  • Care Bear

    Check A&E TV. They have a new show featuring a two headed person, Ashley and Britany–and it’s no illusion.

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  • Jeff

    The stripes make it hard for the eye’s. But if you look to the zebra on the left. You may see how it is the body for the head facing right. Awesome illusion.

  • ebbhyen

    I have seen this often on my field trips to Africa. It is a product of “Multiple Zebratic Personality Disorder.” Sometimes, when the female go into heat, the young males have a conflict between their place in the herd and their individual sex drive, thus their head splits apart. Once they have a good meal, the head returns to normal.

  • Universalgirl

    Excellent photography. The body of the zebra on the left belongs to the head on the right. The head of the zebra on the left, his body is coming into the camera. Great shot!!!

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