There’s something about optical illusions that we love challenging ourselves with them. And now that most of us are at home and have a lot of free time, this one picture of two zebras is going viral on social media.
The photo was clicked by an Indian wildlife photographer, Sarosh Lodhi, in Africa last year. But a challenge recently shared by a Twitter user, Parveen Kaswan, has left people scratching their heads.
The challenge is to tell which of the two zebras is in the front.
While there was a mix of answers from among left and right…
… some people even tried to explain the logic behind their answers.
Sir the Zebra on the left is in front. I told this because of the shadow https://t.co/7kMiyAK8Hy— Satwik Gupta (@SatwikGupta17) July 10, 2020
The left one, going by the folds on his neck (probably because his head is tilted to his right). The right one doesn’t have folds on the neck indicating his face is hid straight behind the left zebra’s face. 🤔🧐— Keerthi Priya (@Keerthi56546991) July 8, 2020
The Left Zebra is in front.— Sank🎀At (@1_sanket) July 8, 2020
Look at the orientation of ears. https://t.co/fcdRFmrj1o
From the shadows I guess the one on the left is. No, wait… https://t.co/WTcWVnOpii— Kaveri 🇮🇳 (@ikaveri) July 8, 2020
Left on. Close look of hairline on neck portion confirms https://t.co/OxC5phw1Rj— Raghv Pandey (@PandeyRaghv) July 8, 2020
This one particular person took it too seriously.
There were those who drew analogies. I’m guessing that was easier than solving the puzzle.
OMG !— Vamsikrish Na (@vamsikrish_here) July 9, 2020
it's hurting my delicate eyes. https://t.co/DU6TKL3p1I
as if 2020 hasn’t been hard enough to figure out… wtf man I keep changing my answer. https://t.co/elQx8nJ1bO— elizabethany [eb] (@luvelizabethany) July 9, 2020
These people knew it was a fun exercise indeed.
phle to yeh mere left ya aapka left kyuki jo mera left wo aapka right h jo mera right h wo aapka left😂😂— आदिमानव🗿 (@NIT3SHPAL) July 8, 2020
This one is as tough as Melody itni choclaty kyun hai. 😃😃— Virat A Singh (@tweetsvirat) July 7, 2020
The image is just out of the world and so it was natural to see some people saying that the image isn’t real or it’s photo-shopped.
Amazed 😍It’s created through graphic designing so it’s really difficult to guess but it’s left I hope 🤔— Jyoti Saini Si (@jyotiartists) July 7, 2020
The photographer himself explained how he clicked the picture in a conversation with Insider. He said:
I was clicking a dazzle of zebras in Maasai Mara, trying out various creative images. That’s when I saw these two approaching each other. Expecting some interaction or nuzzling between the two, I kept my focus glued on to this pair. They kept coming closer and closer and to my utter amusement they reached an alignment that caused a total illusion.
Oh! I forgot mujhe bhi solve karna hai. Okay. Bye.