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Can you spot the tiger in this herd of zebras within 10 seconds?

Among this huge herd of zebras there is a carnivore, a tiger, hiding smartly waiting for its chance to ambush its prey. What makes this picture unique and one of the best optical illusions is the fact that the hiding tiger is camouflaging itself in the surroundings and can be hardly seen in the image. What makes this optical illusion distinct from others is the difficulty level. Unless and until one is completely knowledgeable about a tiger and its behaviour in wildlife one cannot solve this optical illusion.
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While the origin of the picture could not be verified, such images have been the favorites of internet users as they not only help the brain exercise, they are productively engaging and have a great impact on the vision and the mind coordination. Apart from being a good brain exerciser, optical illusions play a major role in several clinical cases as well. As per a research study, in clinical conditions like organic psychoses, epileptic aura and migraine, optical illusions play a crucial role.


Scientific and psychological facts aside, optical illusions are fun to interpret especially when you are among a group of friends. It is amazing to observe how two different people see the same image in two different ways even though it is the same image.

What's in this picture?

In the picture, we can see a group of zebras running in what seems to be a sparsely dense plain land. The tiger is sitting among the zebras crouched behind a bush.



What the picture portrays is a common scene seen in the jungle where herbivores are the easiest prey for carnivores. Herbivores like zebra, deer are an important part of the linear food chain network and are an important source of food and energy for meat-eating animals like lions and tigers. In order to maintain the food chain, organisms depend on each other for food. In this process, the flow of energy remains uninterrupted between two levels of the food chain.

Your objective?

In this brain teaser, you have to spot the hidden tiger among the running zebras within 10 seconds. All you have to do is look closely, enhance your concentration power and leave no space unchecked. Always remember, the trick to crack an optical illusion is to look for the non-obvious.

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Hint 1

The tiger is of the same color and has the same body pattern as the zebras. This explains the difficulty level of the optical illusion.

A white tiger, which is also known as a bleached tiger is a result of leucism or loss of pigmentation. It has the stripes of a tiger but it lacks the color and looks white.

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In this picture the white tiger is blending in perfectly with the herd of zebras and is calmly sitting behind the bush in what seems like the pose a tiger takes before making the pounce on the prey.

Camouflaging or blending in with the surrounding environment forms the foundation of preying among wild animals. Carnivores like tigers and lions are known to hide secretly waiting for a chance to attack the prey. As is seen in several wildlife videos, the prey though is always timid and seems to be very careful is usually unaware of the presence of the attacker.



Hint 2

Focus on those parts in the picture where you normally would not look. Usually people focus on the centre of a picture at first glance. Only a skillful observant would notice every nook and corner of the image and see the rarely seen.

Not just in this picture, in life also you have to look for things that are beyond your imagination and vision. You need to seek that is difficult to be sought. The trick to this optical illusion is the same. In order to find the answer we have to take the non-obvious route. Not everything is easy; sometimes we have to move our eyes away from the obvious and focus on what others can't focus on.



Here's the tiger

Much similar to its wild behaviour, the tiger in this optical illusion is sitting behind the bush waiting for its chance to pounce on its prey. The white tiger is seen sitting in the right hand side of the picture. Due to its color pattern it is difficult to spot the hunter animal. The image also points to the obvious habitat pattern in the wildlife. The animals belonging to the cat family are considered to be the most skilled hunting animals. Their soft paws and hunting tactics make it easy for them to take hold of their prey.


Only those who have good observation skills might be able to spot the tiger in this picture within 10 seconds. The hint is to look beyond the obvious!


How long did it take for you to spot the tiger? Tell us in the comments section below.

  1. What is this optical illusion about?
    This optical illusion is about a tiger hidden within a herd of zebras.
  2. How fast can one solve this optical illusion?
    The zebra can be spotted within this herd of zebras within 10 seconds if one has good observation skills.
  3. What does this optical illusion illustrate?
    The image illustrates a common scene seen in the jungle where the hunter always waits for the huntee.
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