Stripey! That’s a confusing picture! Are these siamese zebras spotted in the Namib plains – or just a clever illusion?

This is the moment two zebra’s stripes blended so perfectly that they appear to be SIAMESE ZEBRAS.

Zebra illusion

The mind-boggling capture clearly shows one head, which seemingly belongs to two bodies.

However, it is in fact just an optical illusion which is the result of a well-timed shot by Gal Zanir, 24.

The Israeli student and enthusiastic traveler was camping out in the middle of the vast Namib desert when he spotted a herd of zebras.

a moment before the illusion

He describes how the zebras were all standing close together, to protect the accompanying zebra babies.

Gal said: “We opened our tent and see a zebra herd, I jumped off of my sleeping bag and I got some pictures of them

They kept on standing on the guard of their young ones, getting closer while I take their picture as they were blending into each other.

Part of the worried herd

I actually found their special camouflage in the picture only when I go back home – couple of months afterwards. It was stunning, and I can’t forget that morning.

I took thousands of pictures while traveling Africa and I truly think that this unique image is something which I will never be able to remake