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Mystery Image
Category: Shape and Color | Added: June 4, 2009

The question here is straight forward enough - what is this a picture of ? The answer is simpler than you might think.

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Comments (182)

Posted by Angie on March 28, 2017

It's a cow. The "skull" that everyone thinks they see are the dark cow ears and the "teeth" of the skull are really wire fencing.
Posted by Naomi on March 23, 2017

I can see both!, a cow and the X-ray the perfil of the skull with missing bones. Interesting !!!!
Posted by GOOD on December 9, 2016

Posted by I got it on August 25, 2016

The small thing in the edge of the black spot in the right is the cows eye and the turtle like thing is the fence. The two black spots on either sides are the ears of the cow. The cow is looking towards you.
Posted by Laylah G on May 22, 2016

I see 1-a cows head,2-a man sitting on the ground and 3- a dog on a cliff looking down at him
Posted by Zed on April 4, 2016

I see two people.
Posted by Roger Reed on March 16, 2016

Look closley, it is a cow looking strait at the freaking camera. The black sorta hides it and outlines it.
Posted by Rosie Cloud on March 3, 2016

This "cow picture" was the subject of a scholarly paper by KM Dallenbach in 1951. American J Psychology Volume 64. pages 431-433
Posted by jamira on October 3, 2015

how do you see a cow I see a turtle
Posted by Alan Johnson on August 15, 2015

I first saw this picture of a cow 60 years ago when I was 12. It was on the business card of a salesman. Since then every time I see the picture, I see the cow.
Posted by cris on June 8, 2015

gosh.... I don't understand.,
Posted by Ohcomeon on May 26, 2015

Of course it's a cow!
Posted by Josh on May 18, 2015

Cow for sure
Posted by i'm smart on January 12, 2015

i see the moon, a cow, a skull, a ghost with a pair of black eyes, a black cat, a dog, the rock, a human face, a bottle/a jar & the trees.
Posted by amelia on January 2, 2015

it is a turtle and a mouse
Posted by ed on December 25, 2014

Holy cow! It's the moon.
Posted by jean on November 6, 2014

i see a snarling dog
Posted by SheesGot It on July 28, 2014

i infact see the cow now.. head, and half of the body!!!
Posted by Prots on June 23, 2014

The skull its not perfect, neither the turtle. But the cow its awesome. Cant see anything else... damn cow always standing there.
Posted by adi on June 4, 2014

look closely at the top of the cow head it is a deer and where is skull ?
Posted by FBI on June 2, 2014

Just see in the black its a vampire running behind a skeleton
Posted by bijit on May 4, 2014

oh! My god
Posted by TL on April 29, 2014

Omg it's a cow ... Seriously
Posted by richa on April 2, 2014

i see a tortoise.
Posted by john on March 20, 2014

Posted by A person on March 20, 2014

No,"Someone" I think its a cow. you have to look at it in the right angle. Bye...
Posted by Someone on March 16, 2014

No,I think I see a skull,"Anoymous". The bar things are teeth. On top of it is the eye.
Posted by Anoymous on March 16, 2014

I see a small dog in the bottom left . (The bar things)
Posted by Febuary on February 28, 2014

I see a cow and a woman.
Posted by eight on January 25, 2014

K, so I was the only one who thought of that as an image of the world from a satellite.
Posted by january on January 7, 2014

i see rouldalph the red nose raindeer he gots the big red nose antlers and a body and im not kidding if you dont see it you got to loosen up your eyey stare at the white parts
Posted by Selis on December 14, 2013

Holy COW...it is a cow!!! I didnt believe it until i saw the thumbnail below it...you have to not look so close at it
Posted by awesome on December 8, 2013

Posted by Hossein on November 17, 2013

Posted by KellyKelly on September 8, 2013

it's a man in a snnow covered ground.
Posted by A on August 1, 2013

I can also see an elephant.
Posted by A on August 1, 2013

I can see a mouse and a prison can't see a cow. &#128515;&#128046;&#128045;
Posted by Mystery on May 21, 2013

i see a skull,cow, and a pig
Posted by katie on March 5, 2013

the reason people see a cow is because it looks like a cow looking at u the two semi circular ooking shapes are the ears and bellow it you can see the nose!
Posted by cow on February 22, 2013

its a cow just got a bit of a olden day look about it si that right????
Posted by aemoltin96 on January 13, 2013

The cow is hard to see but if u look at the same picture just bellow it very closely u will see the cow looking at u
Posted by Draz on December 19, 2012

To see cow: start with blob to far left at about center, that is one ear. Then look at the large blob in upper right ignore all but the circular part in approx. middle of screen. Now, coming off the bottom left of the blob is a little nick. That is one eye. Then to the bottom right of the far left blob is a little black circle that is second eye. Follow the black curve that goes down towards center of pic, that is the bridge of its nose, the black "u" shape in bottom center of pic is the cows nose.
Posted by Draz on December 19, 2012

The cow is really hard to see, I can see the man, an alien face, and a skull. Which, for those who can't see skull if u look to left of cow face, u see these vertical bars, those are the skull teeth. The skull is looking to the left
Posted by Draz on December 19, 2012

The comment near the top by mak helped me a lot. I completely see the cow now!
Posted by na on December 17, 2012

rock star
Posted by lolpeople232 on November 30, 2012

how do you not see it???? its a man sitting in a chair!!!you see kind of the round grid at the bottom left? that's the chair. also theres a big bob on top of that's and that's the mans head. his hands, arms, and legs are positioned where they normally would be on a chair. How is that so hard for people to see??? its really simple!
Posted by halo on November 29, 2012

me too I can NOT see a cow
Posted by Dr. Stephanie Rostenkowski on November 3, 2012

Oh yes, something I forgot to add, how the hell is it a cow?!
Posted by Dr. Stephanie Rostenkowski on November 3, 2012

I am a phycologist. A lot of these 'what is it?' Pictures are simply a matter of interpretation. They are simply a bundle of pictures mixed together to create one picture that could-most possibly-be anything. It's all a simple matter of whatever you want this picture you see before you, to be.
Posted by bob face yeah thats my real name on October 17, 2012

a cow but it took some time to see it
Posted by Joray #1 on August 13, 2012

OMGGGGGGGG!!!!! i see the cow ahh im soo excited lol it scared me a bit tho lmaoo but yay i saw it after like many times viewing this picture .... but yeah the cow is looking directly at you :)
Posted by Joray #2 on August 12, 2012

....omg idk how yal can see it. I STILL CANT SEE A DAMN COW THT EVERYBODY SEE'S LOL ..tho my little brother can see a horse....
Posted by bobby bob bat boob bob new yorb on July 28, 2012

eeeee ahhhh its a cow cow close upo upo
Posted by kathiehansen on July 19, 2012

it's a cow....with black ears.
Posted by ham on June 24, 2012

i can't see the cow :|
Posted by ham on June 24, 2012

i just see a man reaching up on the left that seems like teeth of a skull also.
Posted by kaviya ghost on May 27, 2012

its like a island ,turtle,2 men speaking
Posted by Brian White on May 24, 2012

Look at the lower left corner. The grid is a wire fence. The cow, without horns, is extending its head over the fence. B & W photo was processed with minimal contrast. OK?
Posted by Gabby on May 16, 2012

Are you guys kidding me?!?!?!? Its black and white... you can practically see the shape... its a freaking cow!!!!!!
Posted by Bob on May 7, 2012

Posted by brad on May 3, 2012

dudes and dudettes its a pig
Posted by Meryl on April 28, 2012

It looks like a SKULL
Posted by Moi on April 28, 2012

i don't see any'THING'
Posted by daniel on April 28, 2012

problobly a dungon or somthing.
Posted by daniel on April 28, 2012

problobly a dungon or somthing
Posted by Renata on April 25, 2012

is is a cow
Posted by PIKACHU on April 15, 2012

How is this a cow?
Posted by alicia on April 13, 2012

i see a freaky clown
Posted by may on March 31, 2012

i see a cow ,i see a man shot dead and a fence
Posted by melisa on March 21, 2012

it's a man. look @ the top left corner. what do you see? a man with a baseball glove?
Posted by puip on March 6, 2012

it is an abstract peice of art.
Posted by antony on February 29, 2012

Posted by antony on February 29, 2012

what is it
Posted by ytaylor on February 7, 2012

if you look closely you will see a cow or you will see skull at least thats what i see
Posted by udhaya on February 7, 2012

it 's a optical illusion of tree with bark........................... i think so guys.....
Posted by Eares ! on February 3, 2012

its a skull
Posted by Hannah on January 12, 2012

i see.. a cow and lady gaga! im just a 12 year old but i see a cow an lady gaga and a skull
Posted by jamesdanher on December 25, 2011

Posted by jamesdanher on December 25, 2011

u realy dont see a cow
Posted by I DO NOT KNOW MY NAME on November 27, 2011

it is a deer skull
Posted by Ted E Bear on November 18, 2011

its a bird its a plane its a man insane its ex president LBJ
Posted by sandi on November 14, 2011

its a cow, i see nothing else
Posted by Ernesto on November 13, 2011

i see a granade and an acorn
Posted by Megan Kue on November 13, 2011

i c a cow and part of a skull.... intresting
Posted by Kat on November 13, 2011

definatly a cow
Posted by Josh mann on November 11, 2011

It took me forever, but its a damn cow!!! Lmao
Posted by Dd on November 9, 2011

Its a cow all i had to do was reaad the first comment!
Posted by Ponie123 on November 3, 2011

It's a cow!!! I see it now this one took forever to see
Posted by sebastian on October 23, 2011

This is the easiest illusion in the whole wide circle and everything that describes the world
Posted by MOO on October 17, 2011

Here a hint... MOO!
Posted by hahahha on October 17, 2011

Posted by jessie on October 13, 2011

i think it an Eskimo im 11
Posted by michelle on October 11, 2011

its a cow!!!!
Posted by Phil Jones on October 8, 2011

Its a cow! Mooooooo! 8-) a
Posted by nivo on September 1, 2011

its clearly a pig
Posted by Nicki on August 11, 2011

OHMYGOD. took me probably an hour but i do see the cow! yeah, totally. that's cool.
Posted by jiggity on August 3, 2011

its a damn cow damn people if you put ur chin at the bottom right you can see the cow (do not put ur chin literaly on the screen
Posted by yo on July 16, 2011

idk wat it was before but now i see da cow
Posted by ggg on July 12, 2011

Posted by jjmal on June 4, 2011

it a big fat dog cow cat thing
Posted by smilez601 on June 2, 2011

i dont see anything at all
Posted by kenny on May 27, 2011

it looks like a cow and a dog and the cow looks a little like a skull
Posted by Jack on May 8, 2011

Posted by johnnydrywall2011@hotmail.com on May 7, 2011

my mother sent me a photo of the same cow image in 1969. i wonder where and when it originated?
Posted by Elezabeazth on May 6, 2011

ohhhhhh!now i could see the cow!because you don't con-citrate on the teeth thingies.the uppur black things are his eyes and ears and the down black ink is his nose
Posted by Elezabeazth on May 6, 2011

i dont see a cow,i only see a face!!!!!!!>:(
Posted by Joyce on May 3, 2011

Its a cow Moooooooooo
Posted by jasmin on April 30, 2011

it is a cow because the 2 big splotches are the ears & the group of smaller splotches are the snout.
Posted by Flores on April 25, 2011

ohmahgawd. I have seen zee cow.
Posted by hannah banana on March 19, 2011

ITS A COW! The big black blob on the left is the left ear and the other big blob on the right is the right ear. Then its pretty obvious! :D
Posted by me on March 11, 2011

all i see is a combonation of a cow and an alien and its pretty creppy
Posted by Rosy on March 9, 2011

Wow...this one is the best i\'ve seen so far. There is a horse on the right hand side. A cow in the middle looking straight at you. A man with a life jacket on on the left hand side. And if you look and concentrate at the white in the middle you\'ll see a man shot dead lying down on grass looking to the right top corner...
Posted by FREYA on March 3, 2011

Posted by melanie on February 28, 2011

Posted by rica on February 28, 2011

i see a turtle and at the same time a cow
Posted by blahdedah on February 26, 2011

i see a cow
Posted by H on February 11, 2011

It\'s a head on a fence
Posted by dexter on January 12, 2011

gosh... i saw a skull then a cat on the front of !the skull
Posted by marium on January 8, 2011

its a skull
Posted by New on December 31, 2010

I saw a turtle
Posted by Eric lover(: on December 29, 2010

I see it!!!!!! I see it!!!! It\'s a cow it took me forever
Posted by Leo on December 12, 2010

obviously a cow?
Posted by Jessica on December 7, 2010

I see two people eating at a table. they seem to be in the desert. the two figures are toward the bottom. they are wearing black but their table is white. there are trees to the right of them, on the bottom right corner of this photo.
Posted by jessi on December 7, 2010

two people eating at a table in a desert
Posted by on November 20, 2010

A child or a woman looking at a snow covered mountain
Posted by Sammie on November 1, 2010

Ok i see a skull then my mother pointed to me the cow and now i see both.
Posted by shannon on October 31, 2010

i can now see after reading loads of comments its a cow
Posted by joe on October 23, 2010

i see a alian
Posted by t.i on October 7, 2010

its a cow...
Posted by Kasi on September 20, 2010

i see a skull torwards the left side of the pic but i dont see no cow i looked at this pic for awhile but no cow lol
Posted by Haley on September 18, 2010

i saw the cow right away, not very difficult to see, didnt even take very long, one look and ooo its a cow
Posted by Massimo on August 18, 2010

Wow I see the cow but in the beginning I did not see anything amazing.
Posted by Ademco on July 22, 2010

It is a cow, you have to look at the pic like it is one of the magic eye books.
Posted by gemz on July 22, 2010

i finally see a cow looking staight at me! finallly looool also see da skull dow 2 xxx
Posted by gemz on July 22, 2010

i finally see a cow looking staight at me! finallly looool also see da skull dow 2 xxx
Posted by Mermaid on July 15, 2010

to me it looks kind of like a skull....but i really cant tell i don\'t see much....
Posted by UGH on July 11, 2010

Posted by mahigt on June 22, 2010

it looks like a skeliton 2 me
Posted by emily on June 17, 2010

this took me forever! i had to get my mom to help me with this. She figured out right away how it was a cow. But now i see it clearly.
Posted by bridgesneilsen72 on June 12, 2010

a cow look close 2 da black n da pic
Posted by on May 4, 2010

Posted by brittany simpson aka or loklier on May 4, 2010

idk what the it is. i looked every way and see a blob of so where is the n answer???
Posted by Princess on April 24, 2010

It looks like bloody murder..
Posted by Jessica on April 1, 2010

Posted by Luz on March 30, 2010

I see a human face and to me it looks like a grown up boy
Posted by em on March 15, 2010

how do u c a cow i c a elephant n a turtle if u turn ur head sideways
Posted by sacha on February 17, 2010

its a reinder XP
Posted by bebe on January 29, 2010

what the is that???????
Posted by Jose on January 26, 2010

i see a cow and a lil duck just above it
Posted by tit splat on January 23, 2010

we c a cow a boy a side of a womans face a mans hole
Posted by poo on January 21, 2010

Its a cow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I couldn\'t see anything at first apart from a turtle if you look at it sideways but once i looked closely at the black i could see it YEAH!!!!!!!!!
Posted by supriya on January 14, 2010

Overview of earth from great height
Posted by SHIKHA NISCHAL on December 27, 2009

Posted by minty nischal on December 27, 2009

Posted by Isee,DontYou? on December 22, 2009

It is.... a cow.. MOO!
Posted by emokid on December 18, 2009

I see two people, one on the right with back to me, one on the left is side on. I also see the cow. And a bit of skull. ;D
Posted by Indra on December 15, 2009

OMG...!!! It\'s a cow looking towards you.. look closely at the black color..
Posted by chris on December 13, 2009

what is the freakin answer sombody
Posted by Shin on December 10, 2009

Posted by lolly on December 2, 2009

Posted by nicki on November 30, 2009

i c da cow and the teeth part of a skull but thats it
Posted by mer on November 25, 2009

i see a face
Posted by jho on November 25, 2009

yeah...dude ,,i agree its a cow!!
Posted by maddy on November 24, 2009

it\'s a cow people, come on! Ok, you might have to squint in th bottom right corner to see it, but it\'s there. There is also a part of a skull, but i see the cow the most
Posted by GHOST! on November 23, 2009

yah. seriously.. i see NO COW! or cow(S)
Posted by Katie on November 9, 2009

It\'s a cow dudes.
Posted by k.a.l.a. on November 6, 2009

all i see is a cow. i also see a man no dog no skull no tortoise weird. well the answer is different to all of us
Posted by Jewel on October 29, 2009

its a zombie baby that has ni eyes and it looks like blood
Posted by Elise on October 29, 2009

Posted by Vermin on October 18, 2009

its a country theres water all around and cloudes over the water
Posted by swami on October 18, 2009

simply a COW
Posted by defrldne on October 17, 2009

i see a man reaching up on the left and a dog on the right
Posted by miketeeeb on October 17, 2009

a clown
Posted by mak on October 8, 2009

It is a cow, see the black blob at the left, thats and ear a little to the right its an eye then down you will see the nose etc should be able to put it together.
Posted by nuala on October 1, 2009

its a sheep with rocks in the background
Posted by Tami on September 28, 2009

the bloody skull is the cow!
Posted by killer on September 26, 2009

i dont see the cow my friend does but i see a skull
Posted by dally on September 21, 2009

i see both a cow and a skull...
Posted by Saru on September 14, 2009

Suffice to say it might be a bit too easy if we simply told you what it was, however some of the other visitors who have commented have got it right. ;)
Posted by mo on September 7, 2009

how do you see a cow??????? i see nothing!!
Posted by cow on August 29, 2009

Posted by Brianna on August 26, 2009

i have no idea what that \"thing\" is up there
Posted by beast on August 25, 2009

its a skull
Posted by Joe on June 14, 2009

It could be a dog? with a muzzle on. Or a tortoise on some snow?
Posted by Hope on June 12, 2009

That picture is so obvious. Its a cow.