#1
For my art project at school I am doing an optical art piece. So, for a reference note, I have to look at where optical illusions occurr in nature. My fist thought was camoflage and my teacher suggested a herd of zebras. My problem occurs here, I can't exactly ask my parents to drive my 20 miles to the nearest zoo and then pay to go in and take a picture of a zebra. Our teacher has also told us that we can't use picture from the web, but we can use pictures that other people have taken (i.e. that won't turn up in a google image search).

tl;dr
Do you have any picture of zebras in a herd that you have taken? if so, could you post them in this thread or post a link.

thanks in advance,
#2
Nay. I only have pictures of herds of orangutans.
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#4
Just photoshop 2 different photos into 1 and she won't be able to find it on Google. Or take a picture of a group full of black and white people. When she says "this isn't a zebra", you say "that's the illusion!".
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use a different search engine lmao.
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here you go, took this on my trip to rand mcnally



I've seen that on google images.
still, well done on fitting a simpsons quote in here somewhere.

any picture would be useful, even if it is just two. Basically, two or more zebras.
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#7
Zebras are African equids best known for their distinctive white and black stripes. Their stripes come in different patterns unique to each individual. They are generally social animals and can be seen in small harems to large herds. Zebras are generally 2.3 m (8ft) long, stand 1.25-1.5 m (4-5ft) at the shoulder, and weigh around 300 kg (660 lbs), although some can grow to more than 410 kg (900 lbs). In addition to their stripes, zebras have erect, mohawk-like manes. Unlike their closest relatives, horses and donkeys, zebras have never been truly domesticated.

There are three species of zebra: the Plains Zebra, Grevy's Zebra and the Mountain Zebra. The Plains zebra and the Mountain Zebra belong to the subgenus Hippotigris, but Grevy's zebra is the sole species of subgenus Dolichohippus. The latter resembles an ass while the former two are more horse-like. Nevertheless, DNA and molecular data show that zebras do indeed have monophyletic origins. All three belong to the genus Equus along with other equids. In certain regions of Kenya, Plains zebras and Grevy's zebras coexist.

The unique stripes and behaviors of zebras make these among the most familiar animals to people. They can be found in a variety of habitats, such as grasslands, savannas, woodlands, thorny scrublands, mountains and coastal hills. However, various anthropogenic factors have severely impacted zebra populations, in particular hunting for skins and habitat destruction. Grevy's zebra and the Mountain zebra are endangered. While Plains zebras are much more plentiful, one subspecies, the quagga, went extinct in the late nineteenth century.

The name "zebra" comes from the Old Portuguese word zevra which means "wild ass". The pronunciation is /ˈzɛbrə/ ZEB-rə internationally, or /ˈziːbrə/ ZEE-brə in North America.
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When I saw this, I was like so I had to take a pic:
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here you go, took this on my trip to rand mcnally


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I've seen that on google images.

any picture would be useful, even if it is just two. Basically, two or more zebras.

#11
Why don't you take a picture of a "herd" of horses and edit them slighty on paint, they basically are the same animal really.
#12
What if it's an artist's painting?
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#16
translate zebra into other languages and search then
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no it has to be a photograph.
What is the zoo closests to you called?
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translate zebra into other languages and search then


that actually worked well

keep posting please.

and it's belfast zoo
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Why don't you just choose chameleon or mirages ?
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Why don't you just choose chameleon or mirages ?


he wanted me to do zebras beause optical art generally focuses on black and white colours.
#21
Jeeeesus, just get a plane ticket, go to Africa and take a picture for yourself! Man, some people are laaazy these days
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Jeeeesus, just get a plane ticket, go to Africa and take a picture for yourself! Man, some people are laaazy these days


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#23
Zoo from where I'm at:


Zoo from where you're at:
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Zoo from where you're at:


yeah when you asked what was the nearest zoo to me, I realized that I had forgotten to check their website. But when I did check, that was their only picture, and it wasn't the kind of picture I was looking for.

thanks for posting anyway!
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Thanks^^^, thats quite a good picture.

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that wasn't helpful, nor was it needed.
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that wasn't helpful, nor was it needed.

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On topic, this thread isn't any better than those kids asking for the Pits 'views' just so they can shove it into an essay. Just type in 'optical illusions in nature' in Yahoo search.
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deviantart.com , bound to be pictures there, just ask the user who took it if they'll let you use it.
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Why didn't you do it about giraffes? They are amazing for optical illusions:

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#35
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that actually worked well

keep posting please.

and it's belfast zoo


Woo Belfast Zoo! Best zoo near Belfast...come to think of it, are there even any other zoos in the north?
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When I saw this, I was like so I had to take a pic:



bahaha. for some reason that picture is really funny. i dunno why.
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Why didn't you do it about giraffes? They are amazing for optical illusions:



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