If you spend time on the internet all day, then you get to know what’s real and what’s fake. There are many photographs which seem amusing, and they look so genuine. But after researching the source, you realize that it’s completely photoshopped. Not to worry, here we have collected 100 mind-blowing photos, that have not been photoshopped in any way and are 100% authentic.
Salar De Uyuni
It is the world’s largest salt flat in Bolivia. But what is a salt flat? According to Wikipedia, “Natural salt pans or salt flats are flat expanses of ground covered with salt and other minerals, usually shining white under the sun. They are found in deserts and are natural formations. A salt pan forms by evaporation of a water pool such as a lake or pond.”
Is The Boat Floating In Midair?
The water is so blue it seems that the boat is floating on air. It is a unique scene, but it is possible in areas where the pollution is low. Right now, the water looks blue because the afternoon sun is glaring right into it.
Zhangye Danxia Landform In Gansu, China
These are rocky structures which are several hundred meters tall. The color of these rocky structures is due to the presence of different minerals in the soil.
Trees In Schonbrunn Park
This is what you will get when you pay a visit to the Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna, where the outside park has a set of evenly cut tress which form a perfect line that tends to give an optical illusion.
These special looking clouds look like this because of the flow of wind. The wind swipes the cloud in a direction that is parallel to the surface of the earth, creating a unique shape.
Frozen Pond In Switzerland
This frozen pond in Switzerland looks like a pond-full of crystals. But you also need to give the credit to the photographer that took the photograph from such an awesome perspective.
Burned Utility Pole Hanging On Electric Wires
An electric utility pole was burnt due to electrocution. So now it is hanging in midair and it seems that the pole is half-visible and half-invisible.
Haussmannian Building On Georges V Ave. In Paris
Thanks to the multiple curvatures on the opposite building’s glass surface, you get a shaky reflection of the picture. The reflective law of physics is helpful in creating such a magical photograph.
It seem that the lady’s dress and body have been cut midway. But the black pencil skirt blends into the background in such a brilliant manner, it gives an awesome optical illusion.
Reflection Of Timber In Puddle
The water in the puddle is so still, it reflects the timber perfectly. It seems that there are multiple layers of the timber, one above the ground and one beneath it.
Horizons, A Kiwi Sculpture
Horizons, a steel sculpture created by Kiwi artist, Neil Dawson looks awesome. It is a giant outdoor steel sculpture which delivers the illusion of a windblown piece of paper resting on a hilltop. Dawson made the sculpture way back in 1994. It was made for Gibbs Farm, an outdoor sculpture collection which is located in New Zealand.
These cloud formations are unique and look straight out of a painting book. According to Wikipedia, “Asperitas (formerly known as Undulatus Asperatus) is a cloud formation first popularized and proposed as a type of cloud in 2009 by Gavin Pretor-Pinney of the Cloud Appreciation Society.” The color is due to the sun rays reflected in the clouds.
Falling Book Sculpture By Alicia Martin
Spanish artist Alicia Martin creates awesome sculptures that look like optical illusions. This one looks like a tornado shooting out from a building. Martin has created and displayed many site-specific, signature book sculptures throughout Europe.
According to Wikipedia,”Mammatus (mamma or mammatocumulus), meaning “mammary cloud”, is a cellular pattern of pouches hanging underneath the base of a cloud, typically cumulonimbus rainclouds, although they may be attached to other classes of parent clouds.” Aren’t these optical illusions great to look at?
The Bird Inside A Coffee
A man dropped pieces of potato snacks in his coffee by mistake. When he peeked inside his coffee mug, he couldn’t resist taking a photograph. It seems that a bird is peeking out of the coffee mug, probably an owl or a falcon.
Trees After Toxic Waste Spill In Western Hungary
Toxic waste, spilled in some unknown Hungarian woods, has given all the trees in the forest an awesome red shade. But it is so bad for nature, so I shall not be promoting this art form.
Glowworms Cave, New Zealand
Millions of glowworms give an awesome lighting effect in caves in New Zealand. The caves are therefore called Glowworms caves. Just look at the blue aquamarine shade that is reflected on the wall. It seems to be a different world altogether.
3D Grass Globe Illusion At Paris City Hall
It is a straight patch of grass, but the perspective of the lines drawn in the grass patch make it look like a globe from the horizontal perspective.
Her Outfit Matches The Beach
The shades on the lady’s dress are similar to that of the beach, so you feel like the lady blends in. The red and white of the skirt match the red sand and the white foam on water. The blue shirt mingles in with the sea’s blue waters.
Sand Dunes In Namib Desert, Namibia
The sand dunes of Namib Desert make the whole photograph look like a beautiful painting where the trees look like water-colored pieces of goodness against the orange sky.
The Flying House
A team of scientists, engineers and two world-class balloon pilots successfully launched a house with 300 weather balloons. It is a marvelous sight to see; a full-weighted house floating in mid-air.
Phytoplankton Glowing On Maldives Beach
You can se the phytoplankton glowing in the night sky on a beach in the Maldives. It looks like the beach has been lit by hundreds of natural light bulbs.
Funny Dog Perspective
This picture has been taken in such a way that the dog looks much larger than the humans around it. But that has happened because the dog is way ahead of the girls and nearer to the camera.
Blue Pond In Japan
A blue pond in Japan which has been frozen in winter. It looks so awesome in the black, blue and white. It seems that nature creates the best form of art.
A rare pigeon variety found in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which come under the Indian commonwealth. These islands are nearer to the Malay Archipelagos. Just look at the multi-colored feathers.
Lake Retba, Senegal
Retba stands for pink in the native language of Senegal. The bright pink color of the lake makes it an attractive tourist attraction. It is due to the Dunaliella Salina algae that it gets its bright pink color.
Sinkhole In Downtown Guatemala City
It was a man made disaster in which this pit was created. It is 65 feet wide and 300 feet deep. It was created due to the tropical storm Agatha and the Pacaya volcano eruption.
Half-Graffiti Room, Marseille, France
This masterpiece was created by internationally recognized graffiti artist, Tilt. He had completed this interior design work for the Au Vieux Panier hotel in Marseille, France. Isn’t this brilliantly conceptualized by the artist?
Sculptures In The Forest
Sculptural artist, Spencer Byles, created beautiful sculptures out of natural materials throughout the forests of La Colle Sur Loup, where he lived with his family in the Villeneuve Loubet and Mougins.
A roll cloud is low, horizontal and cylindrical-shaped, and a rare type of arcus cloud. They are completely detached from other cloud features. Roll clouds usually appear to be “rolling” about a horizontal axis.
The Ayam Cemani Chicken Breed
Ayam Cemani is an uncommon and relatively modern breed of chicken from Indonesia, related to their Indian cousins the Kadaknath. They have a dominant gene that causes hyper pigmentation, making the chicken mostly black, including feathers, beak and internal organs.
Pink Katydids Are The Result Of A Rare Genetic Mutation
Insects in the family Tettigoniidae are commonly called katydids, or bush crickets. They have previously been known as long-horned grasshoppers. More than 6,400 species are known.
Red Plants In Panjin Beach, China
Red Beach located in Dawa County, Panjin, Liaoning, China, is famous for its landscape featuring the red plant of Suaeda salsa of the family Chenopodiaceae. It is based in the biggest wetland and reed marsh in the world. This red color is due to the acidic soil in which it grows.
Just look at this piece of floor art. It has been created by Regina Silveira, who is a Brazilian artist living in Sao Paulo. She has studied art in the Instituto de Artes da UFRGS and holds a master’s and PhD degree in arts from Escola de Comunicaçoes, USP.
Fishermen Row A Boat In An Algae-filled Lake In China
Fishermen row a boat in the algae-filled Chaohu Lake in Hefei, Anhui province, China on June 19, 2009. This bluish-green algae is formed due to the presence of cyanobacteria. China invested 51 billion yuan ($7.4 billion) towards the construction of 2,712 projects for the treatment of eight rivers and lakes in 2009, Xinhua News Agency reported.
Double Image Formation
This is an optical illusion created by the peculiar shape of the mirror. The left-hand side is a mirror, and the right-hand side is clear glass, with a friend standing on the other side. Isn’t this unique?
Glass Gem Corn
These are various colored kernels of flint corn. It is often different from white and yellow dent corns. Many of these species were bred afterward. Most of the varieties of flint corn are multi-colored. Like the Linnaeus variant of maize, any kernel may contain the yellow pigment, zeaxanthin but at varying concentrations.
Artist Turns Her Small Studio Room Into Surreal Dreamscapes
Inspired by the story of Shim Cheong, a Korean folktale and also by Shakespeare’s Ophelia, Lee JeeYoung made this landscape by painting paper lotus and flooding the room with fog and carbonic ice.
3D Art By George Rousse
Georges Rousse is a French contemporary artist known for large-scale photographs depicting painted alterations within existing spaces. He has created this optical illusion masterpiece in the space gallery.
Hole House Installation
In 2005, Art League, Houston had two decaying studio houses that were soon to be razed down to give way for a new building. Before demolition of the two homes, they were given to sculptors Dan Havel and Dean Ruck. The duo went on to convert them into a giant vortex of maximum. We do not know what that means, but by seeing it we can say it is nothing but amazing. These two structures are also called Inversion houses.
Magic Tap Fountain
This fountain is also called the Charybdis fountain. It is situated at Seaham Hall Hotel in Sunderland, UK. It was designed by William Pye to be a real water vortex. Visitors can view the water falling from the side or from above. The fountain was named Charybdis after a siren of the Sicilian Sea in Homer’s myth about Hercules.
Parking Garage Optical Illusion
This garage is awesome. It is a public garage in Eureka towers in Melbourne. The words have been written or painted in such a matter it gives a 3D optical effect.
Sylvan Lake, Custer State Park, South Dakota
Sylvan Lake is a lake located in Custer State Park, in the Black Hills of South Dakota, United States. It was created in 1881 when Theodore Reder built a dam across Sunday Gulch Creek. Look at the awesome reflection of the rocks and clouds in still water.
Body Art By Alexa Maede
Doesn’t this man look like an authentic statue? He only ever dresses in this manner. But look closely, he isn’t wearing clothes, he has clothes painted on him.
Setenil De Las Bodegas Town In Spain
Setenil de las Bodegas is a town (pueblo) and municipality in the province of Cádiz, Spain, famous for its dwellings built into rock overhangs above the Río Guadalporcún.
Life In Sundarbans
Life in Sundarbans is extremely lonely. But you get to see the best optical illusion. You can’t tell which way is up and which is inverted.
Photo Shot Using Scale Model Sets And Real Models To Give A Different Perspective
Here’s a real model and various miniature models used to deliver the right optical illusion which has been themed as Gulliver and Liliput.
Banff, Alberta, Canada
Banff is a resort town in the province of Alberta, located within Banff National Park. The peaks of Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade, part of the Rocky Mountains, are a prominent part of its skyline.
Salar De Uyuni – Bolivian Salt Flats
Another shot of Salar De Uyuni or Bolivian Salt Flats. Here some friends playing with the camera and creating a wonderful optical illusion, thanks to the perspective of distance.
Water So Clear, Boat Seems To Be Floating On Air
The water is so clean in this river, the boat seems to be floating on air. The green waters have an almost negligible reflection which makes it seem that there is nothing underneath the boat. Even the waters disturbed by the oars does not seem to change anything.
Pink Sun, Beautiful Sunset
I have never seen the sun in an awesome shade of pink. The morning sun in the Asian subcontinent looks special in its own way, with the hazy blue skies amidst that perfect pink circle. When nature starts playing with its own colors, you can’t help but marvel at the beauty it displays.
Parked Over The Rock
The SUV has been parked in such a way in the meadow, it seems like a toy placed on a rock. Or is it really a toy that has actually been placed on the rock?
Fog In Center Hungary Below Water Tower
The fog in Hungary is so dense, you will feel that the water tower and the building have ripped through the clouds and half of the world lies above the fog and the rest below it.
Noosa Everglades, Australia
It is one of only two everglades water systems that are present on Earth. The river Noosa is called the river of mirrors because of the amazing reflections that you see in the water.
Field From A Balloon
A field in an unknown location observed from a balloon. But what do I see on the grounds? Are they crop circles?
An Ordinary Rainy Day In London
London can look so lovely in the rainy season. Although it can get bitter cold, the rain seems to have a special effect on nature, making it look more beautiful.
Moheshkhali Island Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Just look at the greenery in this pristine jungle of Bangladesh. Nature is in full splendor, totally uninhibited. The colors are so vivacious, one simply can’t help but fall in love with the nature.
Sunset At Pagudpud Beach, Ilocos Philippines
Need I say anything about this poetic picture? It is just breathtaking.
It Is Not Glow Paint
If you thought this man has covered his face in paint, then you are highly mistaken. This is not art over his face, but rather a lifeform or various life forms. The blue shade that you see on his face is the UV light he is flashing on it. The bright spots are bacteria.
Clear Reflection In Water
This time the location is unknown, but the picture is a marvelous piece of art. Just look at the reflection of the cloud in the lake. The greenery all around adds to the beauty of this picture.
After The Rain In Verona, Italy
The town square in the midst of Verona after a rain-washed evening. With the rainy skies and the setting sun, one could keep looking at this picture for hours.
Verona, The City Of Love, Italy
Another picture-perfect photograph, showing perfectly aligned houses. How still, how serene and not a person in sight.
Ferry Taking Off From Skiathos Airport
The Skiathos Airport in Greece has many different take off sights. One of them is this waterway. The plane has left the port and the stream it is leaving behind looks straight out of a painting.
Sun Behind Lamp Post For The Perfect Shadow
The sun is perfectly positioned behind the lamp post, and it seems to give off a golden bright aura. The photographer has also captured it from such an awesome perspective, it seems that the lamp post has brightened the skies with its luminosity.
The clouds, the blue skies and the blue sea look so serene, almost like they have come straight out of a water color painting.
Bosco Chiesanuova, Verona
This is the Palaghiaccio, an ice skating rink in Bosco Chiesanuova in Verona, Veneto Italy. This awesome picture was taken without the use of any filters.
The Drawing Of Izan
Izan, a Spanish artist, creates such awesome drawings which are based on various optical illusions. In this drawing you can see a skull which has a hairy monster underneath.
Tango And His Friend Mini
There are two optical illusions in this picture. One is the fact that the cat and dog are looking in the exact same direction which is quite rare. The second illusion is the black shadow patch on the dog which gives the impression that the dog has been cut into two pieces.
The Blazing Rainbow
The sun during dawn looks so beautiful, but look at the rainbow that’s overhead. It’s just breathtaking!
Perfect Division Of Landscape
The landscape has been divided perfectly. One section has the sky, the other the mountains, another has the stream and the remaining ones has the plains.
The Water Splashed Over The Elephant Looks Like An Elephant Itself
We will not explain the picture any further. Sometimes these things just happen out of pure coincidence.
The Magical Light From The Tree
A forest service worker photographed a fire burning inside a tree while he was fighting the western Northern Carolina Wildfires. It looks as if a magical fire is coming from the trunk of the tree.
The Glowing Ice In The Caves
The golden rays of the sunset entered the cave at just the right angle to light up this section of ice, making it look like amber. It looks so splendid, it cannot be described in words.
Highway To Heaven
This spot on I-80 in Wyoming is known as the Highway To Heaven. It looks as if it leads to the sky above the road. Just look at the fare end of the highway.
The sunset has not happened yet, but the orange and red from the sun have literally set the clouds on fire. This is a remarkable moment to capture.
The Giant Boy Climbing The Mountains
This is a regular boy who is climbing out of a rotten tree stump. But the photograph has been taken from such a perspective, it looks as if it is a giant boy climbing out of a mountain valley.
Have Two Photographs Been Merged Together?
The pole in this picture makes it look like two different pictures. One side is bright and the other is a bit dark. But this is not the case at all. It is actually all part of the same picture.
The Timing Is Perfect For Taking The Photograph
It might look like a falcon is using an iPhone, but in reality, there is a man who is behind the glass and he is snapping a photograph of the falcon.
Four Different Seasons From Four Different Window Panes
If you look at the four window panes of this particular room, you will feel that you are seeing four different seasons at once.
The Bouncing Tire Marks
The tire marks show an illusion of a car bouncing, but it is in fact a case of improper reversal. But the effect is still cool.
The Burning Dog
While it might seem like the dog is on fire, in reality, the dog has been smeared with powdered color in the Indian color festival called Holi.
The Dog With The Burning Feet
This dog’s name is Rosie, and she caught the sunlight just right. She was sitting at the curb’s edge with the sun setting just under the car. It is one hell of a cool effect.
The Invisible Car
This black car has become transparent after being washed by water. The surface is just like a mirror and it reflects the pavement and the trees so perfectly, you feel that the car is invisible.
The Black-And-White Santa
If you thought that this one was definitely photoshopped, then you couldn’t have been more mistaken. These are black and white Santa clothes and the girl has got an equally shadowy piece of makeup on her face.
The Teacup With Holes
The unique design of the teacup and the light’s reflection and refraction make the teacup seem like it has holes in it, and the effect is quite beautiful.
The Rainbow Pool
A man and his girlfriend were walking in the woods the other week and saw a rainbow pool for the first time. It could be because of the soil or it could be because of the reflection of the orange sun and the blue sky.
The Bodyless Buffalo
It might look like the buffalo only has a head and no body, but thanks to the perspective that the photograph was taken from, you can see only the head of the beast and not the body.
The World’s Longest Tram
In Chengdu, China, you will see this tram which still provides transportation services all across the country. Here you can also see a building on top of the tram, which is nearly the same color as the tram, creating an optical illusion.
Highway I-90 In The Berkshire Mountains, Massachusetts
This is one of those times when highway I-90 in the Berkshire mountains, Massachusetts looks like a dream world. Just look at the mountains and the sky full of clouds.
The Magical Cat
This cute cat is lying in front of an Easter decal on the front door and it makes the cat look like a Dr. Seuss character with all those colorful spots.
The Close Up Of An Eye
This is a close up shot of a woman’s eye. Her husband shot it with a microscopic camera. Just look at the network of nerves in her eye.
The Tent Serves As A Remarkable Filter
When there is a natural filter like a tent, you don’t need a filter in your camera. This man shot a picture of the jungle outside when he was sitting inside the tent.
Is This Clock Real Or Fake?
Have a close look at the wall and the clock and try and figure out whether it is a piece of art or if the wall is actually caving in under the weight of the clock. It was created by Daniel Arsham.
Viaduct In South England, UK
All the arches in one single line give a brilliant illusion of a never ending tunnel. Just keep on looking straight at the infinite oblivion formed from the archways.
The Perfect Timing Of The Water Splash
The water has been splashed in such a way that it looks like a question mark has been formed in mid-air.
The Frost On The Fence In Moscow
This fence is at the Borovsk station near Moscow. The frost looks like white hair on the fence, when it is actually icicles.
The Archer Shooting An Arrow In The Sky
It might look like an arrow shot by the archer’s statue, but in reality, it’s a jet flying in the sky that has left a white trail of smoke which makes it look like an arrow piercing the air.
Mexican Football Club Monterrey’s Vast Estadio BBVA Bancomer In The Cera De La Silla Mountain
The viral photo shows the view from the upper tier of Mexican football club Monterrey’s vast Estadio BBVA Bancomer. It’s a stadium that is located in the shadow of the Cera de la Silla mountain within the metropolitan area of the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León, in northeastern Mexico.
Arcus Dust Storm Cloud In Australia
An arcus cloud is a low, horizontal cloud formation, usually appearing as an accessory cloud to a cumulonimbus. Roll clouds and shelf clouds are the two main types of arcus. These types of clouds are seen over many Australian ports.
Ouse Valley Viaduct
The Ouse Valley Viaduct lies London-Brighton Railway Line over the River Ouse in Sussex. It is located north of Haywards Heath and to the south of Balcombe. It is popularly known for its ornate design. This structure has been described as probably the most elegant piece of architecture in Britain.