There are a lot of illusions that may appear in everyday items and some people have been able to capture these illusions at precisely the right moment and post them online. Look at these pictures closely and if you can’t find the illusion at first, read what we have to say about them.
Not The Work Of Editing
This is not an edited picture. The man who took this pressed the camera button at the exact moment that the lightning struck. Half of the image was illuminated by the lightning while the rest was still dark.
The Merged Dogs
No, these dogs are not joined together. They just happen to have the same fur color and they have placed their legs right next to each other’s to create this illusion.
The floor of this building looks like it suddenly drops off into the middle of nowhere. However, this is just because of the angle of the picture and the pattern of the floor.
The birds look like they are bigger than the cars in the parking lot. However, this is just an illusion created by the same color of the high ledge and the parking area.
The Decapitated Camel Head
This guy seems to be holding a decapitated camel head. But if you look more closely, you will see this is just an illusion created by holding the camera at the perfect angle while the rest of the camels body is hidden behind the guy.
This looks like a new planet that has been discovered in Space, when actually it’s just frost on the hood of someone’s blue car in the morning.
This cat looks like it only has half a body! Yet again, it is just another illusion, although this picture should give you some ideas for how you can position your camera the next time that you take a picture of your cat.
Walking Among The Clouds
Walking off this pier might give you anxiety attacks since it looks like you would fall off of Earth and into the sky. However, it is just an illusion created by the reflection of the skies in the clear water of the lake.
Centaurs Are Real?
While a normal Centaur would have the body of a horse, this one has the body of a dog. It’s hilarious to see this illusion created by the same color of the dog’s fur and the woman’s pants.
A Great Tornado
This looks to be the beginning of a very troublesome tornado in the distance. However, this is just an illusion that has been created by the formation of snow in the man’s porch.
A Portal To Another Dimension
A portal in the middle of your living room would be a great thing to have. Just think how easy it would be to travel to another dimension! Or you could just end up hitting your head on the black blob on your duvet.
The Disembodied Dog
The dog looks like it has a log for a body, but his midsection is invisible. However, this is just a dog sitting next to a log.
The Levitating Ship
Is this ship being beamed up by aliens? Is it the Flying Dutchman? No, this has been caused by a mirage effect known as Fata Morgana.
Espresso Martinis Walk Into A Bar
Seven espresso martinis walk into a bar and they sit a few feet away from the bar table. However, it is only because of the angle of the camera, that the drinks look much larger than normal.
This picture just hurts our brain. Who’s legs are who’s? Have a closer look, and you will realize that the man’s shorts are multi-colored and that he is standing with his legs quite far apart.
Where Are The Shadows?
This picture doesn’t look real but almost like something that you would find in a scene designed in virtual reality. However, this is a real picture taken in Hawaii when the sun was directly overhead and the shadows were absent.
Something From Dr Strange’s World?
This seems like something out of this world. However, this was after Hurricane Sandy hit the area and the tree fell sideways pulling some of the earth around it as well.
Selling Pies Out Of The Trunk
The guy who owns this station wagon seems to be selling pies out of the trunk of his car. However, this is simply caused by the reflection of the diner’s pie stock in the glass.
When Did We Get Pokemons?
When this little guy jumped over the grate, he jumped so high that his legs seemed to disappear into his body.
All You Need Is A Tent
If you want to take a beautiful picture like this, all you need is a tent, a beautiful morning and a forest full of trees. No need for any filters on Instagram.
Explosion In The Apartment
It looks like there is a fiery explosion going on in the apartment across the street. However, this is just a reflection of the sunset which makes it look like something rising out of the fiery pits of hell.
Legs Over Shoulders
This girl looks like she has her legs over her new husband’s shoulders in this wedding picture. But no, this is just the color of the tuxedo merging with the color of her wedding dress.
Light In The Clouds
Who put a giant light in the sky? Well, no one since this is a shot taken during the night when the color of the ceiling merged with the color of the sky.
Broccoli The Size Of Trees
Imagine a world where broccoli grows to be the size of trees. If anyone knows what kind of a tree this is, please let us know since we are all interested in getting one for our backyard.
What nation has an army this size? Just kidding. This is actually just a training exercise for the soldiers in a swimming pool.
A Monkey Taking A Selfie
Monkeys have evolved so much that they can actually take selfies now. However, it could just be someones phone reflecting in the glass of the zoo’s cage.
Reality Is Different
The wheel of the bicycle is clearly broken. However, in this angle of its reflection, the wheel appears to be just fine.
Whose Eyes Are That?
Someone seems to have left their eyes behind in their glasses. In reality, this is just a reflection of the person taking the picture.
Leaves On Fire
No need for a magnifying glass to light up leaves in the middle of a forest. The sun hitting the leaves at the right angle will light them up for you.
Pirates On Board
This is quite a realistic looking pirate ship. In reality, this is just a picture of a man flying a kite that is shaped like a pirate ship.
Frozen Water In The Forest
The water appears to be frozen here, when actually, this is just a hiking trail that is reflecting the snow in the forest. Don’t slip up.
Transparency Is Good
This 25-cent Canadian coin looks to be transparent. However, the ring is actually just being reflected in the silver of the coin.
Marking The Bag For Cats
“Our two cats look like they were cross-stitched onto the carrier.” The pattern is not real it’s just a rather transparent fabric that shows the cats inside the carrier.
Smoking In Public
This woman’s mother thought that she was smoking. However, the girl is just holding a straw and there is just a small piece of lumber in the background.
This looks to be an abstract painting or an image that is photoshopped. However, this is a real picture of a river in Iceland that is pouring out into the ocean.
Slice Of A Building
It looks to be a building from a movie set that has only one dimension. However, this is yet another illusion that has been designed by architects.
This is just a matter of perspective. This floating ship looks like it is balanced on two pillars in a coal harbor. Photography can be quite tricky if you don’t get the right shot.
This giant man looks to be standing next to a miniature man. However, if you look closely, you will see that the giant man is actually standing on a higher ground than the other man in the picture.
“When I take pictures of my blind dog with the flash on it looks like there is fire in her eyes,” explains the owner.
There is a huge trap door that appeared in the sky and seeing this, you may wonder if aliens have decided to attack our planet. However, this is just a reflection of the light on the roof in the window.
The shadows of the windows of the building fall in a peculiar way that it makes the texture of the building’s wall look quite strange.
This dying leaf decided to break into bits and bytes with its last breath. We are unable to understand why this phenomenon took place but it is very real.
Bringing The Clouds Inside
When did they decide to bring the hanger indoors? When did the clouds come inside too? Oh. It is just a reflection of the lights in the window pane.
Where Is My Cellphone?
The cell phone screen is so clear that it is reflecting the fabric inside the holder. It almost makes the phone impossible to find.
Bugs are really gross and things can easily escalate when you see a bug of this size. This illusion is created by the bug landing on the windshield of a car.
This man has a sick mohawk and it’s a shame that he didn’t get it himself. This mohawk was given to him by the plants in the background.
Turn On Stealth Mode
When did the Avengers build such a super cool stealth headquarters? Or maybe it’s just a trick of the light and the angle of the camera lens.
Unique Blurry Ham
No matter how much you squint your eyes, this piece of ham is not going to come into focus. The camera was not out of focus either. It is just the texture of the ham that makes it appear so.
Fleet Of Ghosts
This is yet another example of the Fata Morgana mirage effect. However, this time around, it’s a whole fleet of ships that appear to be floating in the sky.
Going For A Stroll
“I tried to take a photo of a grasshopper on my windshield, but it looks like it’s giant and destroying the town,” explains the driver. Well, it’s doing a good job of destroying my sanity.
The Colors Of The Beach
If you thought that this was an aerial view of a beach that is full of colors, you would be wrong. This is actually just a picture of a small puddle in the Geysir National Park in Iceland.
The Baboon In The Dog
Do you also see the face of the baboon in the picture? For a second, you might believe that there is an actual baboon, but again you would be wrong. This is just the ear of a dog flipped over.
Soldier In Water
At first glance, it looks like a soldier wading through deep waters with a gun in his hand. However, the reality is that it is just a piece of lint.
The Man In Heels
The man on the couch-chair looks like he is wearing high heels. You would think that the fashion of heels among men is back, but in reality, it is just the way that he is sitting and the heel is actually just the leg of the chair.
The Spooky Hallway
This is not a hallway that you would want to wonder during the night or when you are alone. It seems to be quite spooky but it’s actually just due to the striped pattern of the carpet and the poor lighting in the hallway.
Wood On Fire
The orange and black fungus makes it look like the wood is actually on fire. Exploring the fungal growths in nature can be quite interesting.
Celebrating a victory can be quite a beautiful moment for the team and the fans. However, the victory in this picture seems to be quite scary and awkward. The hands of the people in the picture seem to be bent in an awkward position. The reality is that there are three people in the shot and one of their heads is not visible in this picture.
Better Not Poop
This is a huge bird that is almost the same size as the boat in the background. Let’s just hope that the bird does not poop on the man in the picture. However, the bird is only large because it is on a higher and closer ledge than the man.
The Man With Piggy Legs
This man looks like he has the hind legs of a pig but in reality, he is just riding a piggy carousel. You can see his actual legs on the foot holders on the pig.
The Floor That Converts Into A Vortex
This floor looks like it drops down into another level. You can find this floor in the Florence Cathedral. However, do not worry about falling in to the center since it is just a pattern on the floor.
Birds By The Fire
You might think that this is a family of birds sitting by the fire. However, in reality, it is just a pallet of wood that has burned off in the shape of birds. You would actually never see birds sitting this close to a fire.
Bull With Holes In It
It looks like this bull has lot’s of holes in its body. It is like looking at the grass through the absence of internal organs in the bull. However, the reality is that the fur on the bull is just colored that way.
The Dino Bird
There are many people who believe that the birds of today are related to the dinosaurs of the past. You would imagine that this bird is one of them and closely related to the dinos since it is so huge in size. However, it is just a close-up picture of a goose.
The Bent Ruler
If you had a ruler that was bent in the middle like this, it would just ruin the objective of having the ruler in the first place. It is actually just an optical illusion caused by the arrangement of the papers under the ruler.
The Castle In The Coffee
Many people like to have decorated toppings when they have a mug of coffee. However, the reality is that it is just the light of the chandelier that is being reflected in the coffee in the shape of a castle.
Black Dots Between Keys
Do you see the flashing black dots between the keys of the keyboard? And when you focus on a spot, the dot seems to disappear. This is just an optical illusion that is still not understood by any of us. The eyes cannot help but fill in the colors on the keyboard.
The Moving Sphere
The stack of the metal pipes here seems to have a sphere in them that moves as you move along with them. This is an optical illusion caused by the stacking of the round pipes on top of each other.
The Animal With Two Heads
At first glance it looks like this deer has two heads or it is a picture of two deer in the picture. However, upon looking closely, you will see that it is actually a bird that is sitting on the face of the deer.
The Reflection Of The Cookie
The reflection in the steel pot looks like the cookies are already made. The dough is reflected as if it is the choco chips and the plate is reflected like it is a cookie.
UFO Over A Forest
UFO sightings were officially confirmed by the Pentagon and you might believe that this is a picture of a UFO flying over a forest. However, it is just a picture of a dirty car door.
A Huge Cigarette
This looks like a huge cigarette butt that has been thrown on the floor. It looks larger than the pebbles around it and it is just unreal. In reality, it is just a fallen post with a rusted bottom.
When You Cook Your Friend
This man seems to be sitting on the barbecue. He also appears to be hitting the boy with a stick. However, it is just a matter of perspective and neither of the two things are actually happening in reality.
Cameron In The Air
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron was quite the talented man. However, we did not know that he had hovering up his sleeve as well, since he seems to be multiple inches off the ground.
Streaks On The Legs
These legs seem to have white streaks on them and it looks like someone has been painting on their legs. However, the reality is that they are oiled up and reflecting the light from above.
Amish People Driving A Tractor
This picture looks like two Amish men with beards and large hats driving a tractor. However, in reality, there are no men in this picture and what you think are men are just two wheelbarrows upside down in a truck.
Just So Many Eyes
At first glance, this is quite the confusing picture and you can just see so many eyes in the picture. However, upon a closer and more patient look, you will realize that the dog has his head tilted in the picture.
This is quite the trippy picture and it looks like there is a torpedo under the bridge. However, this is simply a picture of an overflowing dam being drained.
When You Are Taller Than The Shed
You have to be quite tall to overlook the fence like this. These people seem to be giants since they are taller than the shed in the picture. However, it is just a mural on the side of the delivery truck that is parked outside.
The Floating Girl
This girl could make some serious money with her floating skills. People would line up to get a picture with the girl who defied gravity. However, when you look closely, you will see that she is just sitting on a chair like the one in front of her and the back of the chair in front is actually hiding the leg of the chair that she is sitting on.
When You Are A Nervous Speaker
This man must have been quite nervous to have wet himself when it was his turn to speak at the podium. Oh wait. That is just the reflection of the chairs in the glass.
Hey! Watch Out!
Someone please inform this raccoon that there is a huge rock flying right at him. In reality, the rock is in the water and the animals are on a slope.
The Huge Playing Cards
Everything seems just so big in this picture. Look at the huge playing cards, the huge book and the huge wine glass. On second thoughts, maybe the iPhone is just really tiny. Or maybe, the iPhone is on the floor.
The Black And White Picture
Everything in this picture was so greyscale that, even though it was taken in full color, it appears to have a black and white filter on it.
The Floating Island
There is a change in the color of the sea in Thailand which makes it look like the island is floating. The sea is actually darker under the island and the island is not floating in the air.
The Tilted Stairs
If it was your first day encountering this doorway, you might raise your feet in the air expecting them to land on a lower step. However, you will feel your feet at the same level since it is just a pattern of tiling.
When Your Baby Is An Angel
You would want this man to pull back the baby immediately lest it should fall from such a great height. However, you will be quite relieved to know that this is just an illusion created by the just so perfect toy train set and landscape created to go along with it.
The Spinning Popcorn
You would imagine that there is some sort of motor inside the tub of popcorn to make it spin so fast. However, it is just the design of the lids that makes it look like the popcorn inside the tub is spinning so fast.
The Giant Moon
This looks like the backdrop of a horror movie, with the lonely bird sitting on a bare tree with the giant moon in the background. However, it is just a picture of a bird clicked through a telescope.
Walk Towards The Light
This picture makes it seem like the grandfather and granddaughter are walking into a void that is filled with light. In reality, it was just a really sunny day and the picture was taken from the inside of a cave.
Four Or Three?
One side makes it look like there are four steps while the other makes it look like there are only three. The angle at which this picture was taken makes the bottom step look like an illusion.
Going Warp Speed
Where is the sky in this picture? Are you going inside a new dimension that is entirely covered by rice fields? Look closely at the man in the picture and you will begin to understand what is going on.
Carrying The Bridge
The two men in the lift must be quite powerful since they seem to be supporting the entire weight of the bridge on their shoulders. It is actually just an illusion and the cherry picker just has the basket at an angle.
From the angle that the picture was taken, this building seems to be incomplete. It has been around for nearly four decades now and yet no one has bothered to complete it. This is the Wortham Theatre in Houston.
Pizza With An Eye
How would you like to receive a pizza with an eye in it? Before you start writing bad Yelp reviews for the restaurant, take a moment to consider that this is actually a mushroom on the pizza slice.
The Cloudy UFO
This lenticular cloud seems to look like a UFO spinning quite fast and quite close to the ground.
Bye Bye Earth
This picture was taken from the window of an airplane and it seems like the airplane has left the atmosphere of the Earth and is headed for Space. However, it was just an illusion created by the sea and the clouds.
Half Naked Woman
This woman should really put on more clothes since she seems to be in a public place and surrounded by guys. Oh wait, that is just her reflection.
The Small Teeth
This man discovered that when his finger was reflected at the right angle, it looked like teeth. A very small set of teeth.
A Portal Into Space
Someone seems to have found a portal into the cosmos. For a brief moment, you might think it to be true. But in reality, it is just the sun being reflected in a puddle of water.
The Giant Woman
Giants are real! This woman seems to be relaxing in the ocean with a giant mountain as her headrest.