Incredibly Tricky Pictures That Will Make You Do A Double-Take
- May 21, 2023
A Perfect Storm Moment Captured
The optical illusion created by this photograph is pretty intense. A man stopped on the side of the road to take a picture as this storm progressed, and lightning just happened to strike at the exact moment he took the picture. It created this fascinating illusion where the scenery looks perfectly split in half. Plus, he managed to capture the reflection of the lighting on his car in the bottom right of the picture!
Clouds can do some pretty crazy things. Have you ever seen a Mammatus cloud? If not, you’ll definitely want to look that up after you’re done reading this list! Anyways, the cloud in this is another example of the cool formations we get to see in the sky. The cloud resembles a perfect ocean wave as it crests, which is a sight surfers everywhere love to see.
We honestly love when perfect moments like this happen. There’s no better place to fly a pirate ship kite than at the beach, and this person managed to take a photo of the kite in the air at the perfect time! The photographer managed to get the kite into the frame where it appears to be sitting on the water, creating the illusion that there was a giant pirate ship on the water.
When you first look at this picture, it’s easy to see a strip of gray concrete, but that’s not what you’re looking at. You are actually looking at an image of New Delhi taken from the sky. It’s astonishing to see how overcrowded that city is when you look at it from this angle. Now you have a new perspective on the idea of overpopulation.
Anyone with entomophobia (the fear of bugs) should probably scroll past this photo because this is your worst nightmare. A person working in an office building looked up from their computer one day to see this giant-looking bug staring in at them. The bug isn’t actually massive, but it certainly appears to be! Of course, the person had to take a picture and share it on Reddit. It does look pretty terrifying!
Mythical creatures like unicorns aren’t usually spotted in the wild, but sometimes we see structures that resemble these creatures. This person was exploring The Faroe Islands when they came across this uniquely-shaped rock covered in moss. The moss growth and the general structure of the rock make it look as though a unicorn has laid down there.
The way our brains are hardwired to create recognizable shapes out of literally everything is one of the most fascinating aspects of human psychology. This person took a photo of a piece of lint on their windowsill, and everyone who’s seen the photo sees the same thing. It looks like the top half of a lonely soldier raising his gun. What is he trying to fight off? Maybe the encroaching dust.
Plenty of people enjoy exploring abandoned ruins all around the world. They can provide us with a fascinating glimpse into the past, and sometimes you come across an interesting moment like this. The person exploring this ruin in the Australian Outback snapped a photo of the outside, and it looks as if there’s a picture frame hanging on the wall. The dichotomy between what can be seen inside and outside is pretty startling.
Everyone knows about the myth of phoenixes. These legendary birds supposedly rise from the ashes, and it seems as if that’s what’s been captured in this picture. A person went into their backyard to burn old wood and pallets they no longer needed. Some of the materials burned in an odd way, leaving behind little bits of themselves. These left-behind pieces kind of look like birds sitting next to the fire and watching the flames. It’s pretty spooky!