20 Optical Illusions in Pictures That Will Make You Wonder If Your Eyes Are Deceiving You

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Some photos are so confusing that it’s hard to guess what exactly is going on in them, as if they’re real-life optical illusions. Balconies and shopping carts floating in the air and a sunrise that you can see in the mirror but not the actual window can easily make you scratch your head trying to figure them out. Here is a collection of these sort of optical illusions for you to have a little brain workout.

“Found this levitating shopping cart.”

“You can see the sunrise in the mirror but not in the actual window.”

Not a landscape photo, just a close-up of the top of a broken fence post

“Took this picture right as my mom hit the rough part of the road and it came out strange.”

“Floating balconies”

“That’s not a necklace. Her drool joined together when she was waiting for treats.”

“This is not a mirror.”

“This not-yet-opened Poppy flower looks like it grew teeth.”

“A reflective light switch on a mirror”

“Saw a dog driving a van yesterday. That bad boy was speeding.”

“This picture I took in Yosemite”

  • “Spoiler: turn your screen upside down to correctly see the image. If you look in the top left, you can see the sand in the water.” — © BobMario / Reddit

“The stair slide: the fastest way to get downstairs!”

“I was moving at the exact same speed as the motorist, so he’s not blurry.”

“My kid tore a page in his book and created a monster.”

“My sister’s hand passing through my cat’s body”

“I took an image of the roof from my space station.”

  • “This photo wasn’t taken during a flood. It’s just a flat roof with a little bit of water on it, which made this illusion possible.” — © Sam_Emmers / Reddit

“I almost have a heart attack whenever I walk into the kitchen at night because of my shadows and this cat.”

“I thought I was looking at a big waterfall from this lookout point but turns out it’s just a lake.”

“Came around a curve on a mountain road and got the scare of a lifetime until I realized it was an illusion and the rig was being towed.”

“My cat on his scratching post, and his actually attached tail.”

Do you enjoy solving puzzles? What’s the most baffling optical illusion you’ve ever seen? Don’t overlook the comments, it’s where the fun continues! Post your own image.

Preview photo credit Odinlarsen / Reddit


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