Some of the most curious things you could see are optical illusions captured by accident by someone who just happened to be at the right place at the right time. Most of these things are fun, unusual, or even peculiar. Despite that, we know they are merely illusions. Still, we are sometimes baffled by the effects they create. The list below is full of some curious optical illusions that will make most people look twice.
1. The man
Looking at this man would be easy if one’s eyes are not immediately attracted to the part of the image that suggests he has no legs! This is extremely weird to see and it is obvious that there has to be an explanation behind this. The image was not altered in any way – the man is standing behind a short concrete structure.
2. The big cats
We are aware of the fact that there are some very huge cats out there. The feline family is dominated by huge species such as lions, tigers, jaguars, and leopards. There are also lynxes and other examples but domestic cats are never that big, These cuties, for example, are just standing on a table.
3. The giant bird
Here is a curious picture that will play tricks on your mind before you realize what is going on in it. There probably were parrots this big centuries ago but there are none in existence today. The bird appears big simply because it flew close to the camera.
4. The jacked dog
Now, this is one very curious image that will surely puzzle most of you. This dog looks like a human bodybuilder. In reality, this look is created by the angle of the picture. What you see is not the dog’s back but its bottom and legs. You can see the tail in the middle.
Talking about weird angles to take a picture from, this is one example that we guess is even better. Needless to say, there is no such thing as a living headless cat and this image shows an actual head with a tilted head. The angle makes the illusion look realistic.
6. The floating girl
Now, this is one extremely curious image that we had to look twice to figure out. As you can see, it shows a couple of girls taking a selfie but one of them appears to be floating which is impossible. As you can see, the lower part of her outfit blends perfectly with the bushes in the back.
7. The double nose
We thought that this image was only about the size of the horse but then we realized the size of the horse is normal. Still, the nose is not – it looks as if the horse has a double nose but that isn’t so. It was just a matter of perfect timing and the result is obvious.
8. The limbs
Since we are talking about perfect timing, this image just had to be included in the list. As you can see, a group of friends were having fun and they decided to toss one of them in the air. The camera captured that motion and you can see how that looks like – it created the illusion of really long legs.
9. The pool
What looks like a swimming pool by an outside bar is actually a setup and one detail reveals that. Look closer and you will see a Nokia phone. This shows the true scale here – there is a guitar in the background and the phone is on top of a blue plastic cover.
10. The office door
Here is how one person was baffled to see something unusual while leaving his office. Through the narrow window in the door, we can all see something that looks like a ghost but it was merely a painting on a wall.
11. The dog bed
Here is yet another something peculiar that we need to explain. What looks like a giant dog bed in the middle of the yard is actually the reflection of the interior of the room from where the image was taken from.
12. The penguin
Here is yet another image that puzzles the mind. Penguins are tough birds but no creature is capable of living without a head. This one has a head, of course, but the image was taken at the right moment to create the illusion it doesn’t.
13. The lake
Now, this is one of the most interesting illusions we have ever seen. One could easily decide that there was nothing wrong with it but what looks like a lake is actually not a water surface. It is a concrete fence surrounding the garden.
14. The dog
Dog owners are aware of the goofy things dogs are capable of. It seems that they are usually up to some kind of trouble that sometimes involves stunts. However, no stunt is crazy enough for a dog to lose its head.
15. The girls
We guess that great images happen in two ways – purely accidental or with a lot of preparation. In this case, the pair of optical illusions happened by chance – parts of these girls’ outfits really tried to trick our eyes and almost succeded, too.