134 Seriously Confusing Pics That Need To Be Looked At Twice To Understand What’s Happening (New Pics)

Sometimes, when we watch a psychological movie or visit an illusion museum, we may feel like our mind is playing tricks on us. But when we finally solve the puzzle behind the illusion, it brings us an amusing “a-ha!” moment that makes us feel good about ourselves.

It’s fascinating to see something, think it’s one thing, and then discover what it actually is. The subreddit ‘Confusing Perspectives‘ is all about that experience. Here, members share mind-boggling photos and artwork that play with angles, scale, and composition, creating stunning illusions that can deceive even the most perceptive eye. We welcome you to dive into this surreal realm and have your mind pleasantly bewildered as we’ve gathered our favorite posts from the group. Be sure to upvote the ones that made you look twice… or thrice!

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#1 Blankat

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Seeing is believing, right? Well… not exactly, what you see may not be what you think you see. “Your senses gather information and send it to your brain. But your brain does not simply receive this information – it creates your perception of the world”, the American Museum of Natural History defines optical illusions on their page. This goes to show that your brain can fill in gaps or create images that aren’t really there. And the reason for that is evolution: “survival depends on fast reactions. Your brain has evolved to work quickly to piece together whatever bits and fragments it can get – and to do its best to figure out the rest.”

#2 Flintstone Jet?

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#3 The Moon Looks Like Saturn

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Our brain is like a brilliant, blind supercomputer – it’s highly intelligent but cannot see. It’s just a clever blob! When we see things, our eyes send information to our brains for interpretation. The brain takes shortcuts and edits images before we consciously become aware of them. Optical illusions use these shortcuts to deceive or trick our brains.

#4 This Colorado Farmland Is Flat But Looks 3D After The Snow Was Blown Around

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#5 The Perfect Pick Pocket

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#6 No This Is Not Cannibalism

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There are many different kinds of illusions, like figure-ground illusion or depth perception illusion. Figure-ground illusion is when an image with an unclear distinction between the figure and the background can cause our minds to switch back and forth while trying to comprehend it.

#7 They’re Really Good Friends

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#8 Why My Building Is Not Playing

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#9 A Photo Of Cemetery Looks Like 2 Images Stitched Together

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One of the most well-known examples is the Rubin vase illusion, where you may see either two black faces or a white vase. Another instance is the Canadian flag illusion, where you may perceive a red maple leaf or two faces arguing head to head in white. These illusions play with our perception, creating captivating visual effects that challenge our understanding of reality.

#10 B2 Bomber Makes It Look Like The Sky Didn’t Load Properly

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#11 Obama Using His Powers

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#12 Centaur

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Another kind of illusion is the depth perception one. Our brains are used to perceiving a three-dimensional world, where objects higher in our visual field appear larger and farther away. The Ponzo illusion takes advantage of this by placing two parallel lines over converging lines on a two-dimensional surface. This creates a sense of depth, making it seem like the higher yellow line is larger. However, both yellow lines are the same size. It’s a fascinating trick that shows how our brain interprets visual information and can be deceived by certain visual cues.

#13 Dog In The Clouds

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#14 This Cat Emerging From A TV

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#15 Sky And Paint Same In Colors

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If you want to create optical illusions and make objects in photos appear larger, smaller, farther, or closer than they actually are, you should explore the technique called ‘Forced Perspective.’ It’s commonly used in photography, filmmaking, and architecture. It tricks our eyes into seeing something that seems impossible, but with creativity, we can make it look real.

#16 This Crane Looks Like Its Wearing My Sneakers

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#17 Trippy

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#18 Hiker Got Tired And Needed A Ride

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You have to make a plan for how you will take a photo, prepare an interesting pose, and most importantly – practice the composition you want to achieve. Place objects in the right locations, move the camera slowly to connect them, avoid using a tripod to have more flexibility and position the subject you want to appear larger closer to the camera, and the one you want to appear smaller farther away. Lastly, use a high zoom, opt for a higher aperture (essential for depth of field), and experiment with focus and various angles to capture the best Forced Perspective shots.

#19 Skiers Looking Like Music Notes

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#20 Don’t Worry, It’s Just A Sunset Reflection

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#21 Log Dog

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So, whether you’re an illusion enthusiast, an artist seeking inspiration, or simply someone eager to explore the realm of visual trickery, we hope some of these posts got you intrigued and inspired. Witness the world through a whole new lens by continuing to scroll through the rest of the ‘Confusing Perspectives’ posts. Continue the adventure of perception by checking out our previous post about the online community here.

#22 Tall Building Without Window

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#23 Charge Your Electric Cat Here

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#24 It Looks Like A Mockup Or A Giant, But It’s Just Me On The Second Floor Of The College

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#25 These Cows Are Small, But Those Cows Are Far Away . . . (Ikyk)

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#26 I Guess She Must Have A Cold Hand?

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#27 This Dog

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#28 Couple Kidnap Lady In A Sports Direct Bag!!

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#29 Bird Person

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#30 Cat

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#31 Two Women With An Extra Arm

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#32 Napping Comfortably

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#33 What The Hell?

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#34 Babey

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#35 Sea Disk

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#36 Man Playing Billiards On My Car

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#37 Cat Impaled

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#38 It’s A Mud Bath

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#39 Cat Beheaded

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#40 Image I Took 3 Years Ago While Helping My Dad With Roofing Work

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#41 Petrol Head Goldie

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#42 A Man Walking His Gigantic Cat

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#43 Baby Face

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#44 Waving Hello

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#45 This Is Not What You Are Thinking It Is

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#46 Skipped Leg Day

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#47 Didn’t Know My Leg Had Been Amputated

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#48 Fleshball, Smells Great

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#49 “Crossing Over”, Photographed By Kenichi Ohno. Yes, This Is Not Photoshopped

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#50 Hovering Bride

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#51 Victorious Kneeling Giant

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#52 This Is Not A Little Person Ice Skating

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#53 Which One Is The Correct One?

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#54 Not Two Separate Pictures

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#55 This Concrete Pad

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#56 Birds Are Drones. Confirmed

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#57 Kick Back And Relax

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#58 Sexy Legs (And Also, Cute Dog)

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#59 Surreal Puddle In A Parking Garage

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#60 Four Eyed Deer

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#61 A Photo I Took In Atlanta

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#62 Swimsuit

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#63 A Hulking Praying Mantis

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#64 Estonian Javelin Thrower Magnus Kirt Impaling Himself

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#65 Hen With To Many Legs

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#66 That Kid Is Going Places

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#67 A Deformity

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#68 Just A Ship Passing By (Xpost Pics)

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#69 Explanation: The Rock Is Just Reflecting In Some Water That You Can’t See Because Of Fog

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#70 The Ice On The Trees Looks Like A Reflection In The Water Or Clouds

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#71 Wow These Costumes Are Getting So Realistic

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#72 Cat Or Bird?


#73 For A Split Second, I Thought Derek Truck’s Guitar Cable Was Coming Out Of My TV And I Was Very Confused

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#74 An Awkward Prom Pose…?

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#75 Reflection Of A Water Tower

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#76 Two Cats On The Street

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#77 Ouch

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#78 Relaxing On Waterside

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#79 Announcer’s Cuff Gives Dustin A Full Head Of Hair

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#80 Longest Finger?

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#81 That’s Not Her Arm

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#82 Unintentionally Seductive…

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#83 Hidden By Tattoo

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#84 Soulless Being Or…

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#85 Just A Kiddo In The Bubble

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#86 The Rock Taking A Selfie Of Himself Gleefully Backhanding A Fan

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#87 The Clouds Shadows Make It Look Like They’re Floating Islands

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#88 Building Caused A Shadow To Line Up Perfectly With A Light Pole

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#89 It Shouldn’t Bend Like That

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#90 I Opened Up A Secret Door Behind A Book Case And It LED Me To This (Oc)

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#91 What The Guard Doin?

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#92 The Invasion Has Already Begun

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#93 Velociraptor, Double Jointed Or Broken

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#94 The Cat Is Quite Tall, Like An At-At Walker From Star Wars

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#95 This Picture If A Friend Hiking Makes Him Look Like A Giant Sitting Amongst Mountains

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#96 What Real Love Looks Like

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#97 A Furniture Delivery Truck Parked Behind Me On Lunch Break


#98 Took This Pic Yesterday The Sides Of The Buildings Were The Exact Same Colour Of The Sky

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#99 Get Ready For A Tiny Guy Way Up High

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#100 Thought It Was A Stuffed Animal

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#101 Fishing Trip

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#102 This Picture Of My Cousins Looks Like Two Pictures Pieced Together

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#103 A Woman Stuck To A Man

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#104 Set Up This Beautiful Miniature Living Room For My Cat And She Chooses To Sit On The Rug

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#105 Everything Starts To Look Like Food When I Skip Lunch

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#106 I’m Confused

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#107 Two Giants Standing Over Tiny Fields

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#108 My Dog’s Legs

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#109 Banana Flower…i Think?

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#110 Fancy Turban

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#111 This Building Having Trouble Loading Textures

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#112 Shrunken Head

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#113 Is The Chair Facing The Water Or The Grass? Can You See It Both Ways?

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#114 Belgian Soldier Caked Up

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#115 This Shot From Breaking Bad That Looks Like Two Separate Images

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#116 City In The Sky

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#117 Can Anyone Explain This? Lol … So Creepy … (I Was Not The Shadow) …

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#118 The Man With 4 Arms

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#119 Eshima Ohashi Bridge, Japan – Actually Just 6.1% Gradient

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#120 My Boyfriend Is Installing New Wood Floors On His Stairs, And Sent Me This Picture To Show Off His Progress

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#121 Thought These Dividers Were See Through

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#122 A Huge Hole In The Ocean?

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#123 Floating Ship

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#124 The Shine On This Filing Cabinet Makes It Look Like It’s Fading Away

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#125 Which Way Is Up

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#126 Pillars Casting Their Own Shadows Looking Like They Are Hollowed Out

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#127 We Visited Craters Of The Moon And Took A Photo In The Cave. It Looks Like We Are Standing In Front Of A Green Screen…

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#128 Cutting Open An Apalca

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#129 I Thought She Was Wearing Toe Socks

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#130 Mirror Taken To The Curb On Trash Day

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#131 Billionaires Sure Give Tiny Glasses Of Champagne

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#132 Cate Blanchett Leans On Tiny Photographer

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#133 Continuing The Trend Of Pics That Look Badly Photoshopped, Here’s Mine From Cerocahui Mexico

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#134 Her Waist Isn’t That Tiny

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