Optical illusions challenge the human brain to think carefully because all optical illusion images are fascinating and move the mind. Optical illusions are known to trick your mind and vision to change your perception of an object. The optical illusion of motion is created by mixing high-contrast color patterns or lines so that when you look at them, they appear to be moving when in fact they are still images. From disappearing dots to spinning circles, there are optical illusions that will blow your mind.
5 mind-blowing optical illusions: In pictures
In this article, we select the 5 most beautiful optical illusion photos circulating online.
#1 How many horses are there?
This optical illusion asks, ‘How many horses are there?’ has spread on the internet. This optical illusion painting created by American artist Bev Doolittle shows several horses standing on snowy mountains. The photo caused many people to question whether there were five or seven horses. How many horses do you see? The artist himself claims to have 5 horses.
#2 Optical illusion of hidden tiger
Claims are that only 1% of people can solve the optical illusion of this hidden tiger. We can see a tiger right before our eyes. But this optical illusion challenges you to find another tiger hidden in this picture. Can you spot the hidden tiger? Well, let us reveal the answer: If you focus hard on the tiger’s stripes, you will see the words ‘hidden tiger’ written on it. There is actually no second tiger in the picture.
#3 Spinning optical illusion
This swirling optical illusion photo went viral because people couldn’t wrap their heads around it. Why? Well, when you run your eyes over this yellow and purple tornado-like design, this optical illusion will appear to be moving when it’s actually just a still image. When you focus on the center of the image, you will see it stop spinning. Isn’t it amazing?
#4 Cat on the stairs optical illusion
Another viral optical illusion photo shows a cat, however it is difficult to tell whether our feline friend is going up or down the stairs. In this illusion, the cat is moving one paw forward with its tail pointing up in the air. So the cat is definitely moving. However, seeing the cat going downstairs or upstairs depends on your perspective.
#5 The world’s oldest optical illusion
This 900-year-old optical illusion in Tamil Nadu, India is considered the world’s oldest optical illusion. This optical illusion photo shows a sculpture at the Airavatesvara Temple in Tamil Nadu. This beautiful sculpture dates from 12th-century Dravidian architecture and depicts a bull and an elephant. Both animals appear to share the same head, but you can only see one at a time. Which one did you see first? A cow or an elephant.