5 of the Internet’s Most Puzzling Optical Illusions

No cheating

Ye ol’ internet has been stocked full of tricky optical solutions in the past couple weeks. For your viewing pleasure we’ve assembled a master list of the best images so far. The solutions to all of these illusions are hiding in plain sight – we swear. How fast can you solve them all?
 

PANDA IN THE SNOWMEN


Back in December, when the concept of a snowy winter was still a romantic dream for Torontonians, Hungarian artist Gergely Dudás (also known as The Dudolf) created a viral sensation when he posted an image of an elusive panda bear hiding in a sea of snowmen and the world delighted in how cute the little game was – at least until it became a cruel, cruel joke, peaking out at us from every scroll.
 

HIDDEN ANIMALS IN TREES

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A seemingly simple black and white illustration, at first glance this is just a basic sketch of some trees, but upon closer inspection, there’s a curious assortment of animals hiding between the lines. It’s an image that brings new meaning to the expression “can’t see the forest for the trees.”
 

THE EYE TEST

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The conceit of this viral puzzle is that if you can find the capital “C” hiding in the grid populated with black “o”-like characters of slightly varied weights and sizes in under a minute, chances are you have pretty good eyesight.
 

NATIONAL LEADERS TREE

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Even if you can’t name all the influential personalities hidden in the branches of this puzzle an unnamed illustrator created for Harper’s Illustrated in 1880, it’s fun enough trying to see how many you can find.
 

THEY CAN DISAPPEAR

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Created by Russian artist Ilja Klemencov, this image was made for the purpose of raising awareness about wildlife conservation efforts, but it also delivers a pretty dizzying optical illusion.

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