Optical Illusions And Pictures

Welcome to the archive of optical illusions to challenge your mind.

Many of the images you will find here demonstrate visual phenomena, and optical or visual illusions. You will learn about the complexities of the human eye first hand. Visit the optical illusions below and give your eyes and brain the time of their lives!

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Albert Einstein Marilyn Monroe Illusion
Albert Einstein Marilyn Monroe Illusion
Double Picture Illusion
Double Picture Illusion
Sphere Size Illusion
Sphere Size Illusion
Elevator Floor or Long Drop?
Elevator Floor or Long Drop?
Right or Left Window
Right or Left Window
Wavy Lines Illusion
Wavy Lines Illusion
Graffiti Stairs Illusion
Graffiti Stairs Illusion
Interesting Object
Interesting Object
Rotating Dot Whirlpool
Rotating Dot Whirlpool
The Bezold Effect
The Bezold Effect
Barber Pole illusion
Barber Pole illusion
Gradient illusion
Gradient illusion
Ponzo Illusion
Ponzo Illusion
Face Vase
Face Vase
Kanizsa Triangle
Kanizsa Triangle
The Penrose Triangle
The Penrose Triangle
The Spinning Dancer
The Spinning Dancer
The Lilac Chaser aka Pac-Man Illusion
The Lilac Chaser aka Pac-Man Illusion
Glass Tesseract Animation
Glass Tesseract Animation
Realistic Dice Illusion
Realistic Dice Illusion
Black Dot Optical Illusion
Black Dot Optical Illusion
Moving Spiral Illusion
Moving Spiral Illusion
Elephant Leg Illusion
Elephant Leg Illusion
Crazy Line Illusion
Crazy Line Illusion
Crazy Objective Schematic Illusion
Crazy Objective Schematic Illusion
Tallest Soldier Illusion
Tallest Soldier Illusion
Landscape Of Faces Illusion
Landscape Of Faces Illusion
Impossible Monumental Columns
Impossible Monumental Columns
Schematics Confusion
Schematics Confusion
Reversible Picture
Reversible Picture
  • Crazy Line Trick - Are These Lines Straight Or Crooked? Look Closely! Every Line Is Straight!
  • Courtyard or Terrace Illusion - Is this a Courtyard or Terrace? You Decide...
  • The Wacky Spiral - Do You See A Large Spiral? Well, if you do, You are WRONG. If you look very closely you will see many independent circles.
  • Building Block Illusion - Do you think it is possible to build this block from the blueprint? It's virtually impossible.
  • Rabbit or Duck Illusion - Do you see a Rabbit or a Duck? If, you Look Hard, You Can See Both!
  • The Picture Of Many Faces - How many faces can you see? Do you see an Elderly Woman, Young Lady, or Man?
  • Double Imaging Picture - Do you see the face? Or an Eskimo? Good Luck Figuring It Out!
  • Cube Optical Illusion - Is the small cube inside a larger cube? Or do you see a small cube on the outside of a larger cube?
  • Colored Cube Optical Illusion - Is the blue side on the inner left back or the outer left front? Good Luck Figuring It Out!
  • Do you see a spiral? - Do you see a spiral? Actually, these are a bunch of independent circles! Creating the illusion of a spiral...
  • Triangle Illusion - Take a close look at this so called triangle! Try to perceive its' orientation. Seems impossible.
  • Circle Illusion - Is the left center circle bigger? Actually, they're both the same size.
  • Skull illusion - Take a very close look at this image! Do you see a couple or a skull?
  • What do you See? - Do you see a face? Or do you see the word Liar?
  • Stair Illusion - Take a very close look at this image! What do you see? Now, imagine yourself walking in a clockwise fashion. These stairs NEVER end! You will go up and up and up.
  • Presidential Illusion - Take a very close look at this image! Who do you see? Looks like Ex-President Bill Clinton right?
  • You Were on my Mind - Take a very close look at this image! What do you see? Sex is on a man's mind.
  • Five Hidden Wolves - Take a very close look at this image! Look closely to find 5 wolves hidden in the picture.
  • How many colors where used? - Take a very close look at this image! How many colors where used to make this image?
  • How many faces? - Take a very close look at this image! How many faces can you find in this picture?
  • What do you see? - Take a close look at this image. What do you see? Do you see a Beautiful Woman? Or a Cool Jazz Horn Blower?
  • Gray Circle Illusion - Stare at the black dot... Did you see the Gray circle disappear?
  • The Color Quiz - Look at the chart and say the color, not the word. Your right brain tried to say the color, but your left brain was reading the word.
  • Crawling Bug Spiral Illusion - Please wait a moment until the spiral has finished loading. When it's spinning smoothly, stare at the center of the spiral for about a minute.
  • How Can This Be True? - How Can This Be True? If the partitions are the same, shouldn't every space be filled?
  • Face or Illusion - Photo taken by Viking 1 in 1976. What do you see? Is it a Face or just an Illusion?
  • Checker Board Illusion - Checker Board Illusion... Take a very close look at Block A and Block B. Do you think that the colors are a different shade of gray?
  • Vertical Lines or Not? - Take a very close look at the 2 vertical lines. Do you think one line is longer than the other?
  • The Crystal Ball - Take a very close look at this image! Stair at the very center crystal ball. Move your eyes very close to the screen and then move away.
  • Stare at this Image - Stare at this image as long as you can. It will eventually drive you crazy...

    Reversible Picture - What do you see? - Crazy Line Trick
    Crawling Bug Illusion - Stare At This Image - Crazy Line Illusion
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