Mother Nature in Tears

Natural 3 August 2015 0 Comments

Mother Nature in Tears

Some people say that a photograph is worth a thousand words.  I think that today’s photograph is worth quite more than that.  This photograph was taken by wildlife photographer Michael S. Nolan at the Austfonna ice cap located on Nordaustlandet in Svalbard, Norway.  Despite what you might think, the photograph has not been edited or […]

Camouflaged For Survival

Natural 3 April 2014 0 Comments

Camouflaged For Survival

The mossy leaf-tailed gecko, found in Madagascar, hides from predators by blending in seamlessly with its surroundings.  They are nocturnal, so during the day they hide in plain sight but are still extremely difficult to locate.  Can you spot the gecko below? (via Wikimedia Commons)

A Face in the Snow

Natural 25 November 2013 0 Comments

Face in the Snow

The following photograph was captured on the side of  a snow-covered mountain.  Do you see someone hiding in the landscape? For a similar illusion involving a face that can be found in nature, be sure to revisit the Apache Head in the Rocks.

Dancing Tree Optical Illusion

Natural 20 February 2013 0 Comments

Dancing Tree

Today’s illusion is an older one.  And although you may have seen it floating around the Internet before, it still deserves another look.  We have not featured any natural optical illusions in a while and wanted to make sure one got posted this month.  Do you see the dancer in the tree?

Indian in the Mountain

Natural 4 October 2012 0 Comments

Indian in the Mountain Optical Illusion

Using Google Earth, a mountain formation resembling the head of an Indian can be found near Alberta, Canada.  The image features a lot of facial detail including an eyebrow, an eye, a nose, lips, a chin and a neck.  Some people have even noted that it looks like the Indian might be listening to an […]

Apache Head in the Rocks

Natural 14 June 2012 0 Comments

Apache Head in the Rocks

In Ebihens, France, an interesting natural optical illusion can be seen called the Apache Head in the Rocks.  A face can be seen looking to the left.  Green grass growing on top of the mountain, resembling hair, further enhances the illusion. Optical illusions like this one are a result of something known as pareidolia.  This […]

An Elephant on Mars

Natural 7 April 2012 1 Comment

Elephant on Mars NASA Photograph

The following photograph was captured by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.  It is a lava flow in Elysium Planitia on the planet Mars.  Does it resemble anything?  Do you see the head and trunk of an elephant?  While it certainly is not proof of any life on Mars, it is an interesting natural illusion. Image courtesy […]