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)

Lion or Monkey Optical Illusion

Ambiguous 31 March 2014 0 Comments

Lion or Monkey Optical Illusion

Self-taught artist Humberto Machado enjoys working with many types of mediums but finds creating ambiguous drawings to be the most fun and the biggest challenge.  Using negative space in this drawing, he presents both an angry (hungry?) lion and a cheerful monkey swinging from a tree branch that occupy the same space. One of my […]

Hovering Tree Illusion

Miscellaneous 24 February 2014 0 Comments

hovering tree illusion

Daniel Siering and Mario Shu transformed an ordinary tree in Potsdam, Germany into a deceptive work of art. Once they were finished, it appeared as though a section of the tree had been removed and the top portion was left hovering in mid air.  The video below provides a playful look at the finished product […]

Big Buck by Rusty Rust

Hidden Objects 20 January 2014 0 Comments

Big Buck by Rusty Rust

A deer stands alone in a snow-covered forest.  But is it truly alone? This is the second most popular print that Florida artist Donald “Rusty” Rust sells.  His most popular print is the Hidden Tiger Illusion which can be found in our archives.  Over the course of his career, Rust has created more than 15,000 […]

Present & Tree Animated Optical Illusion

Animation 6 January 2014 0 Comments

Present and Tree Animation

This animated GIF optical illusion features an infinite loop of a red present with green ribbon under a Christmas tree.  As such, you could consider it the GIF that keeps on giving.  Watching this animation can be somewhat mesmerizing as it continually zooms out to reveal the exact same scene over and over again.  This […]

Christmas Tree Colors Optical Illusion

Color 24 December 2013 0 Comments

Christmas Tree Optical Illusion

Are the two Christmas trees in the image below exactly the same shade of green or does one appear to be darker than the other? While the upper Christmas tree appears to be significantly darker than the lower tree, they are indeed the same shade of green.  When a color is placed between darker colors […]

Cell Phone Towers Disguised as Trees

Miscellaneous 14 November 2013 0 Comments

Cell Phone Tower Disguised as Tree

These days, it seems like everyone has a mobile phone.  The companies that provide coverage, like Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint, all talk about their nationwide coverage and the reliability of their networks.  In order to get reliable coverage, they must erect cell phone towers all over the country.  If you have seen a cell phone […]