Cool Optical Illusions [Top 10]

Cool optical illusions

It’s hard to come by cool optical illusions on the Internet, that’s why we’ve decided to go for something you haven’t probably seen yet. Check out out Top 10 below and let us know what you think. Enjoy!


Ranking Top 10:

An interesting optical illusion from Science-Facts.net Top 10 Ranking - A sitting man on field

A sitting man is the nose of the face and the two houses afar are his eyes.

No. 10 – A man on field

An oil painting by Ukrainian artist Oleg Shuplyak. Known for his style of stacking up images, most often human faces on the backgrounds of dramatic landscapes.


human arms optical illusion

Eight human arms merged on the background of the Sun creates a nicely executed image of motion

No. 9

The author of this image remains unknown, yet it is one of the most beautifully executed man-made illusion. Is it four people standing in a straight line or four pictures taken at different times and merged together? Turns out it’s the latter, but we’re still impressed!


Tree and two people emerge together to create a visual illusion

Sitting couple playing an instrument in a forest. The tree creates outline of the second illusion – the head.

No. 8

This is your favorite Ukrainian again! Can you see the face in the background? It’s not so obvious at first glance, but surely tricks your once the illusion is spotted.


Interesting optical illusion - Man "blowing away" people off of his palm

Man “blowing away” people off of his palm

No. 7

Blowing people away on a desert sounds like fun. Perspective is an eye-catching way to grab attention of people interested in any kinds of optical illusions. We’ve struggled to decided whether this image should be no. 7 or 8!


Strange illusion - Concrete balustrade casts a shade of penis on the pavement.

Concrete balustrade casts a shade of penis on the pavement.

No. 6

Architectural mistake that created an undesired optical illusion.  Rather unintentional outcome, created by the city of Rome, creates a nicely shaped male genitalia.


Human illusion - Two people laying down on concrete steps with their heads being cut-off.

Two people laying down on concrete steps with their heads being cut-off.

No. 5

It’s not your typical eye-puzzle, but an interesting idea combined with good timing definitely makes up a good picture. Staged or not, still quite interesting.


Plane illusion - A hand that cashes a flying plane by its tail on the background of two sky-scrappers

A hand that cashes a flying plane by its tail on the background of two sky-scrappers

No. 4

Tony Maldini, an amateur photographer, came up with an idea of “catching” a plane by its tail to create this stunning perspective captured in between two sky-scrappers.


Interesting optical illusion - Misplaced Hollywood letters in California

Misplaced Hollywood letters in California

No. 3

There are countless images of the symbolic sign in California, but few people have ever tried shooting it at an angle that would create a misplacement illusion of the iconic signage.


Three mushrooms on the background of The Moon that creates a human skull illusion.

Three mushrooms on the background of the Moon create an illusion achieved by a wide-lense camera.

No. 2

Beautifully captured image with a wide-lense camera. As we have already learnt, perspective is key to creating interesting illusions.


Cool optical illusions - Science Facts

Woman standing on a carpet that’s placed on a beach and cast shade creates a flying carpet illusion.

No. 1

The winner of all illusions today – Number 1 goes to an accidental image of a flying carpet. It really confuses your brain to actually pin down what is happening in the picture at first sight.

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