15+ Photos That Can Deceive Anyone at First Glance

Your own eyes can play a lot of tricks on you. We’re not just talking about the illustrated optical illusions you see in books, but things you can see in real life that are so deceptive they can make you do a double take. Faces and strange creatures might appear in the most random places. You might even see colors that aren’t really there.

We at AZtag love a good optical illusion, so we’re sharing a list of deceptive appearances seen all around the world. Don’t forget to check out our bonus feature that shows how familiar faces can be everywhere.

1. Despite the temptation, don’t call him “4-eyes”.

15+ Photos That Can Deceive Anyone at First Glance

2. This is mostly a black and white photo. An artist made it look colored with special diagonal lines.

15+ Photos That Can Deceive Anyone at First Glance

3. If you’ve never seen a coati before, you’d be forgiven for thinking these were little dinosaurs.

15+ Photos That Can Deceive Anyone at First Glance

4. No need to worry about giant swans, folks, it’s just a cloud.

15+ Photos That Can Deceive Anyone at First Glance

5. “The lords of construction will now pass their judgment.”

15+ Photos That Can Deceive Anyone at First Glance

6. This collection of tiny chickens wearing even tinier glasses is actually just a bunch of flowers.

15+ Photos That Can Deceive Anyone at First Glance

7. An egg exploded and turned into a snail. Or is this where snails come from?

15+ Photos That Can Deceive Anyone at First Glance

8. “These chairs REALLY want you to sit on them.”

15+ Photos That Can Deceive Anyone at First Glance

9. From a distance, these buses could be a pile of cassette tapes.

15+ Photos That Can Deceive Anyone at First Glance

10. “This canned peach half in syrup looks like a massive cracked egg.”

15+ Photos That Can Deceive Anyone at First Glance

11. “Found in a can of refried beans…”

15+ Photos That Can Deceive Anyone at First Glance

12. Why did the tomatoes cross the road? To show off those shoes!

15+ Photos That Can Deceive Anyone at First Glance

13. Jack Frost took painting classes in his off-time and it shows.

15+ Photos That Can Deceive Anyone at First Glance

14. These red slugs could almost be a 2-headed snake.

15+ Photos That Can Deceive Anyone at First Glance

15. “Maybe we should cancel that outdoor hike indefinitely…”

15+ Photos That Can Deceive Anyone at First Glance

16. “On second thought, the outdoors are filled with giant bacon! Disregard that last statement.”

15+ Photos That Can Deceive Anyone at First Glance

17. Let us all welcome our new pineapple overlords.

15+ Photos That Can Deceive Anyone at First Glance

18. This anteater’s arm lives a secret life as a panda.

15+ Photos That Can Deceive Anyone at First Glance

19. Sideshow Bob’s latest scheme must involve living as a tree.

15+ Photos That Can Deceive Anyone at First Glance

Bonus: So, a lot of things look like Cookie Monster…

15+ Photos That Can Deceive Anyone at First Glance

15+ Photos That Can Deceive Anyone at First Glance

15+ Photos That Can Deceive Anyone at First Glance

What are some other times your eyes played tricks on you? Please share with us in the comments!

Preview photo credit Dlatrex / Reddit