The camera never lies. Except when it does. We’ve all been tricked by photography before. People use clever angles and light every day on Instagram. Sometimes it’s deliberate and designed to create a more attractive photo. Sometimes though, the better times, photo magic happens purely by chance, just like mama-zebra. Here are some crazy photos people shared on social media that show how our eyes are not to be trusted!
"Wait, What? " The Best Double-Take PhotosPublished 9 months ago
Yeah, well, she didn't. These two women have almost the same skin color and they are the same size, so naturally, our brains could not handle the reality of what was happening.
How many pictures like this do you have with your friends? Our brain is an amazing black-box, but there are places where we can fool it. Have some fun planning these types of pictures.
What we see here are three BFFs enjoying their time at the pool. We're impressed how these girls don't see the outside, but only the inside of the other two girls. One is tall as a basketball hoop, the other as short as the basketball itself... amazing
Wait... what? Exactly. Our eyes play amazing tricks on us. It's when our brain tries to create what we think we know about the world. More about this later.
As a good friend you would never let your best friend embrace herself by taking this kind of picture... lucky for us she didn't pose that way. Take a second look.
These two friends wanted to pose as can-can dancers... the rest is up to your imagination. Well, to the part of your brain trying to make sense of it all.
We’ve all heard of sausage dogs, but have you seen the latest bread of super long stretchy dogs? One of two things has happened here. Either this dog has got stretched out in a friendly game of tug o’ war, or something more crafty is afoot.
What looks at first like a sort of long-bellied kangaroo that must drag its belly on the floor as it walks, might actually be two dogs teaming up to trick us. The second idea is smarter, but the first is definitely funnier.
What did she do to his hand? And why is he so happy about it? These are one of those memorable pictures you won't even remember when it was taken. We really hope they are still together. They look cute, with hands missing and all.
His hand even isn't in the picture guys! It's her shoulder! It's part of the dress and her upper arm. He must have his arms around her hugging her with both hands! :-)
Do you see something a little off about this standing illusion after looking at it a little closer? We'll give you a little hint—look behind her legs. If you look closely, you can see another pair of legs hiding back there.
Those are that woman's real legs. The bare belly and legs wearing jeans are actually a mannequin that the woman is leaning on. But, we bet it had you fooled for a bit, didn’t it? It definitely fooled us!
What's better than a yoga session to release all your stress and stretch properly after a long day of work? This is exactly what this guy thought, and he is giving it 100% of his energy.
However, he might not be aware that, from this picture's angle, it looks like he gave so much energy that he ended up right in this woman's bottom.
Woah, let us take a closer look there. While it might look like one dog has grown a massive furry arm. Thankfully that is not the case.
What looks like his arm is actually just the other dog's tail! It doesn't help the dogs are practically the same color which makes this illusion even more believable!
Ok. So those are the teeth, and that’s probably a nose. Is that an ear on top, or an eye? Or is it just a hole? Where are the eyes? How does it see? Those are the immediate questions, now we have to deal with the big one. What is it?
It’s hairy, check. It seems friendly, at least for now. Is it a deer? A horse? A beaver? A kangaroo? A foot with a mouth? Let’s maybe get it away from the kids until we figure this one out. Weird, just weird.
The kids today... no respect for any public place. Walking around with their behind out there like if it was... oh, wait, what?! Sorry miss, it's not you, it's our brains.
It's our brains' fault we saw the woman's shoulder right behind you as if it was the sitting part of your body. Next time try to get pictures with nobody at your behind. Get it?
There's nothing quite like taking a dip in a nice pool. If you've ever noticed water bubbles love sticking to the smallest of hairs.
In this picture, we are blown away by the sheer about of bubbles this person's legs were able to collect! They might soon float out of the water.
I think I see a bride and another person, but they're all tangled up. What's going on there? Some legs and feet are missing from someone. This must have been pretty nice to watch while it happened, but pictures are frozen moments in time. And that's funny.
At least, this is. These two amazing dancers made the wedding even more special than it was, and they have this picture to remember it by. A story by itself.
Yes, look again. And again. It's so hard to figure out what's going on here. With seeing many images online, we would first probably think this is a long exposure image of the same dog moving around while the picture is still being taken.
But no. These are actually two dogs in an amazing seamless angle. These dogs must be twins as they are exactly the same color. So, now look again.
This guy... I mean.. all this nice family wanted to do is take a happy picture on the ferry. A nice time to remember in the future, but this guy decided to ride the poor girl and ruin their picture.
The camera was in such an accurate position that his black pants merged with the woman\'s black stripe on her shirt, and she was in the best position to make it look like a fold in his leg... when the starts come together...
I guess these two friends took a picture in a restricted zone, otherwise, why would the long arm of the law be after them? Wow... talk about being at the right time and in the right place.
This image will be saved for eternity as one of the most timely and best photos taken at the precise moment it should have been. Any millisecond before or after, and we would never have enjoyed this amazing treat.
A face is missing from one person, and a body is missing from another. That's the classic recipe for a double-take image. These three must be best friends to allow this image to circulate on social media.
These types of images demand more than a double take. You need to find the first missing person and his body parts, and then to find the second one with their body parts... then let it process.
There's nothing quite like gathering the whole family together to spend some quality time together. Especially when you get a picture like this out of it!
While this image is of course fake, it will be a cause for giggles and stories for the rest of this man's life and probably will be a story for every family reunion after that!
All they wanted to do, is take a picture of the whole team together having fun. But the moment in which they took the picture won't be remembered as much as they wanted.
What they will remember is what the girl in the background do to the guy in the front with her leg dangling around just when the picture was taken. Oh well, they'll have some fun telling this to their kids.
Just a regular night out for these two granmas. Hanging out, drinking a beer, sitting on a thong-designed bar stool... yep, normal. Picture aside, this is a great and funny idea. It really gives a twist to your normal night out.
Do you have a funny twist to your night out? It could be a memorable picture for generations. And even make you famous. Go out tonight and try it. Have fun. Remember to take pictures!
Somebody call the MIB and close off the area!! There are aliens hiding in this nice family's children's bodies! Well, how else would you explain this long funky arm?
Okay, okay... it could be that his older brother is under the table and only his arm is out so it seems like an extension of the other arm... it COULD be I said. I'm still not sure.
This creepy critter is taking things to a new level. The things on the right are legs, right?
So, what’s going on the left? A weird long body? A crazy big tail? Something isn’t right here. Those eyes really crack the level up to sinister too.
A normal pool bash turned into a "find what's wrong with this picture" event. We have several pictures like this in our list = One person's body part is the other's backside.
I wonder if this group of friends even remember other details about this party, because all they can think of is what their brain sees in this picture.
So is that her body or her body? I wonder if the girls know themselves who's who. Or which head belongs to which body. It's nice to see good friends hugging it out on the beach.
We just wish we could understand what we saw at first glance. Why are we being tricked like this? I guess that having a picture like this makes it all more interesting.
Yes, look again. It's scary. I've seen all the Mummy films, new and old, and in all of them the bad guy manifests himself in sand, or water, and I guess this time - in shirts.
Can you see his face all over the pack of red shirts? That's one closet I'm not going in to again. No sir. The first thing here is to rearrange, remix and redistribute the shirts in any other way. Have a nice day.
Is that a.. no wait, it's a... nope. Once again, two dogs, standing close to each other and at a unique angle, create what seems to be a technology bug in our camera. But looking again, it's not.
The dog on the right is actually standing between his owner's legs, so his body seems to be missing. The other is standing really close to him. So we get this Harry \potter style dog.
“I get knocked down, but I get up again, you’re never gonna keep me down!” We can just imagine this incredible log singing this as it floats in mid-air in the forest where it used to stand.
When this tree fell, rather than hitting the woodland floor like it was supposed to, it wedged firmly on another tree and remained horizontal and halfway down. Rangers tried cutting it down fully but, in the end, it was easier to just leave it there. It makes quite the tourist attraction too! Though I wouldn’t stand beneath if, if I were you.
This double-take picture will have us believe that the young child is faceless. Maybe a prop taken directly from some horror film location. But no. It's actually exactly the opposite of horror.
It's a cute image of a dad (a bald dad) getting his little boy ready for some event. So look again and give us an "Awwwwww"
It takes a while to figure out what’s going on in this picture. At first, it looks like the person is sitting behind a set of trees magically sculpted into a fence before opening up into wider branches as they meet the horizon. Then you notice how the ground spreads across each panel and it starts to form a trippy optical illusion that seems somehow like a gateway between dimensions.
All this because some absolute maverick decided to make a mirrored picket fence. The photographer is actually sitting in the foreground, looking through the fence panels at the trees behind. The effect is a little dizzying.
Ok, so there’s a lot going on here. First, there’s the building to the left which seems to be penned in by the lamppost. Then there's the absolutely ginormous sky blue wall and the smaller breeze block wall which seems to be floating in mid-air. We’ve advanced a long way in building technology over the years, but levitating walls is something we’re still yet to master.
What’s actually happening here is an illusion where the paint used on the background wall is exactly the same color as the sky on this day. Now we don’t know where the wall ends and the sky begins. As for the building on the left? Absolutely no idea.
I guess we all have our own way of holding a cookie, but I’d be willing to guess most of us use our handy fingers and opposable thumbs for the best grip. Not this person, they’ve chosen to go for a technique that makes it look like the cookie is their hand.
Dough instead of digits might be convenient if you’re hungry, not so much if you need to open a door or pick up a pencil. There’s something else too. It could just be me, but… does that cookie look massive to you?
We all think our kids are special, but do yours have wings and a feathery tail? This photographer has hit the jackpot by capturing the running child being pursued by a bird in full flight. Ok, so it’s a pigeon, not a dove, but it still looks pretty spectacular.
The angle and the perspective are just perfect to create an amazing image of a bird-child. Although, we should probably take a moment to reflect on why the pigeon was chasing the kid. A toddler is too big for bird food, right?
Back to cats being creepy little guys, this one has a glare that sets the hairs on the back of our neck on end. It also seems to have the longest legs any cat has ever had. With those short arms and long legs, it feels more like a monkey than a cat.
It also looks like it might be able to keep up with some of us humans in a running race, if it could stand upright. Hopefully, this is all just because of the strange angle and the way the guy is holding the grumpy cat. If not, that’s one scary creature.
We all have a party trick. Some people can fold their tongues, others can do the splits, but none of us would be as useful as this guy when a fire breaks out. He must stay well hydrated to be able to pull this one off, and that’s quite a set of pipes and muscles to get the jet coming out with such force.
Of course, he might also be a dad who's seen an opportunity for a comedy photo by standing in front of a water feature and has grabbed it with both hands, or with his mouth at least. Either way, we applaud his style.
“Excuse me.” “No, sorry, excuse me.” “Can I get passed?” “Perhaps you could just stand aside?” “Coming through!” Living or working in this building must be filled with inconvenience as normal-sized 3D people try to get around each other in their 2D environment.
Who would even build such a thing? Maybe it’s just secure storage for valuable paintings. Or, maybe, it’s a triangular building. We’ll never know from this angle. From here, it looks like a strong breeze might topple it over.
When Sir Mix-a-Lot said that he liked big butts (and could not lie) we wonder if he was referring to one quite so prominent as this. This right here is one thicc mollusk. Too big to be contained by its tiny shell, it's no wonder it moves around so slowly with that much junk in the trunk.
Ok, so, if you look closely, it is actually a much more averagely proportioned snail sitting on a big round rock that matches its skin tones but… fake it till you make it, isn’t that what they say?
Imagine it. You open your eyes from a bleary dream where you’re onstage performing “The Safety Dance” with Justin Beiber… No, just me? Anyway, you wake in the middle of the night and this is what you see. A hooded woman standing in the corner of your room. Terrifying.
It doesn’t get much better when the light goes on either. It’s only after a few squints it becomes clear that it's a desk chair with trousers hung over the back of it. But by then it’s too late, you’re already half a heart attack in and on the phone to the National Guard.