30 People Share Surprising Shadow Illusions That Made Them Look Twice

When nature creates its own artwork, not even our greatest artists can win against it. Since people are so fond of optical illusion art, nature also has its way to create stunning optical illusions with shadows. It uses everything and everyone under the sun to project shadow optical illusions that create fascinating visual phenomena. Optical illusion is a common feature in various forms of art such as painting, sculpture, and architecture.

There’s something about deceptive or misleading images that people find so engrossing. We’ve seen a lot of optical illusions art but wait till you see nature’s version of it. Depending on the sun’s position, all the things around us may cast surprising shadow optical illusions that can make us look twice.

This Tree’s Shadow

shadow optical illusions tree
DanRG02

 

Playground Shadows

shadow optical illusions playground
Katrin Korfmann

But unlike man-made optical illusion artworks that are perennial, these shadow optical illusions only last for minutes and even seconds. Witnessing something or someone cast an unexpected shadow is just a matter of luck. Thankfully, these people were able to capture these rare instances in photos to share it to the world. As it turned out, shadows can indeed make breathtaking works of art that are both artistic and confusing.

 

“Mt. Rainier Shadow From My Backyard”

shadow optical illusions mountain
reddit.com

 

This Truck Wants To Say “Hi”

shadow optical illusions friendly truck
Hadouken617

 

“The Sun Melted The Snow Everywhere Except Where The Bikes’ Shadows Were”

shadow optical illusions bike
yonkerrs

We’re giving you this list of the most surprising shadow optical illusions to trick your eyes. Is nature creating these shadows to send us a message? Or is it just too bored that it decided to play tricks on us just for fun? Take a look at these mind-boggling photos and find the answer for yourself.

 

“Not Everybody Is What They Seem”

shadow optical illusions cat mouse
Ri-RiY

 

“Shadows Of Leaves From A Tree During A Solar Eclipse”

shadow optical illusions leaves solar eclipse
xXISCOPEIXx

 

This Spider’s Reflection In A Pool

shadow optical illusions spider pool
lnk7332

 

“Found The Eye Of Sauron While Wine Tasting”

shadow optical illusions sauron wine
ajustice83

 

“The Shadow Of My Plane Formed A Rainbow Around It”

shadow optical illusions airplane rainbow
emcdeezy22

 

“The Reflection Of Kitchen Appliances Looks Like People In A Park”

shadow optical illusions kitchen park
felixtre

 

“Shadow Gives Impression Of Infinite Staircase”

shadow optical illusions infinite staircase
hey_baberuba

 

“This Cat Food Bag’s Shadow Looks Like A Cat”

shadow optical illusions cat food
MarkSputnik

 

“Even The Shadows In Scotland Are Plaid”

shadow optical illusions scotland plaid
BookerDeWittsCarbine

 

“Who Never Thought About This?”

shadow optical illusions invisible fire
empw

 

“Why Hello, Little Sundog”

shadow optical illusions sundog
mike_pants

 

“Proposed To My Girlfriend And Realized There Is A Heart In Our Shadows”

shadow optical illusions proposal heart
Orion_91

 

“The Shadow Of This Juice Glass Looks Like A Rose”

shadow optical illusions rose juice
SMatyac

 

“This Einstein Poster Casts A Sinister Shadow”

shadow optical illusions sinister einstein
aelment

 

“My Friend’s Golf Team Photo Had Some Unfortunate Shadows”

shadow optical illusions wet pants
Jodiee182

 

“When Your Life Is A Mess But You Can Still Keep Up Appearances”

shadow optical illusions road rail
Ketameme69

 

“I’m Sure This Shadow Became Self-Aware”

shadow optical illusions self-aware
migraine_boy

 

“Untangled Wire, Looped Shadow”

shadow optical illusions looped wire
icanbenormaltoo

 

“The Shadow On His Shirt Makes It Look Like The Guy In The Back Is Badly Photoshopped Into The Picture”

shadow optical illusions bad photoshop
frameRAID

 

“My Shoe Lace Shadow Looks Like A Man Climbing A Mountain”

shadow optical illusions mountain climber shoelace
htownaliens

 

“The Shadow From This Glass Bowl Is Beautiful”

shadow optical illusions rainbow bowl
Coltons13