Face Illusions are ambiguous images which exploit similarities between two or more distinct images. They are also known as reversal images, puzzle images and perceptual rivalry.
You may enlarge each illusion by clicking on it. There you might see more details. And if you step back a bit you might see other things hidden in the image.
Young Lady vs Old Lady Optical Illusion
This is definitely one of the most amazing optical illusions of all times! What do you see at first glance - an old lady or a young lady? They are both there! Mouth of the old woman is necklace of young woman and nose of the old lady is chin of the young lady.
Young vs Old Face Illusion
Similar theme was used on a German postcard from 19th century.
Father and Son
A similar example of ambiguous visual illusions - father and son.
Whole family mind teaser - father with mother and daughter (by G. H. Fischer).
Spirit of the Woods
A landscape and the face of a bearded man by Sandro Del Prete. Nose in the center is also a man sitting and looking at the houses/eyes in the back.
Profile of Salvador Dali and a strange woman. Head of the female figure is also eye on the big face.
An old couple - see profiles of faces - is remembering the times when they were young and full of life - see the sitting characters ("Forever Always" by Octavio Ocampo)
How many faces can you count on this Don Quijote painting by Octavio Ocampo?
Fight in the Head
You probably recognize the face in this painting (it is St. George), but if you look at his hair, you'll see that he is fighting a fire-breathing dragon. It's called "St. George the Dragon Slayer" (by Sandro Del-Prete).
Soldier and Bending Man
See the face of a soldier and a man that is bending over on the below eye illusion.
Flowers and Faces Eye Illusion
Are there really just flowers? Of course, not. There are many face silhouettes created by the flower contours.
Flowers and Female Face
Another variation - however, here are not many faces but only a big one is hidden here. The yellow butterfly is the nose.
Illusion After A Few Beers
This one is so famous. Turn the picture upside down to see how men see women after 6 beers.
Help this farmer find his wife. Hint: focus on his left leg and turn the picture upside down.
Player and Woman
Who do you like more - women or saxophone players?
Hidden Woman and Child
Beautiful scene. But there is something more to it.
Rubin's vase is a classic example of multistable perception. The brain makes figure-ground distinction between the vase in the center (which is usually recognized first) and the contour of 2 faces by sides. (by Edgar Rubin)
Can you find all 7 faces on this scary picture?
There should be 11 faces on this picture. Average people see 4-6, sensible 8-10. The best see all 11, schizophrenics and paranoids 12 and more. And you? (don't take this one too seriously, I have even heard that there are 13 faces)
Faces on Mars
A mysterious face found on Mars. This is a real photo of the surface of Mars taken by Viking 1 in 1976.
Coffee Beans Illusion
Can you identify a face in this coffee beans pile? Take your time, it is there. Focus on the bottom of the picture.
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