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.

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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.
2 Faces Optical Illusion
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Young vs Old Face Illusion

Similar theme was used on a German postcard from 19th century.
Young vs Old Face Illusion
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Father and Son

A similar example of ambiguous visual illusions - father and son.
Father and Son
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Family

Whole family mind teaser - father with mother and daughter (by G. H. Fischer).
Family
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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.
Spirit of the Woods
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Dali Illusion

Profile of Salvador Dali and a strange woman. Head of the female figure is also eye on the big face.
Dali Illusion
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Old Couple

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)
Old Couple
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Don Quijote

How many faces can you count on this Don Quijote painting by Octavio Ocampo?
Don Quijote
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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).
Fight in the Head
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Soldier and Bending Man

See the face of a soldier and a man that is bending over on the below eye illusion.
Soldier and Bending Man
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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 Faces Eye Illusion
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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.
Flowers and Female Face
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Illusion After A Few Beers

This one is so famous. Turn the picture upside down to see how men see women after 6 beers.
Illusion After A Few Beers
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Farmer's Wife

Help this farmer find his wife. Hint: focus on his left leg and turn the picture upside down.
Farmers Wife
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Player and Woman

Who do you like more - women or saxophone players?
Player and Woman
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Hidden Woman and Child

Beautiful scene. But there is something more to it.
Hidden Woman and Child
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Goblet Illusion

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)
Goblet Illusion
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7 Faces

Can you find all 7 faces on this scary picture?
7 Faces
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11 Faces

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)
11 Faces
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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.
Faces on Mars
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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.
Coffee Beans Illusion
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