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By on March 30, 2011, with 90 Comments

One of our fans who goes under the nickname erwtj3 discovered this optical illusion poster below. It was used as an ad for some kind of candy product. Once you learn the tagline behind this poster, it’s much easier to see the illusion it hides. The tag-line went something like this: “If you love liquorice, all you see is Panda“! Now hurry, and be the first to spot the hidden animal in this idle surrounding below! You can see the original poster, one including tag-lines and candies – here.

  • A Snail

    Hmmm, a tricky one given the tagline. I guess Panda. I have to confess I did need the tagline, even though I had worked out that there was a face in there somewhere but just couldn’t quite see it

  • joopiedog

    I spotted it!
    You must keep distance to see it
    (first comment!)

    • Dolphin

      I spotted it,too.But I could see it up close.You don’t have to be at a distance to see it.

    • uncle sam

      @ joopiedog: Can’t you count to one?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Haviland/100000657164709 Richard Haviland

    It’s a Panda bear. Not a very clever illusion……..

  • Giddy

    A big panda, and what looks like a tortoise in the lower right corner

  • TheIdiots

    I only truly saw it when going to the real image, with the captions and all and saw the tiny icon…The big image does it no justice!!!

  • Care Bear

    Whatever it is, it isn’t that attractive. I saw a frog looking it over. Maybe I’ll have another look–or not.

  • Paula

    I love it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Kemper/100000305016130 Robert Kemper

    Two ears, a round face, two dark eyes and a nose. You have to defocus a little to see it, but it’s there.

  • Chelsea

    It helps if you unfocus your eyes

  • Finn

    Easy if you’re from Finland! ;)

  • http://lieutenis-saveimageas.blogspot.com John K

    A curious illusion at best. To chose water as a component of our panda’s whereabouts is odd since that animal’s aversion to water is well deocumented.
    Also it strikes one as hard to explain that if this company which calls itself “Panda” did not chose any hidden images of…of, well
    liquorice which, by the is hidden as plants all over their website…those might have been more difficult to spot, but they didn’t seem to be worried how long we spent finding a bear!
    And lastly, personally-and no offense intended to British-English speaking folks or the Finnish manufacturers–I prefer my black chewy stalks to be called “likrish” and be so;ld for 7-10 cents south of Mason Dixon Line. Cheers1

  • http://www.facebook.com werty

    hey…I see it!!
    The boat is one eye

  • Rahowa

    With the tagline , it was simple enough to see in less than a minute . Without such , I never would have even known there was a panda head there at all

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adam-Merrill/100002108047836 Adam Merrill

    The panda face isn’t all that visable, but at first glance it looked like the guy sitting on the rock was nealing with a machine gun, and later I realized that what I thought was a tree behind him was actually another guy lol. So I think it’s a pretty darn cool find!

  • Sushanta

    yesssss, I spotted. Boat and tree inside water form the eyes and stone below is the mouth. Due to sunlight a circle is formed around above three spots. this makes the face.

  • Pixie-dust

    That was a pretty good, easy to spot the panda :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Davor-Makovi/734850187 Davor Maćković

    Yeah took me a bit to see it. I had to click on the full poster to see it.

    I went back to the orginal here on the page, went back to the poster then noticed 2 smaller pics where you clearly see the animal.

    Never seen the 2 smaller pics the first time, goes to show how observant I am.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tianna-Storey/100000367044794 Tianna Storey

    the rock is the nose,the islands in the back are the ears and tree and boat in the middle r the eyes

  • E

    i saw it on the widget and was like “yay a panda!” but what does a panda have to do with licorice?

  • anon

    that looks like a fat blob with eyes, ears, a nose, and a mouth. In other words, IT SUCKS!

  • jeo

    i saw the panda before you pointed it out. if you have the mac widget, it is easier to see distance illusions when you see it in the dashboard


    BTW joopiedog, Fail. thats the second comment

  • joseph ts.

    I did find the face after about two minutes.joopiedog is right..further back is easier to see.nice.

  • Nikolai

    “What kind of bear is it?” is the the question…

  • SnowBerey


  • Phil

    I cant see it

  • Suzanne

    I didn’t see a panda until I knew the tagline. I love it, but it was almost too subtle.

  • Bruno

    In the gadget, (Win 7) it is immediately visible. But in large, quite a bit more subtle.

  • wildy

    Spotted it. Keep distance to see it.

  • Nisheeth

    I saw the face before reading the tagline, but I didn’t think it a was a Panda. This one is beautiful

  • Wondy

    I Can see it ;D

  • ohmygosh

    I think i found it… its a panda… and the two islands in the distance are the ears, the other small island and the boat are the eyes, and the rock thing is then nose. and then there’s some kind of ripple thing in the water underneath the rock that could be its mouth.

  • Dex

    The tag line also tells you how to spot it… Nice!

  • happyhilmi

    I have to admit, I didn’t see it until you mentioned the animal.

  • Dr X

    Well I guess that is simply to see when the name of the picture is panda_natural_liquorice…of course it is a dog :)

  • Akihiza

    I needed the tagline to see the panda. If not, I thought the ‘nose’ would be some woman’s lips, and I was trying to make out a face from there, but couldn’t. :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bram-van-der-Sanden/1792500365 Bram van der Sanden

    You could see it pretty well on the Igoogle widget. It’z a panda

  • Josh

    This one works quite well in the google gadget.

  • Barbarella

    Saw the panda first then read the tagline but I’ll admit I couldn’t figure out what it had to do with licorice.

  • Yimmer

    GOOD ONE! I didn’t open the illusion, because I thought it was from the guy who does landscapes with food (this time with candies). But then this morning, I said
    ” Hey, there’s a panda.” So I wanted to point it out, except,…well…that was the whole point. duh. I liked it.

  • Tim

    Made with 100% real panda!

  • Tyron

    I saw it when i was eding i looked at the picture then WALAH!!!i found it!!!!

  • Mark P

    You should really keep hints like that in some kind of hidden spoiler thing. I would have liked to try to work it out before I saw the word “Panda”.

  • Andras

    I can see 2 animals. How many can you?

  • Andras

    and now, having red the tagline, i can see the one you mean.

  • Eddie

    You really have to have a creative imagination to make this one plausable

  • Jem

    I got it in the widget before i opened it up – but struggling to see it as well now its a bigger picture lol

  • bluepool

    it was hilariously easy… didn’t even have to read the post

  • stmc62

    the thing that looks like a mushroom is the nose….does that help

    • http://damnlol.com Smart Alec

      ohhhh I see it now thanks lol

  • Jupiter

    I needed that tagline but once I saw that I clearly saw the panda. Very cute.

  • Booker

    Hello Vurdlak, hope you do not mind my spelling correction – I think you mean idyll or idyllic (beautiful, perfect surroundings) rather than idle (not doing anything), they do indeed sound similar.

    liked this illusion, did spot it though not as quickly as some.

  • http://moillusions.com Lil’Smily

    thisz one wuz easy i spotted it riteh away!!

  • Dr. J

    There is a panda face, (very nice) but also what looks like a (large) hawk’s face above the fire. And above it there is a squirrl face (small)

  • whatever

    i see Panda, but also there is some kind of bird in the corner by the fire.

  • girlfriend

    Very good, the tagline was a great help. I had to cross my eyes and blur my vision to see it.

  • SDER

    Very interresting. I saw the panda right away but never thought that the image would be used to sell candy.

  • Jess

    i see a panda. I dont know if that is the animal but i have never EVER drank liquorice but i am obsessed with pandas :)

  • B_man

    OMG PANDA!!!!

    Click the picture and look at the gallery to see it!

  • Tonatiuht

    I see it now, first I see like a face with two noses.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Peter-Weller/100000594180974 Peter Weller


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shang-Khong/100000035882954 Shang Khong

    Oh mind, you’re right. keeping distance to spot the shape. It’s a panda

  • Linda Walter

    I see the panda face on the pic, I also see some kind of bird on the far left facing the right…..

  • ZL123

    Yes. Hahaha. You must walk away from the computer!

  • http://sjkutie@gmail.com niesha

    i am so con fused fa real bruhh

  • http://BowlingTracker.com James Smith

    This ones a little week. I vaugly looked like some kind of face, but only after reading the tagline did i recognize the panda.. Although, can only really see it in the thumbnail version or at a distance.

  • Sunday

    this is a finnish ad for a candy brand called Panda

  • what to write today……

    ya i saw the panda :) but i needed the tagline to see it

  • mikuri

    I come from the country that the trademark Panda has come from and they’ve like put those ad’s in many bus stops! First time I saw one driving past it, I was like “was there something??”. Then the other time I finally was close enough to see the hint with the animal and then was like “Ahh… That’s how it is!”. I have asked my family and friends several times if they have gotten it, and so far only people under 10 have had the enlightment of creativity!

  • Sharyn Kmieciak

    I see it and it is ferocious!

  • WM_

    This is advertisement for Finnish candy-company called “Panda” :p

  • Mr Illusion

    the beach looks like a dragon, did anybody else see this?

  • shanae

    panda ,bird ,turtle and snake thing

  • shanae

    squid spider dolphin ostrich and a fish thing

  • Angela

    The first two pieces of land make the ears, the one in the middle names the nose, and the rest make the face…

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/guttgrinder Devon

    You can also see the left side of someone’s face in the smoke on the far left!

  • Angelo

    I saw panda, snake and a rabbit

  • Michiko

    i needed the smaller picture.

  • Jared

    ha! that was a good one. i was just looking at it for not even one second, and saw it up close.

  • CiCi

    i didnt get it until i blew it uup nd saw the litle picture at the botttom

  • um

    i saw soooooooooo many animals!

  • Zeb

    I coulodn’t really see it well untill I zoomed out, and made the pic smaller

  • kathie

    back to face recognition hardware!
    DNA folks
    oldest skill to survive

  • Moillusionlover

    MEEE SEEZ EET DE PANDA!!!title says it all but i found it by myself

  • Zac

    F***ING EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • ellie

    I hate liquourice but I FOUND PANDA

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  • Karlos

    A lot of you,s didn’t notice an iguana