Father and Son Optical Illusion

When I stumbled upon this optical illusion, only then I realized how sexist society we really live in… Let me explain further – the picture on your right is a male version of the original Young Lady or An Old Hag illusion. Those with a keen eye for details will immediately notice how the old lady was referenced as an Old Hag, while in the same time the grumpy old man (which can be seen in this illusion) is referenced merely as a Father. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, just thinking out loud ;) Btw, can you see them both (the old man and his son) in this illusion?

59 Replies to “Father and Son Optical Illusion”

  1. tricky title… i assumed the cowboy was the father so im looking for a kid – that didnt work.
    the shadow under the cowboy’s ear is also the bag under the really old guy’s eye, his chin=the nose and the handkerchief line=the mouth. they share the hat.

  2. I had a hard time seeing son but as I fell off the couch (hours after first seeing this for the first time), I finally sw him faced the other way.

  3. Ok, after a minute of looking, I see it. Like the woman and the hag, it seems that I see the old first before seeing the young.
    *hint hint* Look at the nose for the old, or *wink wink* the jaw line for the young man.

  4. Maybe it is because he doesn’t look grumpy. He looks rather peaceful and happy. Unlike the old hag that looks like a hag.

  5. I have never thought about it that way, that the old lady is referred to as an old hag. But now when its pointed out you got a point there.

    It is a nice illusion thou, just as the original one. But once you have “seen” one of the illusions its easier to spot the next one.

  6. I had difficulty trying to see the son. But I remembered from the old hag, her nose was the girls chin. Knowing that, I could find the son.

    Maybe we refer to these only as father and son, because we both want to address them as cowboys*, with the hat and all. But that won’t make any difference, so we simplify it to father and son.

    Also: first! or second! or third! or fifth! and let me try eight! since there is no way in telling for every comment has to be approved and I don’t know how many people were before me. :)

    *The father does however have a bit of an Indian twitch.

  7. i can figure out the son, actually there are 2 eyes, one above another, the upper one is son’s eye and the lower one is dad’s, son’s face is from forehead to mouth of dad’s face, concentrate on the upper eye by bending your neck on the left.

  8. The first time i looked i saw the Father, Lol then i closed the page, when i reopened all i could see was the son. Odd how yo pick it up once and then you don’t. it also depends on how high you look to what you see.

  9. I couldn’t see the son at all until I looked back at the “young lady or old hag” illusion…I like that one better.

  10. The old mans nose is the young mans chin.

    He is looking to the left

    (exact opposite of the Old Hag Illusion)

  11. I’ve always hated these illusions b/c i could never see the old lady. Then i looked it up online and finally saw it! its weird b/c every1 says they don’t see the younger one, but i always see only that one. It took me forever to see the older one!

  12. Excellent – Could only see the son to start with but suddenly like clouds parting to reveal the sun I could see the father!

    For those needing help with the son. The nose of the father is the chin of the son who is looking away from the picture in a 3/4 direction.

    The mouth of the father is a necklace on the son.

    If you focus on the bridge of the fathers nose its easier to see the son

  13. The father is looking for the right and the son is looking back. It was very difficult for me to see the son. Forcing to see the father’s nose as the son’s chin has helped a lot.

  14. lol, what big , sharp nose the old man has. Blew me away when I saw his big face. I saw the young man first and his profile. The big, old face with its old lips came only seconds later.

  15. I use the optical illusion of the day widget and only when I clicked the picture for the bigger view could I see the old man.

    I love these illusions

  16. this is way 2 hard 4 me. I’ve starred at d pic so long I think I saw the father look at me then look back! Somebody plz send tips!

  17. SPOILER ALERT: I could not see the son to save myself, LOL! The old man’s kind eye and bumpy nose kept getting in the way and that’s all I see.

    SOOO, I turned my computer sideways (to the left) and BINGO, the young son’s profile popped out at me immediately! He’s ruggedly handsome with a nice chin, haa. Hope this helps…..

  18. I also distinctly see a side profile of a horse’s head.
    Black mark to the right of old man’s eye is horse’s right eye
    which is almost closed. Old man’s mouth is where the outline
    of the horse ends. The old man’s eyebrow, eye and bag under eye,
    the dark areas are the shadowing of the horses mane. The horse
    resembles a chess piece, the knight. Anyone else see it?

  19. omg i have been looking at this illusion for the past 3 days now and i don’t see the son at all, i know the nose is his chin but wtf where is the son!!??

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