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Here’s another great optical illusion puzzle by Donald Rust: Can you find the King in this painting below? When you’re done, just please don’t tell! Instead, comment you found him and share this post further. Let’s see how long does it take before you see him! BTW: don’t forget to check other illusions by Rusty (just in case you missed any). I assure you – it’s well worth your time. Enjoy!

Find The King!

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164 Responses
  1. Brandon Reese says:

    Found him in about 5 seconds

  2. hadsil says:

    Saw it even before reading what the illusion was about.

  3. JohnE says:

    Took me longer, but I found him after clicking a link and looking at a smaller picture.

  4. JAMES says:

    yeh 5 seconds..

  5. Jacky says:

    Took me awhile but the button left picture started it all.

  6. Mary says:

    I must be blind. I don’t see anything.

  7. kelvin w says:

    Found.

  8. z2d4th says:

    I noticed king of the jungle.

  9. Kimon says:

    I saw the king before I even saw what the photos showed… too easy but still cool

  10. svensti says:

    Found it….If your having trouble, squint your eyes

  11. lloyd says:

    squinting helps

  12. breandan says:

    Saw it on my desktop gadget before I went online. I like this.

  13. Nomad says:

    Took just a few seconds.

  14. John says:

    Saw him in the widget before opening it!!
    Saw the other one too, without turning the picture over!! 8<)

  15. Phil says:

    Don’t look for a person.

  16. courlee says:

    I kept looking for elvis……. but figured it out when i zoomed out.

  17. Suzanne says:

    This is one of the most clever illusions I’ve seen in a while. Difficult to see the closer you get, but can be seen immediately in the widget.
    Love it. :)

  18. AmetuerAspirant says:

    now THIS is amazing, props to the artist!
    you were right, i feel better finding it on my own than looking in the comments for help, though i did have to take a step back and reevaluate for a second, my eyes started to get stuck squinting.

  19. Cheddar says:

    Found him!

  20. Karan says:

    Found him also in about 5 seconds

  21. Izhar says:

    Yes! King is nothing without all these…infact they make kings…

  22. Natalie says:

    I first noticed how the scenery of the giraffe photo and the fisherman photo seemed to fit together to form a continuous line.

    I then noticed the eyes and nose of the king.

  23. OpticalIllusionist says:

    Nice. It helps if you move far away from the monitor

  24. Rikke says:

    please give out hints

  25. Rikke says:

    My son found the king and gave a hint :-)

  26. XRayA4T says:

    I used a mouse to find the king!

  27. Kelsey says:

    nice one!

  28. Ron says:

    took a bit more than 5 seconds for me. de-focus helps. very nice

  29. kawodi says:

    You may look in the eyes of the flamingos…

  30. kirolusion says:

    It took a little longer than expected, but I`ve found it in about 1 minute. I really like the picture.

  31. Nils C-son says:

    Took me about 15 seconds

  32. taz says:

    Hint: Press CRTL + Zoom out with the Mouseweel. Then you will easier see the King of Animals.

  33. Lil Miss Efron says:

    I saw it straight away. HINT: He is a very feminine lion ;)

  34. Annie says:

    Nyeh, nyeh, I saw him !!!

  35. Anu says:

    i found it out.

  36. wefa says:

    very easy

  37. Michael says:

    Yep, I found the “king” :-) … great

  38. pj says:

    finding the flamingos might b harder than finding the lion

  39. giovanni says:

    found….. 4 second :-)

  40. theresa mccormick says:

    ok, there use to be a share button. where did it go.

  41. Joan Blackberry says:

    Found it. Beautiful!!

  42. Dave says:

    OH – THAT one

  43. Terry says:

    Very Cool

  44. IGSilveira says:

    Foud it, took me just a few seconds.
    For the ones curious, it takes 3 frames =:)

  45. Kairho says:

    I sneezed just as I started to look at the image and found the king without having read the text.

  46. timk says:

    smaller version was easier to see for me. Saw that in a flash.

  47. Fmf says:

    Realy fast founding.

  48. zysmith says:

    Found it. Nice illusion

  49. Mary says:

    7 seconds.

  50. Esha says:

    where is he???

  51. nicola says:

    10 seconds. great!

  52. Tom says:

    It took me about 30 seconds. Very clever.

  53. Mark w Lowry says:

    Squinted and saw it first, Now I can not see anything but the Lion. this is driving me crazy, That lion will be burned on my brain for months. it is like saying don’t think about an Elephant, That is all you think about, this is wild.

  54. Alex says:

    Found him, I had to step back a bit though…

  55. Andrea says:

    Found just before the page was been completely loaded..

  56. Hypersapien says:

    MOI has been posting some kind of lame illusions lately, but this one is pretty cool.

  57. wendy says:

    It took me a few minutes, but I found him.

  58. annie says:

    I cant see it!

  59. oliver sykes says:

    found him

  60. Connie says:

    Saw him right away!
    Gorgeous!

  61. Peter says:

    Saw it fairly easily by squinting when I looked at it.

  62. sanitycure says:

    what lion?

  63. DBergy65 says:

    found him. squint and ignore color.

  64. NeeL says:

    Nice one! I saw it on Facebook, but I couldn’t find it. Of course with the animal theme I had a good idea what to look for, but I couldn’t see it.

    Then I open my iGoogle, see the picture in the small widget and poof! There he was, laying like a boss. I mean king.

  65. Glenn says:

    I helps if the picture is small. Spotted it right away (as with Hadsil) but lost it when I enlarge the picture.

  66. Diane says:

    only saw it in my igoogle .

  67. Dave Swan says:

    Helps if you move back or squint a bit.

  68. Psyduck says:

    Do not look for Elvis!

  69. Orack Bobama says:

    Found him before Brandon did.

  70. JFolkes says:

    Found it. Took awhile but was worth it.

  71. John says:

    Very easy 4 me to spot, saw him the moment I saw the pic.

  72. willie says:

    I saw it before I read it!

  73. kova says:

    too obvious

  74. ida says:

    Wow, this one was really cool!

  75. CorralesID says:

    thats what i call real camo!!

  76. george says:

    found him ! and a sleeping gorilla too!

  77. Beverly says:

    Must B the lion. King of the forest!!!!!

  78. kiwicod says:

    I can see his tail and hindquarters, also his face, but confused by his mane merging with another head !!

  79. choy says:

    saw it in about 3 secs

    • Awesome says:

      I can see it is at the top right side shut up vurdlak about us not posting answer ontop so ha I ruined ur day hahahaha

  80. Lee says:

    this is pretty cool. I hope i don;t give anything away, but I noticed the head first, and a few seconds later I saw that there was actually a lot more than just the head.

  81. Sharon says:

    I found him fairly quickly also. I love these illusions!

  82. Katie says:

    Saw it the second I looked. :P

  83. katie says:

    I can’t quite piece this one together…
    Maybye I am trying to hard.
    I think the flamingos might be an eye.
    I also realised something odd,
    the stream in the giraffe photo continues as mud and turns into a stream in the photo next to it.
    YES,THIRD COMMENT! :3

    Yes,THIRD COMMENT!

  84. Pato says:

    Flamingos!!!

  85. onyxbutterfly says:

    Saw it innediately. Clever though.

  86. usk15 says:

    :)
    very nice one !

    • antonia says:

      hi i can see the tail and a leg and its face i fink that it is a lion<3 but i am 10 ind if you get it please tell me XD

  87. Cycloptic Canary says:

    i saw him from the desktop gadget XD

  88. quack yup quack says:

    cool i found it pretty easy

  89. Pithvi says:

    I is found the Kings of the picture. ;-)

  90. shhhhhhh says:

    awww were is it?? :(

  91. Amy says:

    the face stuck out like a sore thumb:P took longer to see it all.

  92. Bacco says:

    Saw it before turning on the computer.
    no, it took a minute. Beautiful illusion!

  93. Hitendrasinh says:

    see in the windows gadget

  94. Ashley says:

    found it easier in the smaller pic than the larger one

  95. Howard Brazee says:

    Never found him.

  96. Jessica Striker says:

    Yes I found the King. Kind of hard to miss him, it was the first thing I noticed. It was only on closer examination did I realize what I was seeing was an optical illusion.

  97. blob says:

    WHERE IS IT? Cannot find it at all? any sort of clue at all..?

  98. spelling corrector says:

    yay i found it

  99. greekfire says:

    found it

  100. hans says:

    yeah, really quick find.

  101. Confuzzle says:

    Where is it?

  102. Chris says:

    this one took me a while! But to be fair, I was looking for Elvis!

  103. Denise says:

    Saw it immediately.

  104. Renee says:

    found it right away!

  105. Anonymous says:

    I don’t really get it… but I think I see some sort of a shape?

  106. Mary says:

    Saw it straight away but didn’t realise it as I was looking for a different King, At least – I assume I am seeing the right one.

  107. lena says:

    lovely lion

  108. Robauz says:

    quite nice esp how it involves all the individual pictures

  109. Herman says:

    in the small window of the gadget you see in immedialtely.

  110. buffy says:

    easy to see if you don’t enlarge the picture

  111. rabbit says:

    can’t work it out!

  112. Ken says:

    4.5 seconds…haha

  113. Holly says:

    Cant see him! some1 tell me where he is!!

  114. kisa says:

    This picture is so small in the app…
    I still found him in about 2 seconds.

  115. erin8ball says:

    That was easy.

  116. edy says:

    Saw it pretty quick. Love optical illusions

  117. ebbhyen says:

    I’m sorry. I really wish it had taken longer, but like hadsil, I saw it instantly. I think it was the flamingos. Color wise, they seem a little out of place and once your eye focus is on them, well. . . it just kinda happens.

  118. cj says:

    cant find help me please

  119. Annie says:

    Who changed my reply? I didn’t say that I couldn’t see it. How annoying. There was nothing objectionable in what I said.

    I saw it at once, which was gratifying; it is an easy one to see but it’s a very clever painting.

  120. jr says:

    Saw it before I knew I had to search for it.

  121. Neo says:

    Good, clever fun!

  122. minecaricature says:

    I did see it fairly quickly, but I wouldn’t have if I hadn’t been prompted!

  123. Nicole says:

    Wow, that is cool. I had an idea but could not see it at first. When I squinted suddenly there he was.

    Wonderful illusion 5 stars!

  124. chloe says:

    i found it yay!!!!!!

  125. hockeyplayah says:

    It took me forever but i finally found it. HINT: LOOK AT THE BOTTOM LEFT PHOTO AND WORK YOUR WAY UP!

  126. Owen says:

    For those who can’t find it, click the picture and look at the small pic under it n the gallery. ( btw, it’s a @!?$ ) sorry. i am not allowed to tell. But, a small pic is better. try standing way back or using my previous trick

  127. Demonking says:

    The monkey held him at the top of the mountain infront of every anime

  128. Demonking says:

    The monkey help him up infront of everyone

  129. spilltojill says:

    omg – so hard for me. i found it in the tiny thumbnail on the link page (click the pic) but hard to find the lion in the big pic. my eyes hurt.

  130. Ron says:

    Nicely done, once you see it you can’t un-see it. I also found it in the thumbnail.

  131. FLASH says:

    so CUTE.SAW IT in a second n i was amazed.now i cnt stop looking at it

  132. MasterSpyro001 says:

    IF NOONE KNOWS YET KING MEANS LION!!! and i found him in 2 seconds, no joke. seriously

  133. superboy123 says:

    I just Saw my king lion on flamingos picture!

  134. Brian says:

    Trippy dude

  135. Nafi says:

    That’s sooo cool

  136. Harper says:

    Ok, at first I was looking for a LITERAL king! LMBOO But when I looked down at the dude fishing, I was like OH HECKY NAW!! LOL

  137. black says:

    looks like a lion there… with flamingo as the face… this is a very cool optical illusion…

  138. Rolf says:

    It is easier to see him in the big picture if you try to focus your eyes a little bit behind the picture.

  139. bianca says:

    I made the photo smaller then only i found the King… thanks

  140. Neds9kelly says:

    I can the face AND the back

  141. emily says:

    found it. it was hard to find the head i mean i found it but it was hard to see it as it was supposed to be.

  142. Rina says:

    Look at the lion and flamingos at the top right corner. Took me ten mins to find. Also make the image smaller. That will make you find the king.

  143. J says:

    Found it!:)

  144. Zedetta says:

    i saw it on the preview one :| much easier to see if you step away from the computer/make it smaller.

  145. Anonymous Girl says:

    I can see a penguin’s head but that’s it really

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