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I got this interesting spot the object illusion in my mailbox yesterday. It is spot the object illusion, like many others, but really good. Not only do you have to spot all the faces in this tree below, you also have to guess who they represent. Since the image is called “National Leaders Tree“, I believe the faces represent leaders of the big countries like America, Russia, England, Yugoslavia etc. I think that the image is somehow old, since the faces I see in the tree’s branches aren’t really familiar. Our older visitors will have more luck guessing those, and probably teach us. However, maybe I was wrong and I got completely wrong impression of the illusion below. Is that Queen of England or Margaret Thatcher, Churchill, Tito, Stalin, or have I gone bananas? How many faces can you spot?

National Leaders Tree Illusion


109 Responses
  1. art says:

    i found 10. it’s kinda like the baby tree illusion

  2. Sarah says:

    i see 9..but I have no clue who the poeple are…(1st comment-woohoo!)

  3. caroline says:

    Hey, I found 10, I am not “Old”, but some I could reconize.

  4. Anonymous says:

    upper left…Mahatma Gandhi? Stalin below that? I see 8 faces, but don’t recognize many.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Well Gandhi is definitely the one at the very top an the left!

  6. Anonymous says:

    10 but only 3 i recognize

  7. Chakolate says:

    Okay, I think the woman at bottom right is Golda Meir. At the top left is Gandhi. In the middle on the left might be Nehru. The bottom left might be Eisenhower, but if it is, it’s a bad one.

    In the middle of the right looks like Trotsky.

    The others look like Russian leaders to me, but I can never remember which is which.

    Those I can identify make me think this is from the Cold War, say late 50s or early 60s.

  8. Anonymous says:

    10 by my count, and I only recognize Ghandi, Stalin, and that might possibly be Eisenhower down there. I’m young, though, so I’m probably wrong.

  9. Anonymous says:

    i think thats ghandi all the way on top with glasses, but im not sure, cool illusion

  10. Zack says:

    I see 10 too..Ghandi and Stalin are the only ones I can make out though…fun illusion, at first I though it was just the 2 faces at the bottom and wasn’t very impressed..

  11. MatthewC says:

    Found 11… Liked it but the bottom could have been a little less obvious and the left face made more realistic… Or do you get floating branches where the artist lives?

    Thanks Vurdlak :P

  12. Anonymous says:

    I see Mahathma Gandhi,Nehru, Indira and Rajiv Gandhi, Subash Chandra Bose, Rabindranath Tagore and few other Indian leaders

  13. Anonymous says:

    These are all leaders from India – Mahathma Gandhi, Nehru, Indira and Rajiv gandhi, Tagore, Subash Chandra Bose and couple of others who I do not remember the names.

  14. azrdraco says:

    I can’t believe nobody got teddy roosevelt up at the very top!! the very top most branch curves to the left and that’s the back of his head. you can see his little glasses and everything. :)

  15. Anonymous says:

    all of these faces are of indian political leaders… starting a the bottom left – Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi (not Golda Meir), CV Raman, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Jawahar lal Nehru, SC Bose, Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Bhagat Singh and Tatia Tope.

  16. Anonymous says:


  17. Anonymous says:

    What are you guys talking about???
    Those are the founding fathers of the USA, ya know washington, jefferson, adams, franklin, lincoln.

  18. Nathan says:

    theres a woman it cant be the founding FATHERS!! i see 11

  19. .... says:

    i actually saw 11….

  20. Anonymous says:

    All I can find is 10. Where is the 11th?

  21. Anonymous says:

    Ya its the founding fathers!!!
    The woman is Anne Frank (duh)
    Im sure it’s a tree of the founding fathers and no one can disagree!!!

  22. Anonymous says:

    I found 10. But they look like male and female versions of the same person, with a variety of hats!

  23. Anonymous says:

    I see 12

  24. Anonymous says:

    Oh, my head! i can only see the two at the bottom, and the top is random lines! HELP!

  25. Dejan says:

    I saw the bottom two right away, and then I openned it in full size and saw the other eight :)

  26. Anonymous says:

    Bottom right definately Maggie Thatcher, bottom left looks like Neil Kinnock, I see 10.

  27. Vivek Gupta says:

    Please… please… stop guessing…
    These are all Indian Leaders.
    Topmost on the tree is the Father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Just below him on the left is Bal Gangadhar Tilak. Facing Tilak is Rabindranath Tagore. Our first Prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, is just below Tilak, facing towards south-west. Just below Tagore is Subhash Chandra Bose, facing North west. Then there is Bhagat Singh facing just opposite to S.C.Bose, both of them are sharing backside of their head with each other in this pic. Our first President Rajendra Prasad is just below Nehru is facing him. Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy, our third President is facing Bhagat Singh. At the bottom of the picture, the face on the left of the trunk of the tree is of Rajiv Gandhi, our youngest Prime minister, and on the other side is Mrs. Indira Gandhi, our first lady Prime Minister.

  28. Rob says:

    Azrdraco said:”I can’t believe nobody got teddy roosevelt up at the very top!! the very top most branch curves to the left and that’s the back of his head. you can see his little glasses and everything. :)”

    Nobody got Teddy Roosevelt because that’s Gandhi. Do you even know what Roosevelt looked like other that the glasses? Broad face, Squinty eyes, Bushy mustache, not at all like Gandhi.

  29. chick says:

    I see 10, maybe an 11th but I don’t think so. Some faces look familiar but to be honest I really don’t care to know who any of them are!

  30. Anonymous says:

    There are twelve

  31. Anonymous says:

    I see 13
    Dont know who they are, sorry but 4 on the top, 5 in the middle, 4 on the bottom…if i could paste my circled image i would show you

  32. Anonymous says:

    Which one is Mohinder Suresh?

  33. Shauzia says:

    I see (heh-hem), Gandhi, Elizabeth, Diana, Stalin, and for some strage reason, I see Saddam Hussein on the upper left under gandhi. Does anyone else see that??

  34. Anonymous says:

    i see 9 how many r there really..

  35. Anonymous says:

    i see 11 easy puzzle

  36. duh says:

    e-z how could u only c 8

  37. Anonymous says:

    now THATS a familey tree

  38. Maggie <3 says:

    I see 10 o.o

  39. i*is*awesome says:

    u guys its NATIONAL leaders. that means ALL AROUND THE WORLD.??? duh its not ALL indian leaders or ALL american leaders they’re from different parts of the world ~:!!

  40. i*is*awesome says:

    i can only see 7!! WAHHHHHHHH!!!!! :’(

  41. i*is*awesome says:

    wait no now i see 10… o^^o

  42. Anonymous says:

    INTERNATIONAL means all around the world. NATIONAL means all around a country.

  43. Anonymous says:

    They are all Indian leaders and there are eight.

  44. Anonymous says:

    i saw 11…..am i crazy or is there a really smushed face up there too, and if so does that count?

  45. Mango13 says:

    Y’know folks, i think it’s meant to be more kinda representative. A matter of opinion. Some of them might be modelled on certain people, but they all have that generic touch which makes us able to make them into who we want them to be.

  46. William says:

    i found 11 ha suckers

  47. Anonymous says:

    I see 11 too…. not 10

  48. Debolina Mukherjee says:

    Hey ,guys ,just chill. I am an Indian and all of them are Indian nationalist leaders . There are 10 of them. I am giving the more familiar names with the hope that you people would have heard of their names. They are

    Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru ,Netaji Subhash Chandra Basu, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Raja Rammohan Roy etc.

  49. Anonymous says:

    i can see 10 but i can only name 4…gandhi, stalin, looks like nostradamus on the top right and thatcher at the bottom

  50. Baba says:

    debolina mukherjee is right…All are indian leaders. The names are right too. The image was created by an Indian called Saurabh who is a simple illusion artist in India.

  51. Anonymous says:

    I found 11 and the upper left is Gandhi

  52. Anonymous says:

    It’s insane how this tree grew like that..even if it had just one face it would be astounding. But multiple ones..and they are all related in topic..christ almighty.

  53. Anonymous says:

    WOW! I somehow found 18!

    • Abob says:

      How, exactly, do u kno theres 18? There could only b 10, and u show no proof of there being a possibility of 18. Some proof would b nice.

  54. Whatizname says:

    Lots of people say 10. Not fair! I found only 9!

  55. Sarah says:

    I see 7! Where’s the other 3????

  56. Anonymous says:

    there should be 13 of them.
    i found 11.
    anyone knows where we can find the answer?

  57. Anonymous says:

    I see 16.

    I dont care who they are. They cannot be all East Indian because I can spot chinese, arabian, and caucasian faces. (#7 is caucasian, #14 is chinese, #9 is arabian)

    So stop saying they are all East Indian because is not true.

    here is the link with what I spotted out.

    NOTE: # 13, 14, 15, and 16 can only be seen if you zoom up the picture.
    # 15 shows a face upside down while #16 is a face that looks like a sun without its rays to me where the mouth is pointing towards top (north) and not down (south). I might be wrong about #16
    But 15 there are definitely all human faces and THEY ARE NOT INDIAN.

  58. Kashish says:

    i found 10 too…nice illusions

  59. Anonymous says:

    found 11 ………………….coolies

  60. Nicole says:

    10 and i don’t know who they are

  61. cyanide_breathmint says:

    It’s almost too good, all I can see are the faces

  62. runeman153 says:

    talk about a “family” tree :)

  63. Dev says:

    these are all indian leaders,
    starting from the bottom u got Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Nataji Subhas Chandra Bose, Mahatma Gandhi n so on.

  64. Kate The Cat says:

    I see old people… Sorry, i just had to rip off “The Sixth Sense”. >:D

  65. Masud Parves says:


  66. qwertyuiop says:

    i found 10 but i have no idea who they are

  67. angin putih says:

    10 Only

  68. Sadat says:

    this drawing by Shatyajit Roy. and it belongs to indian leaders…

  69. Sane says:

    There are only ten. If you see more, then you’re delusional.

  70. malay says:

    11 indian leaders.

  71. prem says:

    i too found 11 faces

  72. Aurora says:

    There are only 1. I dont know how on earth people are seeing like 18, but there’s 10.

  73. Mini says:

    I need the answers details as to play this as guess the personality

  74. Nisheeth says:

    These are all Indian leaders. There is Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Mahatama Gandhi, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Jawaharlal Nehru,Subhash Chandra Bose and so on

  75. angelique says:

    I could only see 10.Wish I could draw like this.

  76. Bhishma says:

    The tree show the images of 10 Indian ‘National Leaders’
    From left to right and clockwise -
    1) Rajiv Gandhi (Prime Minister)
    2) Dr Rajendra Prasad (President)
    3) Jawaharlal Nehru [PM]
    4) Balgangadhar Tilak (Freedom Fighter)
    5) Mohandas Gandhi [Mahatma - Only real Gandhi]
    6) Gaffar Khan ‘Frontier Gandhi’ [FF from NWFP]
    7) Subhash Chandra Bose [FF]
    8) Bhagat Singh [FF]
    9) Sarvepalli Radha Krishnan [Prez]
    10) Indira Gandhi [PM]

  77. toliveisChrist says:

    I saw 10…this is a cool illusion…I have no idea how you could make 18 faces out of that..haha

  78. Henry Hill says:

    i found 342 faces

    • dominique says:

      i found 10 faces whoo not how many u said i have done this for 9 weeks and found only 10

  79. Subin says:

    yup all indian…
    gandhi…jawaharlal nehru, tilak,…etc

  80. pravinarvin says:

    I found 10!

  81. Alma says:

    Deres lots of facs her but de onli thing in comon I n al is dat dey r old

  82. Carlie says:

    i found 11

  83. Ghe says:

    Normally 10-11… >13 ur brilliant…

    n i just found 11 :(

    but if zoom in,,, u can found another face,, but i doubt about that,,, coz seems like weird,,

  84. pradeep says:

    i found only 10…

  85. Beatrice says:

    I found Hitler O_o

  86. nicool says:

    i found 12

  87. Laura says:

    Its Louis Walsh on the bottom left!

  88. victor says:

    11…only one i recognize is gandhi…

  89. balu says:

    10 faces of great leaders



  91. Just Saying says:

    There are only 10 faces in this.. even the original artist states that. Anyone saying they see more than 10 is lying. Or creating images in their own mind.. sort of how people see faces in speckled patterns on floors, or water stains on walls.. etc, that are not there.

    But, I find most people lie and say they see more than 10 because of that little meme going around listing intellect based on how many faces you see. 11 being on the higher end of smart and 12 + being genius, etc, etc.

    Smart people and geniuses feel no need to prove their intellect..

    • Ang says:

      Lmao! The artist has not givin an answer until tomorrow! Just bc u dont see more, everyone else is lying! U gotta look beyond the obvious! There way more than 10.

  92. Joseph says:

    While the artist may have only intended for 10 faces seeing 11 doesn’t make you wrong or a liar. It’s no different than the person who looks at a cloud and sees a cloud for what it is compare to the person who sees the shape of an animal or entire scene for that matter. Without these unique people with different perceptions we would not have art. I can spot 10 just looking at the well defined images. I don’t believe the artist didn’t intentionally make an 11th because it stands out so distinctly on the left middle section of the tree. Do not focus on the face at the top or bottom of this section, but along the top imagine an old woman whose eye would be where the top mans mustache is and the nose is a bit pointy and a kind but wrinkly face.

    • gaurav says:

      dear all,
      its fine that u can find 100s and thousands of faces,

      but the question is how many national leaders u can find in the pics which is only ten.

  93. Brandon says:

    wow, im obsessed with this. i circle about 10 a page in paint and number them cus there are hundreds , i am always finding more n more, been at it for 3 days and still going . what an illusion , they are al very obvious faces too if you have a good eye.

  94. Brandon says:

    so where is the link where the artist says that , lol because it it quite friggin obvious that there are many many more.. guess some people just dont have eyes

  95. Tom Sawyer says:

    This is a drawing from Harper’s Illustrated from the 1880s, and was supposed to represent British leaders from that time..

    The artist is unknown, and could not be asked who they represented.

  96. Mike Miserocchi says:

    There is a LOT more going on here than just 12 faces. My count is waaaay higher. If you look at the actual bark of the tree, it is made up of some pretty ghoulish faces, gargoyles, goblins, all sorts if creepiness. As far as the date of picture 1880′s I find that hard to

    considering( there are faces of Roosevelt Truman Stalin, TheQueen

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