National Leaders Tree Illusion

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?


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109 Replies to “National Leaders Tree Illusion”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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..

  4. 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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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. :)

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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!!!

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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

  15. 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??

  16. 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 ~:!!

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

    1. 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.

  22. 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.
    http://www.accessdots.com/faces.bmp

  23. 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.

  24. THIS IS A EDITED VERSION OF THE ORIGINAL PHOTO. THE ORIGINAL IS MORE ATTRACTIVE. THE PEOPLE VISIBLE IN THE PHOTO ARE THE DIFFERENT LEADERS OF INDIA. SOME ARE POLITICAL, SOME R SCIENTIST, SOME POETS, SOME SOCIAL WORKERS.

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

  26. 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]

  27. 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,,

  28. MOST OF THE FACES THAT I SEE (TEN IN ALL) SEEMS TO BE LEADERS OF INDIA…I SEE INDIRA GANDHI, BHAGAT SINGH, MAHATMA GANDHI, TILAK, NEHRU, AND THE BOTTOM LEFT SIDE SEEMS TO ME TO LOOK LIKE AHMED SHAFIK [FORMER P.M. OF EGYPT]. NOW I KNOW THAT THE EGYPTIAN SEEMS TO GO AGAINST THE GRAIN, NOT BEING FROM INDIA…BUT THAT’S WHO IT LOOKS LIKE TO ME. I COULD NOT RECOGNIZE THE OTHER FOUR. I UNDERSTAND THAT OTHERS SEE ALL 13 FACES BUT I COULD NOT.

  29. 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..

    1. 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.

  30. 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.

    1. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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

  33. 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.

  34. 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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