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By on March 17, 2011, with 32 Comments

Tomato Kosir and Wolfgang Gosch used the famous optical illusion by Akiyoshi Kitaoka , and combined it with Galileo Galilei’s saying “Eppur si muove” (and yet it does turn). The finished product was then used as a presentation poster for the 9th Festival of Slovenian Film. I believe most of you have already stumbled upon Rotating Snakes illusion in one way or another, yet I couldn’t resist posting this high res photo showing the effect in its full glory!

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  • ZL123

    Top illusion!

  • Valerie

    You can show this as many times as you like, when an illusion is good…it’s good!

  • Cyphis

    They are all spinning! Stop the spinning omggg!!!

  • fossda

    how is it different to any other rotating snakes illusion?

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

    I am dropping you from my web page. It used to be fun I looked forward to it every day, but there is to much grief now; I just can’t be bothered…………..:(

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

      If there is good reason, let me know, please, then I’ll put it back………..

    • this guy

      your a terd!!! realy how much crap could you be getting out of the 10 people that visit your site, most of them is by accident! get a life and stop harrassing others!

  • joseph ts.

    This is a very neat illusion! I like it a lot!

  • jj97

    duuuuude, thats super trippy…I LOVE IT!!!XD

  • Thomas

    Wow, Can’t believe I’m the first to post a response. I have seen this illusion many times before, but never with much apparent movement. It really does look like they’re going in circles. Amazing that the brain can create motion ot of a series if colors arranged in certain ways.

  • Ron Calhoun

    One of my favorite optical illusions.

  • Grace

    Something odd: I was listening to a song and the snakes turned to the tune!

  • subba

    as u see amazing but starts spining ur mind

  • lynn

    The picture are not moving. It’s just the background of the picture that control the light from dark to light that make picture to move.

  • Raghu

    Gr8 work!
    I dont know who started these illusions but they provide me some sort of joy when i look at them

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  • http://gujjumakesmemad.blogspot.com GuJJu Freak

    stop spinning it man, i can’t watch it. :P

  • atul

    nice illusions.

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  • joy

    great creation!

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  • guduru narasimha rao

    this is a great illusion i like it

  • guduru narasimha rao

    there are two ZEBRAS of mirror illusions

  • Juggernaut Error

    With these illusions its best to look then look slightly away. you get a better effect.

  • Zeb

    I did not see much spinning, not much more than normal.

  • aya wael

    i felt it running

  • chandu

    wow………………..it’s amazing

  • froggy

    Snakes don’t run.

    Besides that, it’s a great illusion!