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By on August 5, 2011, with 29 Comments

Robert T. Gonzalez of io9.com concluded there isn’t a person in this world who doesn’t love tree rings. This in itself should be reason enough to appreciate this beautiful poster created by Gary, Aaron & Khairul (degree°).

But there is much more to it than meets the eye – if look at the poster from up-close you’ll find an entirely new reason to love it! Originally titled Tree of Life, this unique poster aims to highlight the responsibility we have in letting animal species thrive in their natural environment. As authors have said themselves: “We have a choice whether or not to preserve nature and let it grow. Specially designed to assert this crucial message, it forms the basis of social attitudes towards Mother Nature for the many people out there who want to make a difference in our world..”

The lives of animals revolve around their living space, the rainforest. And since animals are not able to speak for themselves, the destruction of their habitat leaves them suffering in silence. 

  • Jeffrey

    I love stuff like this. Subtle yet meaningful illusions that I would love to have on my wall, or in some cases, t-shirts.

    • Jacko77

      Imagine how long that would have taken!

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  • Nisheeth

    One of the best ever uploaded on this site(in my opinion)!!

  • http://BowlingTracker.com James Smith

    Nothing distinguishable for me..

  • Brandon

    i kinda dont get it

  • Care Bear

    That’s awesome. That being said, someone has way too much time on his hands.

  • http://gmail.com Andrewpoky

    thats real neat . looks like a real tree trunk from far awway\

  • Brian

    Awesome! Would love a hi-res picture of it.

  • roger richmond

    Where can this beautiful poster be purchased?
    Thank you

  • Reez

    I didn’t understand the illusion at all! Care to explain?

    • eee efff geee

      The animals make a tree stump >.<

  • Kairho

    I like the poster but where is an illusion?

  • eee efff geee

    there’s no way

  • Padma

    That is really cool.

  • MD

    Is Man included?
    Discussion is always half silent, as one thinks of what’s discussed…(moillusions rox!)

    Those ones are not, however, silent.
    For each one breathing has an accent…

    Do you, nestled in the comfort of the masses,
    have ‘A’ (singular) Life?
    If not, might be the truth that people have yet to begin, not advanced… but still oblivious

  • Turdburglar

    I wish there was a bigger res version of this, it looks very well made :)

  • Jennifer

    I find this one very cool, I love animals

  • kelly

    I see it!! This is so cool :D

  • Valerie

    Sorry not getting it! I have no clue what I am supposed to be looking for.

  • This guy

    It was difficult because you didn’t mention anything about the illusion itself, but now I get it! Just great, I would love to have this poster hanging from my wall.

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  • Jess

    OH i didnt getit at first but i took a closer look at the close up picture of the trunk, for those who dont understand, the lines are made up of animals! amazing!

  • illusion lover

    i love animals and i love this illusion

  • FreD

    Can’t get it either.
    Please give a clue !

    • RJM_639

      Look closely at the rings of the tree stump. Are they just lines?

  • Peter

    It looks like you can purchase a print of this here:

  • Josh

    when i first saw this, i thought it was a drawing from sentries ago, but then i saw the full image thinking, wow, that is a huge tree

  • JayEvans

    That’s amazing. I appreciate wildlife