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By on October 4, 2006, with 140 Comments

Tony Ward mailed me this interesting illusion. First time I saw it, I tought to myself: “Right, another count the horses illusion – nothing new”! But what struck me was next email Tony sent to me. There is actually something hidden in picture itself. Can you see it? I didn’t until Tony priovided outlined picture solution. Open the image full size and try locating the illusion (it isn’t the birds!)

This is what Tony Ward sent in his first email: “This one I’ll always love, not just because its a beautiful piece of art,but because I had thought for a long time that it was catagorised as an optical illusion simply due to the way the horses fade into the picture one side and fade out, changing into a flock of birds, the other side…. Then, one day I saw it, the hidden illusion, and it blew me away….”

There were few very simmilar illusions posted in the past here.


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  • NotTellingYou

    Oh, I see. Yeah, That’s really cool. It took me a moment, but i saw it. Nice post.
    Ps. If you can’t see what’s hidden, it’s in the middle of the picture.

  • lazy me

    OOO I think i see it! My friend would love this pucture!

  • Michelle

    I see an …

    *edited by Vurdlak: “don’t tell and spoil other’s fun :) *

  • Lizzi

    Where is it? The horses look really cool, but I can’t find any illusion, although it looks like there ought to be something in the middle there. Help!

  • yanna

    i dont see it

  • mr.anonymous

    Dx i dun see’s it!

  • payam

    can someone tell me wat the illusion is, plz

  • swimmers are so much better

    ummmm…nice horses…but what is the middle supposed to be exactly…all i se is a dark brown blob….

  • adam

    is it that the middle looks like a horse?

  • me

    omg that’s so cool! and it fits in with the whole theme, like, i mean, horses running wild or whatever…..very………Geronimish.

  • bowlero

    i can see a horse running upright like a person???

  • somebody

    Its a face! so cool!

  • bowlero

    i see a giraffe

  • Newlanater

    Is it a horse in a flying saucer or what?

  • weird

    All I see is a horse in the center painted onto multiple horses…:/

  • First Timmer

    Awesome graphic!
    For those who cant see it…
    Can you see The King of the Jungle?

  • Thomas

    WOW!!!
    I see it…

  • blaank

    i dont get it!!!!! someone tell me quick!

  • CarLOST

    Hi!

    OK, im not to good for this kind of things, but,…. the ilusion is the face of a man in de middle of the image?? … its the only thing i can see … is this right?

  • chuface

    lion

  • kdawghomie

    Looks to me like a chick hatching out of an egg… if that helps anyone. Very good illusion.

    That horse’s head in the middle is the chicks head.

  • yo

    i see a man holding reins, is that right?

  • mrmojorisingi

    can you give a link to the outline?

  • First Timmer

    A Tiger…
    Right in the middle…

  • Chicken

    I see a man’s face attached to a horses body.

  • deniseee

    jeez i cant see it! sumbody helpppppp !!

  • Lea

    it’s not just any face, it’s a very specific culturally sterotpyed face.
    (I still think it’s neat)

  • tiny

    I see it! I see it! Cool, cool, I see it!

  • Cara

    It is eye-candy not only ’cause some can c the hidden … (Michelle said not to spoil other’s fun :-) ), but ‘cause it appears people can c what they wanna c and that iiiis an illusion…

  • Chris Davies

    Took me a while but “it” appeared!!!! Good art – keep looking to the right of centre, facing right…no more help!

  • Andrew

    There is a profile of a lion’s head in the middle, pretty cool. He is looking right by the way – if that helps

  • Armours

    It’s definitely a man – looks like a Native American.

  • schmack

    i saw an image of a man…this is cool!

  • Blim

    Its a mans face wearing glasses!!! facing the right-side of the picture

  • Leendert

    The only thing I see is something that looks like a lion, but i am not sure and dont think that is the right thing to see. Some help would be nice!

  • Snookums

    Indian man’s face in the middle.

  • BenJeremy

    ::sigh::: It’s a native American, which makes a lot of sense. (moreso than a tiger or lion).

    Cool pic.

  • Anonym

    This is not funny anymore without knowing what do we have to see. Someone please spoil the illusion but tell us what it is!!! I don’t understand why is it sooo amazing!!! Or at least put a link to the outline, so we can decide wether to see it or not!

    PLZ!!!!

  • lars

    Too small but I see it. Nice

  • Name

    it’s the face of a native american, for anyone who’s asking. his face is made up of the reddish spots on the horses. try to unadjust your eyes to see it. he is in profile looking right, and his nose is a white space. i hope it helps.

  • NotTellingYou

    Huh? A person’s face? A lion? Oh well i geuess i see it a little differently (correct spelling?). Anyway,I see a horse’s head, I think. It’s in the center. The ear and mane is accually the manes of many horses put together; the body and muzzle are the white patches. I know it’s confusing, but I hope it helps.

  • TJ

    STRANGE BUT TRUE, I SAW THE ILLUSION INSTANTLY IN FACT, I HAVE A HARD TIME FOCUSING ON THE REST OF THE PICTURE. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT EVER REALLY HAPPENED TO ME. I NEVER CAN FIND THE HIDDEN STUFF

  • ClintJCL

    The way the comments are numbered is an illusion, hehe. “-3″ ?!

  • SAM

    You can see horses, birds, native american, a eagle/phoenix (or whatever) but, come on: no lions or tigers!!!

  • NerdOnline

    I guess, the illusion is with the birds that are coming out of Horses. Hope I hit the right spot. Good one for keeping as a portrait in Hall with title ‘UNBRIDLED’.

  • See it (4 all u struggling)

    its a red indian who looks a bit like a lion. look at the tallest horse – thats his hair. then the white patch slightly below and to the right – thats the face. focus on the middle between the highest horse head and lowest foot. hope that helps

  • ANSWERMAStER

    omg face of a man bahhhhh right in the middle facing right…

    mauahaha ruined it!

  • Mystic

    It’s obviously an indians head in the middle. I would be curious to see an outline of the lion people are seeing. ;)

  • Hiro

    I think it is Gustav Mahler’s face in the middle.
    I think native american would not wear a glasses….

  • Lazy Me

    When I first saw this I thought it was a lion but I looked closer and realized that it was the face of a man, and definitly a Native American. I think it’s beautiful! His hair is flowing back(that’s why I thought it was a lion because it looked like a mane).

  • Zoe

    Omg, I opened it up and saw it after just a few seconds, Im really proud of myself! It’s a great illusion and i think it is a great idea. It may seem abit wierd but i have trouble seeing the horses!!! Loving it, more like this please

  • Francisco J

    I guess it is more difficult to find the illusion for analytic people. Don’t focus, try to overview the whole thing. If somebody gives up tell him where is the mouth, I think it is a certain clue.This is one of the best illusions I’ve found in this site.

  • HottShot

    I see it – It’s a face of an American Indian – Pretty cool !!

  • noonteen

    its a bird!

  • alcstarheel

    Here’s where I see a lion…http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/7520/windwingqq7.jpg

    I guess it could be an American Indian, but it seems more like a nonhuman-shaped head to me.

  • chick

    Usually I’m pretty good w/ this stuff but I couldn’t see it until I came back to the pic and read some explanations. Thanks everyone! Very cool idea.

  • Tony

    LOL
    As I said in the original quote, it was a while before I saw it……..a few of you have got it spot on…..but it aint a lion……

  • that gut with a macbook

    sweet this i awsome!!!

  • that gut with a macbook

    awsome

  • Zach

    Most of the time it takes me forever to see anything. not this time Indian face, side view looking right. its in the center. I can make out the face more than I can tell there are horses.

  • bobby

    I saw the face of an indian right away. Don’t know where the lion and other things are coming from. Didn’t see anything else.

  • Thomas

    I might sound like a complete idiot, but all i can see are spots..

  • Hotshott

    Guys: It’s not a Lion… it is a face of an AMERICAN INDIAN!!!

  • GUESS WHO

    just kinda refoucus your eyes a little in the middle of the image. it just kind of pops our at you

  • cest moi

    never been more amazed by an illusion painting…at first i saw the entire picture to be some sort of bird with its wings spread and flying towards the screen…but looking in the middle my jaw dropped. =O

  • Corry

    Yeah thats really cool i had to squint just to see it cool native american guy.

  • Red.

    Ohh! I see it, took me a while before i started focusing on the details of the white bits, rather than the spots.

  • Bluzrooster

    This is the art of Bev Doolittle, she is my fave illusion artist!

  • Caz

    If I look really close, i can see the wolf from little red riding hood..

  • Anonymous

    YOU SEE A NATIVE AMERICAN IS THE MIDDLE WHERE WHERE ALL THE BROWN IS!!! THE FACE IS IN THE CENTER!!! IT LOOKS LIKE A “C” AT FIRSY BUT IT WIN BEGIN TO DEVELOP!!! IT’S AMAZING!!!

  • Anonymous

    please give me a hint…I don’t get it…please…and not just it’s in the middle of the pic

  • Anonymous

    I see some horsies and then some giraffes with smudge…and then birdies =)

  • Matt

    **********SPOILER WARNING************
    *************************************
    The face is looking to your right (his left) and the top of its head is the highest peak of the brown in the middle.

  • ree

    oh its so pretty…

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone know who made this piece of artwork?

  • Anonymous

    I SEES AN INJUN !

  • kathy

    YUR LYIN IF YOU SEES A LION
    I DONT SEE A FREAKIN LION
    JUST AN INJUN !

  • Anonymous

    It is called Native American, not injun!

  • Chelsie

    Yeh, I see it. It looks like there’s a face in the middle. He looks like an Indian Cheif or something…

  • Anonymous

    wow! that is really amazing…my favorite illusion yet!

  • =P

    wow! that’s neat! at first, when i was looking, i saw a dalmation head on the left made up of dots… maybe its just me. then i saw the real illusion in the middle. that is really cool. took me a while though

  • Anonymous

    the secret image looks like the ‘dark mark’ in the harry potter books; a skull with a snake coming out of its mouth.

  • Anonymous

    very easy to the image just look firmly and uou will see. nice image

  • Anonymous

    it took me a while but I see it, the profile of a NATIVE AMERICAN, not “Injun”!

  • Anonymous

    I see lion

  • Dan

    For those who still cannot see it, here is an image of the native american head in a different color so you can spot it easily.

    http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/9656/windwing2zc3.jpg

    • Cool girl

      Thanks but the only thing I don’t get is how that looks like an Indian head. Someone please explain this.

    • Helpful finder

      Thanks !

  • Anonymous

    Hey, I see the man, but, facing left, isn’t there a dog?

  • Anonymous

    wow that took a really long time but now i see it. flippin
    apple’s
    cold
    esoghagus in the middle

  • woody46nc

    This is by famous artist Bev Doolittle. The print can be found at: http://www.artifactsgallery.com/art.asp?!=W&ID=12799

    For an enlarged view: http://www.bnr-art.com/doolitt/windwing.htm

  • Anonymous

    looks lioke a horse

  • Toshi

    holly cow totally love this one cuz i luv horses and luv this site.

  • Anonymous

    i see.. a whole bunch of stuff O.O but im still not sure exactly what it is.. i see faces, and some guy with glasses sleeping … XD i have NO idea what it means… WHAT IS IT!! GRR!!!

  • Anonymous

    Since I noticed the “???” I cannot actually see the horses anymore!
    I keep seeing “???”!

    • Heeeelp meeeee

      Where?

  • Anonymous

    i see a wild boar

  • http://www.youtube.com someone

    they are al horses! I think….

  • http://www.youtube.com someone

    All i mean

  • tO,

    ahahahah thats so mad
    first i saw the horses
    than i saw an egle (the hole shape and its head)
    then i saw the indian took me for ever though !

  • me

    it is to f’in small to see. that is why i enlarged it

  • Hot Stuff

    I saw it. It was a Native American dude head. It was staring at me. I was scared. It’s right in the center of the horses!

  • ALex

    FINALLY! I FINALLY FOUND IT! I have been looking for forever! i mean it, I have had this bookmarked for months I look every week and still haven’t seen it! Then i finally do!

  • UnIcOrN

    NeE-HaA

    • deomie

      I see a Fucking lion in the middle!! u gotta look at the full pic… but i dont see any native american

    • deomie

      lol ok now i see that the lion was the native american

  • Meagan.C:

    Wait.. who is that?

  • Emily

    is it a dinosaur??? Aha(: Cuz thats what i see……

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Janet-L-Peacock-Howard/1425253988 Janet L Peacock Howard

    A Native American Man…Geronimo?

  • annie

    It’s a native american man.

  • Rachel

    its horses turning into a flock of birds, as stated in the fucking text above the picture! READ PEOPLE READ!

    • kooki101

      dude thts pretty obvious tht they turn into birds so ofcourse thts not the hidden image, hense to word HIDDEN

    • Abob

      WHY DON’T U READ THE TEXT???!!!! READ IT ALL, NOT JUST A LINE OR TWO. IT SAYS THATS NOT THE ILLUSION!!

    • Ronnie

      Haha Rachel you’re really dumb. You can’t read!

    • jack bowden

      don’t swear your obviously to young if you cant be bothered reading the text

    • Longview

      Oh my god! Rachel, you are SO EXTREMELY COOL AND HARDCORE; you said the word “fucking”. You are such a rebel. Extremely cool and unique. *inserts sarcasm*

      First of all:
      - Why don’t you read?
      - Isn’t it pretty obvious that they change into birds? The text said there was another HIDDEN illusion.
      - Don’t swear: It makes you seem even more stupid than you already are.

  • Niki

    Ummm, maybe you should re-read it there my friend lols.

  • sarah

    its a rock star :P

  • Cormac

    Wow, I didn’t see it for so long, and I’m normally quite good at this stuff! But I must admit it’s a wonderful picture even without the native American…

  • me

    it’s a face in the middle

  • ohmygosh

    there a horses that change into birds, but as they change, there’s like someone in the middle…

    • maheep

      i spot an eagle

  • noone

    AHA! I see the horses, birds, face…. and SOMETHING ELSE!!! Do you see it? Scary!!

  • Shriya

    What is it? PLEASE TELL ME! I’M DYING TO KNOW!!

    I don’t want to lose sleep over this! LOL

    Cool illusion…thanks:)

  • Grace

    *cough* you meant thought instead of tought.

  • Grace

    *cough* you also meant similar instead of simmaler. Vurdlak, you need spellcheck.

  • Non of your bizzo

    It’s none of the above because I work with a person who makes optical illusions and we looked on this website and founded tha it’s actually a bird riding on a horse. If you look in the middle (the brown part) and zoom in then you will see what it actually is! It’s not a bloody native American or a rockstar! XD

    • Fishsticks

      Totally is a Native American… a side face. =)

  • victoria

    its a lions head !

  • nico

    guys stop all arguing try squinting ur eyes …….. POOF Illussion reveals!

  • horse2

    i still cant see it but i love the artwork. THis really portrays the speed of a horse, as fast as if they are flying across the horizon

  • DJ

    Bev Doolittle art. She has some amazing ones, and most are based on American Indians.

  • Leslie

    The face !!

  • Jacky

    It’s Crazy Horse.

  • owen

    if you cant see it, then enlarge the picture and stare at the middle.the eyes,mouth,hair,are all there,so what is it? look again

  • http://manityfairfc.com Cody

    Beautiful piece but i saw the illusion almost immediatly

  • Damarlo36

    It took me a few minutes, call me slow, lol. But it really snuck up on me. I was scanning my eyes back and forth then BAM! I cried out, “O s$@t!” Lol very cool image

  • BunnyGirl

    Looks like scattered blood on the dang it floor!

    • BunnyGirl

      OMG!!! I change my mind!!!! I squinted and saw a bunch of native American Indians running!!!! Cool! And I should know-we 11 year olds know when something is cool or lame!

  • mirage

    i see the head of a man

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