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By on May 5, 2010, with 103 Comments

Visitor of ours sent me this relaxing photo of a beautiful Hacienda. However, there is one (obviously hidden) thing in it. You’ll have no problem spotting it. How long did it take? A second or two seconds maybe? Even more?? If you don’t spot this one immediately, you can’t consider yourself an optical illusion expert :D I don’t know if this thing was made for fun, or the poster was actually used as an advertisement for this product (check the link only after you’ve spot the hidden object). The style author used, greatly reminds me of the Digital Swimming Pool illusion.

palm-tree camel optical illusion

  • Jacques

    this is cool. It took me 10 seconds

  • Jeega

    the same for me ;)

  • Sylvia Lufriu

    The camel is very gracefully rendered

  • http://dannylam.net Danny

    Haha, I can’t see it xD .. damn ..

  • Lizzie

    Awesome! I saw it automatically :D

  • http://flavors.me/deniroe deni

    what is it ? what is it?

  • http://flavors.me/deniroe deni

    ahaa! got it! took me 2 minutes hahaha. cool

  • Kered

    I couldn’t see it until I knew what the product was. Curse my eyes!

  • Memeee

    Look at the Picture when it is smaller, than it is obvious

  • Ed

    Can someone please tell me what is the illusion here? It is just a pool with beautiful grass, sky and villa.

  • Ed

    Never mind, I think I found it. It’s the invisible man who jumped into the pool which explains the splash.

  • Dawna

    I am an office manager at a for a tobacco wholesale. Maybe, that’s why I noticed it just as I looked at the picture. It’s is obviously an advertisement for Camel cigarettes.

  • lol

    it took me like 3 secs

  • kevin

    20min later, I have no idea waht it is. please post the solution.

  • habschick84

    yeah took me a few seconds too. For those who can’t see it, stand back and look at the center trees =)

  • BLAH

    Where is it ? I dont get it ?

  • Care Bear

    I haven’t seen a dromedary since I quite smoking.

  • Jilly

    lovely………and relaxing :D

  • lecaros

    very good one. For those who can’t see it. Just change to another window and then come back after couple minutes/seconds…

  • tinkerer

    I saw it right away!

  • Justice193

    saw it instantly, pretty cool illusion that’s really easy to switch back and forth between what you see depending on where you look :)

  • Hannah

    I think its an ad for camel, seen lots like that with fire in the shape of one and stuff, cool though :D


  • http://hitormiss.yolasite.com/hit-or-miss.php Trixie

    I didn’t see it initially either – the name of the image is a dead give-away though. ;)

  • kia

    I would love to have that picture on my wall :D

  • Calvaire1

    took me like 1 sec

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Barrett/100000548389444 Patrick Barrett

    ?? is ti supposed to be easy, u say if not see not expert but ive been a follwer for over a year!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Barrett/100000548389444 Patrick Barrett

    woops it a camel!

  • Narnia

    lol i couldnt see it! i just saw bendy trees! haha clever!

  • Frank

    Hint: click on the picture and look at its thumbnail instead. Or walk away from the screen :)

  • Michael Hughes

    The tag gave it away.

  • Mary

    hint: look at the angled trees and what shape it makes

  • ali

    About a half a second :)

  • Blair

    Yeah, it was right there, but I still like it, nice one!

  • t00tall10169

    seen it insantly

  • jojo

    Not even a 1 sec for me….i saw the camel in the tiny windows aplication…i was like…ok a cammel on the grass…but then went check the big version and found it cool that it was made of trees…nice one..theres nothing there really, just trees but somehow we see the legs the head and body of a cammel…i like it, thanks for posted!!

  • Phillip

    i saw it instantly, but i thought it was a flamingo LOL

  • http://plmethvin.deviantart.com/ Ms.Observant

    all i sees a llama

  • Dr. Chos

    Hehehe, I’m not an expert lol!

  • Teh Chrisizard

    It was actually the first thing I noticed.

  • jenny

    i dont either…

  • emma is a whore

    i cant see it ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jen-Steffen/619055478 Jen Steffen

    You threw me off with the digital swimming pool reference. I kept looking at the diving board. lol. But yeah, I saw the camel right away.

  • Rick Haviland

    Took a couple of seconds, but it’s really kind of neat. I like it. Yes indeed, yes indeed.

  • unknownperson

    cool, took me 5 seconds ;D

  • http://www.moillusions.com/ maahsgirl

    It took me like one minute… I thought it was in the water, but after I saw it I couldn’t of missed it!!!!!

  • peace-angel

    Too easy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chen-Lin/100000129060931 Chen Lin


  • CC

    its a camel!… thing

  • mike

    wtf is it???? and how come im second to comment??

    • happydoodle

      look a the palm trees in the back. theyre all together so the green part looks like a camel

  • galloots

    is it a camel in the trees?
    i couldn’t find it for 5 min…

    • noname

      i can found it when i found it on spot the object category :)

  • Shayna

    is it the splash in the swimming pool?

  • Jake Karpinski

    Aaagh!! I can’t see it! LOL.

  • Fred

    This is very creative photography. At first I thought it was shopped but I found no obvious evidence in a quick zoom. If altered, it was done skillfully. This appears to be an example of why I have always contended that photography is an excellent, if not perhaps difficult medium in which to portray illusion. It takes a creative mind and a sharp eye to recognize potential illusory effects in any particular view. In this example the effect is visible from one perspective. In order to capture the image, one would need to be close to the exact location to the subject to see it or be able to recognize the potential from any other angle.
    Thumbs up.

  • Jake Karpinski

    I see it now

  • http://www.moillusions.com/2010/05/viva-la-hacienda-illusion.html Dolphin

    I saw it as soon as I looked at it.Very nice.I like it

  • mikayla

    whoa! thats pretty cool! it only took me 6 seconds to find it and my mom did not see it at all until i pointed to it! =) awesome!!!

    p.s by the way my mom said that she was not good at optical illusions after this one. hahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahgahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahhahahhahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!=o

  • Ryan

    I don’t see anything at all o_O??

  • suri

    A decent photoshop job. Palm trees normally bend towards the general wind direction in the area and dont grow in all directions. Though direction can be manipulated with the way the tree is planted cant do so with the height. The shadows look a bit awkward with tall and short trees with the same length of shadow

  • Tristan

    just above the pool is an airplane, made out of the steps and beach chairs

  • Nikolai Scheel

    i had to zoom out the page then i got it immediatly

  • tb20

    I don’t see it:-( what is it?

  • Nizati

    I looked at the mini version from my gadget and wondered what an optical illusion had to do with a green camel :P hehe.

  • Dolphin

    I saw it as soon as I looked at it.Very nice.I like it.

    • ScottA

      Why is the Camel tied to a baby dinosaur that’s lying down in the grass?

  • N

    im a bit dissapointed that its not an Illusion of the day anymore its like Illusion of the couple of days! make 1 a day vurd, its not that hard….

  • funny

    cool i saw it right away lol

  • http://www.frankzweegers-art.nl/ Frank Zweegers

    Oh, I saw it right away but had to think for few seconds to check if what is see is correct :) Great work !

  • Archana Suresh

    Very nice…

  • servilan42

    One really obvious illusion and I found one not so obvious. Pretty cool.

  • Kamil Nowak

    At First I thought The pool was a 2d painting on the ground. Then I thought, ‘Isn’t it a little weird having palm trees growing in grass? Then I looked at the Thumbnail image and I saw the SPOILER ALERT

  • Nora

    help! i own i’m not an expert! where/what is it?

  • Nora

    oh. it’s a camel. got it.

  • chris

    i didn’t see it at first.
    2 tell the truth, i logged off the site, because i thought it was that illusion where that guy jumps out of that empty room & screams

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jake-ONeill/100000110701193 Jake O’Neill

    lol that looks funny

  • http://www.thebadbreathreport.com Bad Breath

    A camel! :-) Although the picture itself isn’t very “real” looking!

  • NeeL

    I’ve spotted the illusion! That explosion on the rooftops on the right looks like a cloud in the background!

    It’s even fun to come here and look at the obvious illusions. :)

  • ky

    the only reason i found it was because i scrooled ovr the photo nd it said palm-tree camel.

  • Jilly

    people, you blind???….xD it’s a camel…haha

  • http://terra-wah.deviantart.com/ Terra

    Jeez, I knew there was something up with the trees, but I couldn’t figure out what it was!

    That was a good one!

  • ali

    That’s weird, I commented before but it didn’t show up. It took me about half a second to see the camel… although then I wondered if that wasn’t the illusion because it was so obvious. Clicking the other links in the main post that were all camel-themed though made me quite sure that’s all there was to this one.

  • derrick

    the trees form a camel in the middle. the leaves are the camels body and the trunks are the legs

  • servilan42

    Am I the only one that sees the “man” in the pool? Just past the end of what looks like a diving board, there is a splash in the water. If you look in the middle of the splash, there is what appears to be a transparent image of a man from the shoulders up. Or am I hallucinating?

    • Cree

      I think so. haha…. or a dolphin??

    • Anonymous

      Do you 2 not realise the camel the trees make in the background? :l

  • LOLZ


  • DaEgg

    NeeL? WTF? Explosion? WTF? It looks like a cloud cause it is a cloud. WTF?? And sevilan42, I think you ARE hallucinating. XD

  • Erik

    It took me aprox. 0.35 seconds to see the camel.

  • wtf

    wtf i cant see a fffin’ thing

  • starle


    I agree with you, man. i hate that thing and i feel like i gotta check *everything* to make sure thats not gonna happen. but vurdlak already posted it as the scariest optical illusion ever.

    the camel is nice. i had to look at the comments *and* the product link before i saw it. but i *thought* i saw something in the pool. it kinda looks faded, like a watermark or something. *shrug*

    • http://www.moillusions.com/ youdontknowmyname

      sames. since i saw the scariest illusion ever i have to hold my eyes shut when i press the random illusion button and look at the comments first. anyone else or am i a wimp?

  • Patrick

    This was used as an ad in the Frankfort airport

  • erica

    got it right away.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carlo-Miguel-Delos-Angeles/100000740350035 Carlo Miguel Delos Angeles

    its a camel

  • Ryanna

    the trees make the shape of a camel


  • klarissa

    it was the first thing i saw in the pic.

  • cheychey

    omg. i glanced att it and thought it was a camel, at first. assoon as i saw it..

  • Edd

    Am I the only one who saw a penis?

  • http://www.fusiondub.com fusiondub

    duh! I saw the camel from the thumbnail. lol. that’s why I click the image to enlarge. :))

  • random guy

    i saw a boat in the water

  • fakie540ollie

    The first thing I saw is the third tree from the left has a fork in it’s shadow, what’s that about?

  • craig

    this is way cool ’cause the camels aren’t the illusion at all…. there are faces in the pool but i cant make the whole thing out….is this in 3D??? wish i had some glasses. oh yea, the shadow on the left side… of the edge of the pool… of what appears at first glance to be water splashed is a clue as to something there. HELP ME