John Van Straalen’s Purple Mountains Majesty

Julia King from England, UK submitted this spot the object illusion. You should try and see how many hidden animals can you find. Basically it’s really similar to our previous Hidden Eagles illusion. If this isn’t enough, you should also check: Horse’s Head, Mountain Heads, Machu Picchu, Many Faces, More Faces and much, much more in spot the object category.

Here’s what Julia wrote about her submission: “Firstly, just wanted to say – wicked site!! I love looking at optical illusions, as unobservant as I am :) Thought I’d submit an illusion I found, it’s pretty cool! See how many animals you can see in the mountain. I think I have 6, but that’s probably not a comprehensive list!! Bear, Eagle, 2 Goats, Puma, Wolf… The painting is called Purple Mountains Majesty and the artist is John Van Straalen. Hope you like it!”

84 Replies to “John Van Straalen’s Purple Mountains Majesty”

  1. i see 7. i am 100% sure on 6 though. i found all the animals that julia found in the intro. im not a sure the one i see is actually an animal. there is a wolf all the way on the right, thats the one people are missing, i beleive, great pic though, i love this site!

  2. Very cool! It’s hard to tell what some of them are, but I see quite a few animals (not just in the mountain), including: a bear, 2 eagles (one obvious, one hidden), 2 goats, a puma-like thing, an owl head, a wolf, an alligator (or crocodile?), a bobcat, and a fish-like thingy.

  3. goat, bear, wolf, coyote, eagle, antelope(or that might be another goat), … uhh.. I can’t see anything else in the mountains…

    does that bit of green look like a snake? or is that just my imagination?

  4. I think I see 8

    lower 1/3 of snow – left to right–bird chick, goat, bear,hawk

    middle 1/3 of snow – left to right – goat, flying eagle, wolf, bear.

  5. i see a wolf,an eagle(in the mountain not over the lake),a goat,a ram,a mountain lion i think it is,and a bear.thats really cool…i just thought i might add that!

  6. why are all comments delayed? people think they are first whern their second. Anyway, about the illiusion. I see 6 for sure, and mabye 7.

  7. that was pretty easy.
    I see a ram, an eagle, a bear, a bobcat, a dog, a dophin, a horse, and some other things i dont know the names of.

  8. it looks like there is a human face toward the top of the mountain, like a mask, or its a dogs head… it looks a little like both… this is an AMAZING painting!!

  9. I see a bear, an eagle, another eagle (the obvious one) a horse, a fox, a goat, a ram (I think that is what that is) A mountain lion or something, and that is it

  10. I see two fairly discrete rows, with (in no particular order) a bighorn sheep, wolf, eagle, and some kind of cat in the top row, and in the bottom row a bear, goat, and three I can’t figure out what they are. One kinda looks like a fox, one kinda looks like another goat in profile, and the other one would look like a cat if it didn’t have something sticking straight forward out of its forehead.

  11. I think I have seen 9

    Lower 1/3 of snow — left to right — bird chick, goat, bear, hawk, lizard,
    middle 1/3 – goat, eagle, wolf, bear.

  12. lower 1/3 of snow, left to right — bird chick, goat, bear, hawk, lizard
    middle 1/3 snow, seft to right — goat, eagle, wolf, bear…

  13. Why hasn’t anyone noticed the big eagle above the lake in the foreground. Everyone is talking about the ones on the mountain but forgets the obvious.

  14. Top left to bottom right
    Big Horn Sheep, Cow, eagle, wolf
    Antelope, Bear, cougar
    I sure am glad someone else saw the cow, reading the comments, I started to think I was the only one



  16. wow this is awesome! i can see a…
    croc i think in the grass a goat a bear a wolf a ram a eagle like wo water a dowgy an summit else i cant make out XD

  17. it just me or is there a rabbit in the trees just above the eagles wing?? and that clump of grass next to the eagle kinda looks like a crocodile??

  18. looking at the wolf follow the underside and you will see a little rat like thing sleeping.
    look at the eye of the wolf and you will see a tail for a rabbit leaping off the mountain or you could make it a chipmunk. the nose of the wolf is a leg of another animal kinda biting into the back of the rabbit.
    the rams horn is the underside of the antelope chin
    down in the left corner and you see a small tiger creeping forward it’s paw is touching a tree making a bird flying
    can you see something biting the ear of the bear?
    look at it long enough and you can see a whole bunch of things

  19. A ram, a goat, a bear, a wolf, a cougar, and an eagle…I saw them all at first glance. But, I swear there’s a rat or some kind of small rodent in there under the wolf. I can’t tell…

  20. ive seen everything every1 else has seen but im pretty sure i c a tortoise bottom right of picture in the water what do u reckon?

  21. an owl to the left of the 2 goats.
    3 eagles: one is obvious, one is flying facing the goat and a bit above the bear, one standing big eagle (the peak of the mountain is its shoulder, and it’s facing left)

    great picture.

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