Lake-o-saurus Illusion in Google Earth


I have just received this submission from associate of mine, and found it pretty interesting. We haven’t had Google Earth illusions lately, so this one comes just in time. As you probably see, this aerial photo of a lake (location: Zagreb, Croatia – 45.78231, 16.024332) greatly resembles a creature of some sort. Gordan recognized a dinosaur figure, while I had more luck spotting an Alien from the same titled SF Movie. What do you see? A dinosaur, alien, alligator or maybe even a dragon? We already had dragon in Google Earth, so you might want to check it out as well! Oh, and those of you who didn’t add Facebook application, “Illusion of The Day”, hurry while it still lasts ;)

Update: Some visitors corrected me, and sent the larger image. If you look at the one posted above (small thumbnail on the left), it looks more like a dino now! There is correct link and co-ordinates in the comments section.

  • andrey

    I see a alien, just like the movie Aliens!

  • lex

    i think it’s like a t-rex! very cool image, i love this site, it’s on my homepage :) keep up the good work!

  • Maggie <3

    Wow…I also see that o.O

  • jkleinrichert

    I see the alien in the water. The whole lake looks like a stomach / GI tract

  • Wendy

    I’m sorry, but all I can see is a cat.

  • Anonymous

    i see nothing……

  • oli

    I see a lake, not more

  • Anonymous

    I see a person. The field on the top-right is the head, the curve in the lake (the most top-right) are the shoulders and the arms, and the legs are a little down-right to the middle. He’s also carrying a bag or something..

  • Anonymous

    I see a very deformed dinossaur… but this illusion is very boring.

  • Rob G

    If you go to and find this spot there is actually more to this illusion than what is being shown here. There is a big long neck on the creature. It really looks a lot more like one of those long necked dinosaurs (I have no idea what they are actually called). Pretty neat though.

  • Anonymous

    I see an entire Simpson family

  • Louis C


    I don’t see anything ! Oh yeah, I see a lake…

  • oscar

    I see a pretty beautiful giant cocroach, walking by the road, looking for some tiny humans for breakfast.

  • Zoe

    Mmm… Alien? Looks like a tabby cat or a kangaroo..

  • Carol

    I don’t see it! Can anybody give some clue of maybe where the head is or something? I feel so stupid for not seeing it =\

  • Lana

    I see a cartoon aligator.

  • Cobalt

    Yup, Deffinately Alien.

  • Anonymous

    To be honest, might as well be a case of “Here’s a picture of a cloud – what kind of shape can you see”. Not really an illusion, just an invite to vague interpretation.

  • Anonymous

    I see a chameleon

  • Joseph

    Looks like a Zergling to me.

  • Anonymous

    It´s an armadillo.
    you can see it in that mountain shaped string of lakes, above is a long lake.

  • Anonymous

    personally, i see an elephant

  • Anonymous

    it looks like a T-Rex…hehehe

  • Anonymous

    I see barney ,i love you-you love me ,all together now.

  • Anonymous


  • George


  • Anonymous

    I see the belly of a pregnant lady.

  • Anonymous

    i see a lake

  • Anonymous

    i saw an ant eater

  • Anonymous

    Are you serious…

  • Anonymous

    i c a running pirate in the dino’s back…..u can c the hook..anyone else c it?

  • **cara**

    Ugh! I hate google illusions! they’re so boring and you can only see things because someone has already told you it’s there! Waste Of Time!

  • Anonymous

    a whale for sure

  • Anonymous

    actually this lake was designed as a dinosaur, iv no idea where the original picture is, but its like a trex style (or them small ones in the kitchen on jurassic park) with its front feet off the ground, and its head turned almost back on itself so it can see behind/up… you can see the parts in the lake that have been made to create these areas (like jettys) which all then had trees planted, and around the lake, to make the shape. but now its just all overgrown and lost the effect :(

  • Daniel

    I see an anteater to be honest with you… I can see where you could see a person too.

  • Rocket Fuel

    I see elvis.

  • Anonymous

    I see a lady holding a baby bird :)

  • Anonymous

    i can c an elephant….

  • Anonymous

    Actually, the full picture is here. The full-sized image seems more like a Brachiosausus (a “long-necked” dinosaur). The coordinates are also slightly incorrect: it is 45.464847 N and 16.012333 E. I know I’m going to be flamed as a geek or whatever now…

  • Anonymous

    i see it as a dinosaur, dragon, alien, and a ghoul or ghost..pretty neet

  • Anonymous

    i see an elephant too :D

  • andrew

    i love google earth illusions!

  • Anonymous

    i c some historic warrior with the big lake as a helmet and the 2 mini ones under it as menacing eyes…i think i m nuts

  • Anonymous

    I see like an alien fetus or maybe even a fly fetus…… or maybe just a lake.

  • Anonymous

    i see a mother holding a baby

  • Anonymous

    The dinosaur with the long neck is a brontosaurus.

  • adsfasfdsdf

    I see some sort of alien, and on the edge of the lake, i see a sea mermaid serpant type thing along with a brontosaurus…

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, with the link change, it makes a lot more sense. I did not see the dinosaur before, but now I definitely do.

  • Anonymous

    wow !!! thats awsome!!!

    I SEE A LAKE!!!

  • Anonymous

    I see a dino!

  • singingfreak525

    its definitely an elephant. im looking at the whole thing though, and the long thin part is it’s trunk

  • Anonymous

    i think that the whole lake in the big picture befaore it is blown up looks like a rat with his tail in the air

  • Anonymous

    i see a spartan with a helmet… and no, it has nothing to do with 300

  • Anonymous

    I think this was a waste of space, it was stupid!

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t like it. It was a waste of space to me.

  • shadow

    if you look at the top left as the head it looks like a brontosaurus, and if you look at the bottom right it looks like a t-rex

  • RickyJ

    to him who spotted a chameleon, i applaud you sir – it is about the only obvious thing I can see in both the thumbnail and big picture.

    look in the top end of the lake, along the shore and beyond the road below is the Chameleons back and tail. Nicely spotted I think.

  • Anonymous

    I see a face

  • Ryan

    I see Cthulu!

  • Anonymous

    The smaller image gives more dinosaur impression to me. It looks like a Sauropod with the long neck and feet. The larger image gives me an impression of a bear. I just want to emphasize on the smaller image

  • Jessica-Holland

    i can see:
    -a dinousaur (the one with the long neck)
    -A elephant
    -a person
    -a kitney or kittney
    and a few more weird things ^^

  • Sarah

    Seriously, does no one see the brontosaurus?!? It’s clear as day!

  • Anonymous

    Its defenetly a branchiosaurus!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    It’s a tadpole. :)

  • fafi

    I see a brachiosaurus in the small pic but in the zoomed in pic, if i turn my head to the right, i see a man kneeling down on 1 leg with a giant hook for a hand ^_^

  • andy

    I would rather call it the “Eastenders Tsunami” illusion……

  • rommel

    I see BARNEY!

  • ferret


  • Moko

    i see a tortoise

  • Asa

    Don’t you live in Zagreb, Croatia?

  • o.i.e.

    no people its zoomed in! look at the smaller zoomed out picture! wow no one look

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