What Is It?

What does this old, vintage photo show? Can you see it? Open the picture in full-size for more details. It was shot by Brown, Barnes & Bell Photo Agency, in Liverpool. The answer is quite simple, but if you still don’t see it, jump inside this article for the solution!

Eventhough it looks like it’s a portrait of some terribly deformed man, actually the solution is much nicer than that. If you flip the photo, the solution will stand bare before you. You will see a nice little puppy taking a nap! Cool Illusion!

  • paul

    i see the puppy but still keep seeing the man



  • Emrikol

    It’s a cow! I can see it now! ;)

  • Deb

    Cool….just love pics like that!

  • CHIC

    that is too weird

  • Leo

    Awesome. I’m amazed. So cool.

  • niki

    The puppy is really cute. I didn’t get it right away, even when I when i saw the solution. Really cool!

  • niki

    The puppy is really cute. I didn’t get it right away, even when I when i saw the solution. Really cool!

  • Prasad

    Its a Dog sleeping. Turn it 90degrees to right.

  • nYn

    Nice!! Reminds me of Norman Bates

  • Debizzle


  • Cameron

    I got this one as soon as I saw it. Nice :)

  • kel

    very nice!!! it took a while for me to see it… but i really like it ’cause i love dogs

  • Eshita

    Gosh! I would have never guessed it! This is a cool website. I’ve been following it for a week. Keep it up. :)

  • Pandarian

    nice 1

  • RAMV


  • Phil

    i am having a problem loading all of your pictures through the gmail plug in.

  • ana

    a dog sleeping

  • Ben

    I thought it was an ear, personally…

  • E.D.B

    Wow, that’s a tricky one! You have to look close if you really want to see the dog! I love this kind of illusions. Keep it up!

  • Lily

    this was a pretty pimpin illusion!!!

  • Caroline

    what is the thing next the head of the dog?
    the collar of the “man”

  • Samantha

    actually, i thought it was some sort of womb [spelling?] in an egg.

  • mina

    before i went into the article i was feeling awfully sorry for that poor man…

  • mina

    after i found out the truth i felt awfully sorry for the poor puppy who happened to look like a sad deformed man…

  • chocolate O.o

    icouldn’t see it at first……my friend had to help me…..i also had to go to the article to see it flipped….that doesn’t say much for me does it??????O_o

  • pat

    omg! thats totally awesome!

  • Moo-cow

    Cool. Oh, and FIRST POST!!! (I know, I’m a geek!)

  • Rayne

    Awwwww! How cute!

  • Rayne

    Oh, and BTW, I didn’t think it was a man, I thought it was a seals head! And Vurdlak, not to be rude, but it’s “Terribly”. :)

  • Ruth


  • Petoria

    ….wow…. … … amazing…

  • somebumpkin

    That’s really neat. I must say, I really enjoy your site. I couldn’t figure out what that was, till I saw it side view… really wierd… Yet cool.

  • lsdjfals


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  • ishbu

    wow. doggy.

  • Postmaster


  • reba

    poor guy. why call him a dog? from the age of the photo he is probably dead by now and i’m sue life was hard. and just because you turn a photo doesn’t make the subject go to sleep.
    i don’t think this is a good illusion.

  • Dan


  • sarah

    I see the dog but i have to look hard not to see the jacked up man.

  • njambi

    wow…amazing…lol!~ i really thought it was some guys face gone real bad!!!…ITS A PUUPPYY!!! :D

  • HAHA

    IT”S A POTATO!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ashley Tisdale

    That’s so cool, I love illusions like that!!

  • Ron

    neat illusion!
    and to reba,stay away from the drugs.

  • alex

    I saw a potato too. Oh well. I guess it’s time for dinner.

  • purple21

    Reba, thats not a real person… its just a drawing. as of the photo I think that was really cool! A friend had to help me even after flipping it. Neato!!!!

  • alex

    quite possibly the most disturbing visual, yet alone illusion i have ever seen in my life.

  • alexander guarino

    it’s a dog

  • monica

    thats like the most creepy looking man i eever seen and then its like the cutest puppy!!!!!! but theres still like that mmans shoulders errrrrrrrrr

  • david

    wow thts wierd it took me alittle to see but now its ruff ruff


    it is a puppy but the man keeps showing up

    and it looks scary for a little bit lol

  • Barb

    The elephant puppy!!

  • MIller-Time

    Its crazy how many calculations the human brain does when trying to figure out what something is. We involuntarily calculate things like eye location and the distances between features of the face. My brain automatically assumed it was a human, I had to wait til the solution was provided to see the dog. Crazy ass shit.


    riiiiiight… BIG WHOOP! a puppy on its side… just what i need.

  • Fudgy

    Nice Illusion, it took me a while 2 get it an’ i had to outline it with my finger for my bro,
    Nice site


  • debbie


  • Alan L

    Mars landscape

  • EAZY


  • aaaw!

    so cute!!!! love this illusion, and i’m sure many other dog-lovers do as well.

  • [email protected]

    It’s a pot roast!

  • JB


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  • rgthr

    thats a scary thing bro

  • koizumi

    do do do do dooog

  • Fredrick

    O..My GOD!!!!!!!!!!
    it’s a Puppy!!
    but damn that was a bit scary you know the (MAN)

  • eri

    weird illusions. yet cool and freaky.

  • samba

    so cool..!!! i’m always amazed by that kind of illusion…..but all i can say is it is soooooooooooo COOL!!!!!

  • Ang

    Whoa really weird but I keep seeing the man.

  • belle

    wow thats so cool
    i thought it looked like a seal too
    o well cute puppy tho

  • sachin

    first comes in mind is man with worst face
    then realize that this is dog

  • tab-sempai

    It looks like an ear and a puppy to me.

  • M 2 the H O

    same as paul see both at the same time lol

  • M 2 the H O

    looks like a dog i named bo bo on nintendogs!

  • Dave L

    Anyone notice that their interpretation keeps switching back and forth, from man’s face to dog and back?

  • mark

    EMRIKOL,,,,,,,,,,,,,what are you smoking ???

  • tinkerbrat

    i was rite a dog!!!wel its a puppy but i was close!

  • kelly

    that was neat

  • loser

    hee hee hee
    dog face

  • Rona

    what the hell???
    I thought it was the mask from Phantom of the Opera. Then I remembered that this is a vintage picture. A puppy sleeping. Who would have guessed?

  • Anonymous

    its a cute little puppy

  • Rose

    hahaha the man just blew a huge bubble^^

  • Anonymous

    h wrote bear or $$in so…. ya.

  • qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm

    Emrikol, are u getting mixed up with old black and white photo illusion?

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    yeh I see it.. its a goat.. yes thats right, thats a goat.. somebody say its a cow but its a goat..

  • musiclvr

    Awwwwww! at first i thought it was a deformed man

  • Tony

    At first I thought it was a mutant. But, of course, not everything is what they seem so before looking at the real answer, I tried looking at it at different angles and I saw that son of a bitch.

  • Zen Master

    At first I thought it was a mutant too!!! So nice illusion, thanks! :o)

  • Anonymous

    if you lookat the first picture it kinda looks like a pigs face

  • Samantha J

    lmao, a cow…

  • Anonymous


  • Cait

    omg that “man” is creepy.
    hes like….ahh. D:

  • Jocelynn

    Wow. I thought it was a deformed man at first.Shocker

  • Tammy

    Loved it, I love the illusions that make you think and your WRONG, lol.

  • michael

    nice illusion!!

  • PaperMoon

    Aaawwwww a sleeping puppy! Atfirst it did look like a deformed face. LOL!

  • Jen-A

    well i didn’t look at the “face” at all, because i knew it wasn’t a man. but at first i saw a picture of two people kissing. but then i looked closer and saw closed eyes. scrolling down to realize it was a sideways picture of a puppy ^^ very cute. great illusion

  • hello peeps

    that was wierd! @ first i thought it was a man with a jackd up face but then i saw the puppy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • !!me!!

    yeah ok well first the man freaked me out! nobody knows that the man is dead until they read it . i could not see the dog until… i found his head. i agree with all of u .. he is freaky but still,it is a cool illusion after ALL.

  • !!me!!

    sorry for doble comment but this first time me ever been first!!

  • Anonymous

    aww, the pup is cute!!!!

  • to tell truth i thot it waz a deformed bunny…

  • Jez

    lol, would’ve never guessed that.

  • how its show:GOOD GOD!! WTF?!
    on its side:aaaawww how cute. XD

  • Was a creepy man. T.T

  • kev

    its a puppy. :D

  • Someone

    Cool Illusion Man

  • Aww That Puppy Is Adoorable!!

  • Ashley B

    kinda scared me at first!

  • goblin

    awwwww look at the wittle puppyyyyy

  • Monique

    i still don’t see the puppy help plz

    • kacie124578

      see that long thing? its the tail…it took me awhile to see it too…dnt think of it as a deformed man, think of it as a puppy taking a nap, curled up

  • kaitlyn

    I saw the puppy at first sight anyways.
    I’m not joking. I looked at it and I saw its head, its cute little paws its tail and grass behind him.

  • Anonymous

    At first: EWWWWWWW
    After: Awww!!! *gooey eyes* It’s so cute!

    Really cool! And adorable!

  • tommy

    its jonny griffis

  • BOOMboom!

    at first, i thought woooaaah thats awful! because i thought it was a deformed man, but as soon as i saw some of these comments, and i worked out where the puppy was. i went awwhh cutie!:)

  • sherry

    if u look closely ulll strat to see a booldhouds face

  • keira

    ooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh that puppy is ssssoooooo cute -.-

  • inmyshoes

    Cool.What we thought was ugly was really cute.

  • Sapphy

    awwwwwwww! the pup’s so cute!

  • Zaz

    :3 awwwwwww! that’s a pretty kool illosion(speeling?)

  • caleb


  • Anna

    Hahaha, awwww how sweet :}

  • Zahir

    I see an baby Elephant..just keep the photo as it is..:)

  • sam

    its a dog

  • Dustin

    It actually looked like one of those deformed people from Bioshock…. from a distance anyway.

  • STR e t C H

    see you all over the place

  • stardragon

    I thought the picture was of a dolphin at first.

  • Derpy

    I love puppies!!

  • avapuppy123

    i dont see it help

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