We all know that optical illusions play mind tricks by often using very bright colors and mismatching shapes to confuse our brains which are not always capable of dealing with such a loud and unexpected picture. And there's absolutely nothing wrong to be deceived by such eye tricks once in a while, in fact, if you like looking at the optical illusion pictures, chances are that you have better visual problem-solving skills.
However, there are the classical illusion pictures, and then there are shadows. Have you ever thought what happens when a shadow gets tired of following around the same people and objects all the time and goes rogue? It turns out that shadows can produce some incredible optical illusions, and turn up in the most unexpected places and forms. And what's even more curious, that the shadow, depending on the Sun's position in our skies, might create the optical illusion just for minutes or sometimes seconds. In other words, to catch a shadow creating an illusion is quite a chance of luck.
We here at Bored Panda have compiled a list of all the times that shadows refused to do as they were told, and took on a life of their own. Scroll down below to check the mirages caught in the form of shadow pictures for yourself!
This Trucks Shadow Says "Hi"
The Sun Melted The Snow Everywhere Except Where The Bikes' Shadows Were
Shadows Of Leaves From A Tree During A Solar Eclipse
Found The Eye Of Sauron While Wine Tasting
The Shadow Of My Plane Formed A Rainbow Around It
The Reflection Of Kitchen Appliances Looks Like People In A Park
Who Never Thought About This?
Why Hello, Little Sundog
Sitting On The Couch With A Headache And An Ice Pack On My Head When My Girlfriend Tells Me Not To Move
Proposed To My Girlfriend And Realized There Is A Heart In Our Shadows
The Shadow Of This Juice Glass Looks Like A Rose
This Einstein Poster Casts A Sinister Shadow
My Friend's Golf Team Photo Had Some Unfortunate Shadows
When Your Life Is A Mess But You Can Still Keep Up Appearances
I'm Sure This Shadow Became Self-Aware
Untangled Wire, Looped Shadow
The Shadow On His Shirt Makes It Look Like The Guy In The Back Is Badly Photoshopped Into The Picture
My Shoe Lace Shadow Looks Like A Man Climbing A Mountain
The Shadow From This Glass Bowl Is Beautiful
Note: this post originally had 237 images. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes.