You have the eyes of an eagle if you can see the mind-boggling secret behind the lizard in this optical illusion | The Sun

ONLY those with the eyes of an eagle can spot the secret behind this chameleon seemingly in its natural habitat.

If the animal looks slightly suspicious, that's because it isn't simply a photo.

An animated video of the chameleon was featured on Youtube as one of the most prominent versions of the viral image.

In the Youtube version, two models covered in bodypaint position themselves back to back so that the image looks like a living chameleon.

The stunning Illusion series by artist Johannes Stoetter consists of a collection of bodypaint photos featuring wildlife at its most camouflaged.

High-definition works like Wolf, Owl, Whale, Butterfly, and Sea Turtle show off a Stoette, a renowned visual artist's, uncanny ability to capture these natural creatures unexpectedly.


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Neuroscientist Patrick Cavanagh said about tricks of the eye: "It’s really important to understand we’re not seeing reality."

The research professor at Dartmouth College and a senior fellow at Glendon College in Canada explained to Vox, "we’re seeing a story that’s being created for us.”

While the Chameleon hides its nature from the observer quite well, the frog makes it a bit more obvious what the construction of the artwork consists of.

Viewers can just barely make out the bodies of five women poised and painted to create the life of a wild frog.

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One body is strongly posied in the center, symmetrically making up the middle of the frog.

Two other bodies flank out at the sides to create both the hand and eye of the wild animal.

Finally, two painted humans take the fetal position to display the lower limbs of the frog, its toes portrayed by human feet.

“There’s a whole world of visual analysis and computation and prediction that is happening outside of the visual system, happening in the frontal lobes," Cavanagh said.

"For moving things — we see them ahead on their path of motion,” he explained, “by just enough.”

Our brains' ability to weave this narrative together “is actually functional. It helps us overcome these delays and see things … where they will be when we get there.”

Other recent eye tricks The Sun has challenged readers to include a sneaky snake and a hidden dog.

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