You''ve probably already come across optical illusions that can confuse everyone''s perception, however, the images you''re going to see here are far more impressive. It turns out that even in Mother Nature we can see a number of rare sights that can confuse us with perception and distort our senses.
Here are some of the best examples of natural illusions! Underwater waterfall of Mauritius This amazing illusion, of an underwater waterfall, is created by the sand deposits along the coast of the island and suddenly ending. To look up from above, it seems as if the waters of the ocean are pouring into the huge crater formed at the end of the sand regions. The Salar de Uyuni Desert is a vast and flat salt desert in southwestern Bolivia and is the largest of its kind in the world. This area is so dry and lifeless that there is almost nothing on the horizon to provide a sense of depth.
Many travelers take advantage of this illusion to take creative pictures, but the real beauty of the salar is revealed when the colors of the sunset are perfectly reflected in the salt surface. A river in the deserts of Mexico The sand deserts of Baja California, Mexico are so dry that when water reaches the area, they are forced to make their way in a way that creates huge and spectacular "'sand trees". At first glance it is hard to believe that it is a stream. A rainbow halo This rare illusion is created when the shadow of the beholder and the sun are projected on clouds or fog.
This illusion usually exists only in very high places where you can see the light hitting the drops of water in the air, reflected at a wide angle upwards. If you''re flying in a plane over the clouds, look for the shadow of the airplane through the window! A green flash is a rare phenomenon that occurs immediately after sunset, or just before sunrise, and causes the sun''s edge to appear green. The cause of this appearance is a change in air density in the atmosphere that acts as a prism that shifts the rays of light and separates them into their different colors.
Namibia This picture is not a painting but a product of the color contrast between the dead trees in the sunset, and the reflection of the sun on the great sand dunes of the desert. These unique landscapes were often photographed, thanks to their picturesque and special look. Arizona Rock Cliffs The layers of rock that have crystallized over millions of years in the form of waves in the cliffs of Vermillion create magical waveforms that distort any sense of distance and depth. Water Mirrors In the windless and right-angled days, many lakes can provide perfect-looking images of a double horizon.
It is one of the simplest, but also the most beautiful, natural optical illusions. Glen Canyon The mighty Colorado River has carved this giant canyon along the states of Utah and Colorado in the United States for thousands of years, and anyone who walks on its banks can see the canyon walls reflected in the river water. The river creates the illusion that the person in the picture walks on the edge of the cliff when he actually stands at the river''s height.
Colorado River This amazing river creates another illusion in an area called the "'loop".
Looking from above, it looks like a green and false snake on the mountain peaks, but only from the side is the real picture - the river is submerged, and the special shading makes it look prominent. Rio Tinto River in Spain For many years the quarrying products from the region were washed into the water and painted the stones in the bottom with a burning orange color. The orange stones turn the river into an amazing flow of colors that can be seen by the observer just like liquid fire. Ponytail Falls In Yosemite Park Every year, around February, this huge waterfall in Yosemite National Park, California, carries huge amounts of snow from the surrounding mountains.
Under the right conditions of cold and sun, the snow does not melt in the water and when the light hits the estuary it looks like a beautiful stream of liquid fire. The illusion of the moon that you noticed that sometimes the moon seems to us large and close and sometimes it is small and far away? The reason is not that the moon physically changes its distance from Earth but that we imagine it larger if we see it against a background. This is an illusion of relativity, the closer the moon is to the horizon, the more it will look to us compared to everything in front of it, and when we have nothing to compare it, it seems smaller to us. This giant insect is found mainly in Southeast Asia, and apart from its impressive size it also has another unique feature. Like other butterflies, the color patterns on the moth''s wings are meant to confuse and deter enemies, and at first glance you might think you''re even looking at a pair of threatening snakes.
The famous zebras of the zebras are meant to confuse predators spread disease, and help them camouflage.