Pics That Look Photoshopped But Were Just Captured At The Right Moment
People are really skeptical about the pictures they see on the internet. Everyone thinks that every picture that looks remotely out of the norm is photoshopped, and it may be that most of the time that's true.
But, sometimes, it isn't photoshopped, and it's just the amazing wonders of nature or a trick of the light.
Is That A Sticker?
Even though it looks like that lizard is a poorly placed social media sticker, it's actually sitting right there on that guy's arm.
It just looks that way because of the light from a lamp.
OK, Come On
Is there such a thing as a picture that is too perfect? These pink, dusty clouds being pierced by an airplane are totally real.
Impressive, right? What are the chances of that?
Are We In The Lord Of The Rings?
The way the setting sun is coming through the glass on this window is making it look a lot like an evil eye from everyone's favorite fantasy movie.
Do you think these people should be worried?
The white outline on that remote against the pattern on the black and red bedspread makes it look like it was placed there by Photoshop, but it's just a trick of the eye.
I still don't trust it.
When it comes to nature, we can't really be surprised when it does something we crazy we weren't expecting or doesn't look real.
It is the original creator of all things, after all.
This Is Just Impressive
Say what you want, but this takes an insane amount of balance to do. She's holding her arm straight up in the air while a leg and the other arm are perfectly perpendicular.
My muscles are burning just looking at this.
Is That A Castle In My Coffee?
The way that the lights in this coffee shop are shinning on the black coffee make it look like there is a tiny castle floating in the middle of their drink.
It would probably be made of sugar.
Mirrors Are Always Tricky
The colors look reversed in the reflection, but we know that's just a trick of the mirror giving us a hard time.
Sometimes, it can be hard to wrap our brains around it.
It's Like All The Seasons
The leaves on this plant perfectly fade from summer green to end of fall red.
You could photoshop something like that, but isn't it so much more impressive that nature did that?
A Once In A Lifetime Shot
This picture doesn't even look like it's from Earth!
The rainbow over the setting sun is making it look like a scene from Star Wars, but that's just the desert for you.
Lots Of Polka Dots
This kitty looks like they belong in the middle of a Dr. Seuss story with their rainbow polka dots.
But it's just the reflections from a stained glass charm hanging in the window.
Is That A Kitty?
Paint before it's mixed is always full of lots of surprises.
It's easy to forget that the paint colors don't just come already mixed and actually require a couple of different colors and a good shake.
It Almost Looks Fake
But it's just a clever picture taken through the slats of a bridge.
It just so happens to divide the picture up in a way that looks like four smaller pictures.
Ah Yes, The Snow
The snow coming off this car looks just like a blanket that's sliding off the couch.
It's hard to know if you should trust what you see when it comes to snow.
What A Beautiful Rainbow
The way the light is coming through these trees and filtering onto the swamp water below looks like a beautiful pastel rainbow. Imagine coming across that on your hike?
What an amazing sight.
Anyone Else Kind Of Hungry?
The way this snow is resting on this table makes it look like one big ravioli.
I don't know about you, but I would I could eat that any day.
What A Stunning Sight
The setting sun filtering through the ice caves this person is standing in made certain sections of it look like they were made out of gold or had a burning fire inside.
That's One Clean Car
This black car got the cleaning of a lifetime, and now it makes a perfect mirror reflecting its surroundings.
You might even miss it if you didn't know it was there.
Isn't That A Cool Trick?
The combination of the light from overhead and the way the fork is resting on the plate makes that cool checkered pattern on the table.
Bet they couldn't do that again on purpose.
Those Are Some Cool Cups
Even though it looks like the tea should be spilling out of these cups everywhere, they're actually safe and leak-proof.
There is a thin wall of glass surrounding the holes.
Being One With Nature
The way the light is filtering through this full water bottle makes it look like we are seeing the northern lights trapped in a bottle.
The trees at the bottom really finish the look.
The shadow of the keys on the door looks like a little person holding on for dear life, trying to figure out a way to get out of this crazy predicament they've found themselves in.
I'm just impressed this person noticed this in the first place.
Where Did The Cow Go?
Angles are everything. Case in point: this cow that looks like it's missing a body. It's just hidden behind his adorable, huge head.
Amazing what a different perspective can do.
Someone Was In A Hurry
Whoever left these acceleration marks was in such a hurry that they probably didn't stop to notice the cool 3D art they made with their car's tires.
That's too bad!
This Is Kind Of Creepy
This watermelon has a neat pattern inside of it, and it's not like anything I've seen before.
Apparently, it means that this seedless watermelon was way overripe and had gone bad.
What A Neat Little Berry
This berry is like a couple of other things in the natural world that look suspiciously like skulls when they dry out.
You may think it's an editing trick, but it's very real.
The person who built this cabin decided they wanted to make everyone who drives by it do a double-take, so they made sure that every other panel was a mirror.
I hope the payoff was worth building this headache. And nothing nearby catches fire.
What A Clear Sky
Even though this looks like a clear view of the night sky, it's actually a picture taken from inside someone's house of the rain on their window.
The bright light is a street lamp.
OK, This Has To Be Fake
It actually isn't! It's rare, but this square cloud formation is totally legit. It marks the place where two air masses are meeting and pushing against one another.
Isn't that neat?
It's Sort Of Calming
The matching orange from the lights and the moon is a super nice touch, but what really steals the show is how beautifully these street lamps line up from the angle the picture is being taken.
I'd be so mesmerized driving by (probably not a good thing).
Who Else Wants One?
OK, this does totally look photoshopped, but it isn't.
This person made a huge pinhole camera using their window so they could watch the sunset from their room while lying down.
This Looks Like A Collage
But it isn't! This was taken from someone looking out over the water from their balcony, and it just so happened that their neighbor's balcony lined up perfectly with their view.
Shucks, I really hoped that was a big plant and a small boat.
No, She's Not Happy To See Us
This is an unfortunate optical illusion, but it shows the rest of us that we need to make sure our underthings aren't showing through our clothes.
Honestly, it could've been a worse graphic.
Should We Be Worried?
This guy riding the bus probably gave some people quite a fright!
He has his hood pulled up over his face, but against the windows it makes him look like he is missing his head.
You Like Haircuts Now Meet...Handcuts
This lace front wig is doing so much work to make this person's hand look like it needs a haircut.
Honestly, it's kind of a look.
What's Going On Here?
It looks like someone tried to take a panorama or something and ended up making this girl look like she has tiny Barbie legs.
But actually, she's just holding a bag of popcorn.
Isn't Space Beautiful?
Except this isn't a view from space! It's a picture of Burning Man from way above the festival. It's a pretty amazing view, isn't it?
You've got to love all those different colors.
Invasion Of The Giant Dogs
Being invaded by giant dogs probably wouldn't be that bad, would it?
This is actually just a picture of a nosey dog sticking its head in a dollhouse to say hi.
Only A Cat
It does look like there is something trippy going on with the stairs here, but it's just because they have stairs that don't have a back on them.
The kitty is just peaking out to say hi.
Those Are Tiny People
Isn't it amazing what a change in perspective can do for how you see a picture?
The way this picture was taken makes the people in front look tiny compared to the cars.
Try Refreshing The Page
This is actually a picture of a B2 Bomber, but the way that it's shaped and the way it's sitting in the sky here makes it look like there are some pixels missing.
Someone clearly forgot to load the simulation.
That's Almost Hard To Look At
This fake grass may look like it's right out of a video game, but it's real and it's there.
The turn just looks strange and super green next to the grey tiles.
That's Quite The Tilt
Leave it to San Francisco to make it look like some of the houses are totally crooked like this.
Of course, they aren't and it's just the angle of the person standing in relation to the hill.
Half A Daughter Playing In The Yard
This little girl playing in the laneway appears to be a floating torso with arms.
The longer you stare at it, the less it makes sense, so we'll just explain: she's standing behind a raised stone wall that blends in with the cobblestone.
This Goofy Dog Is All Over The Place
This wet dog running on the beach looks like a child's drawing of a dog come to life.
We're having a hard time believing this isn't a goofy cartoon chasing after cats going in two different directions.
Antarctica Or The Inside Of A Camry?
The windshield on this person's vehicle froze in a strikingly beautiful way.
The ice shards and tiny dashboard fixtures make this look like a vast Arctic landscape picture instead of the inside of someone's car.
Where Are His Legs?
It looks like someone went ahead and photoshopped the guy on the right's legs out from under him.
In reality, he's not even a person but a backpack and a coincidentally placed hat.
Just Out For An Incognito Rip
When this person put on their snow gear to hit the slopes, they had no idea they were accidentally creating the perfect winter camouflage.
Their jacket blends into the tree line and it sort of looks like a pair of legs going for a ride.
Your Tree Is Buffering
This Eastern Redbud tree is in the process of changing colors, but it makes the tree look like it's out of focus.
Someone needs to adjust the pixels on this tree.
Sand Man With Foot Hand
This guy needs an extra hand, but instead, he got a foot.
Somehow, these two have arranged themselves in a way that makes it look like he is rocking feet for hands.
Centaurs Are Real?
This woman is proving that centaurs are not as few and far between as you might think.
With a large enough dog and a properly placed camera, you too can centaur yourself for a pic.
The Library Looks Different Here
The reflection of a bookcase in this person's large window is casting an odd illusion of a gigantic bookcase on the far side of the parking lot.
You would need a crane to check out those books.
This Tower Is Trippy On A Good Day
This towering skyscraper appears to disappear right into the cloudy blue sky around it.
The illusion is a trick of the reflective glass panels used in the all-glass building's exterior.
Little Bi-Pedal Cat
This cat doesn't look super thrilled to have been forced to take a bath.
It does look like it has two tiny arms and a weird two-legged body, but it's just the odd perspective.
An Identified Standing Object (The Opposite Of A UFO)
Tottenham Hotspur's football (aka soccer) stadium in England looks like a flying saucer from a distance in the gloomy weather.
It would be startling to look out the window and think the extraterrestrials chose your hometown to make contact.
Little Dude Refuses To Be Excluded
This curious Australian shepherd puppy has weaseled its way through a crack in the door.
It looks a lot more like the pup is somehow being swallowed by the wall.
Horses On The Fence
At first glance, it looks like these are miniature figurine horses resting on a fence.
In reality, they are full-sized very real horses wandering around in a distant pasture.
The Water Line Is Precise
This picture looks like a photo editor has been used to adjust the color gradient, but it's all-natural.
The sharp lines on the boulders are created by the tide rising and lowering over hundreds of years.
Sometimes The Dog Likes The Couch...
What looks like a picture of a living room couch is more confusing the longer you look at it.
In the reflection on the patio door, a dog sits on the couch, but inside, the couch is empty. The dog is on the patio and visible through the open glass which is reflecting the couch.