Do your eyes deceive you? Social media users share incredible pictures of reflections creating optical illusions
- People from around the world shared chance snaps of remarkable reflections
- In one picture a coffee contains a glowing castle thats really just a ceiling light
- In another snap, an upside down mural by a pool creates reflected swimmers
Sometimes, a trick of the light or a shiny surface in the right place at the right time can create mind-bending scenes.
Bored Panda has shared a series of amazing images from around the world, showing how reflections can create stunning optical illusions.
On one occasion, a tiny droplet of water on a twig holds an entire magical forest inside, while another snap makes it look like an alien took a selfie in an iron.
Elsewhere, a water bottle with a picture of a forest was illuminated with its very own northern lights, while the setting sun through the window made it look as if a raging fire had broken out.
Here, FEMAIL shares some of the best examples…
Water view! This tiny droplet on a twig reflected the forest, creating a magical optical illusion
I’ve got my eye on you! The wearer of these glasses might have been alarmed to come back to the table and find out they were being watched, but it was just the reflection of the ceiling lights above
Castle in your caffeine! When drinking your morning coffee, it’s good practice to check whether theirs a ceiling light above you or whether you actually have a tiny glowing structure in your drink
This incredibly clever mural in Lithuania was painted upside down to show the reflections of swimmers and rowers
Kitchen capers: If you own a hob such as this, and you don’t use shiny pots to create smiley faces from now on, then what’s the point?
Strange things happen underground: Legend has it, the ghostly businessman can be seen riding London Underground’s circle line at 5pm every day
This little Christmas card appeared cold and lonely before a glass full of beer reflected just enough to light its fire
Well, you know what they say, The Girl With The Pearl Earring like to hang around in US gardens when she’s not in the Mauritshuis Museum. It;s either that or the window is reflecting the television
This space alien came down to earth simply to search Europe for the perfect iron, and it seems they found it
If you didn’t know already then now you’re aware, capybaras are the best-dressed creatures in the entire animal kingdom
The Northern lights have a sneaky way of finding their way onto any scene that appears to be iceland
There’s no chance that you wouldn’t be alarmed if you saw this UK house apparently on fire, but luckily it’s just a sunset reflection
Animals these days, they never put down their phones and they’re always taking pictures of passing humans
Of course, the logical answer might be that a woman lined up perfectly with a chair, but it’s preferable to imagine a friendly office ghost