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18 mind-boggling optical illusions you can find in nature

  • All over the world, there are naturally occurring optical illusions that captivate spectators.
  • Cloud formations can sometimes make it seem like there's an ocean or a UFO in the sky.
  • Tricks of light make Yosemite look like a volcano, while water reflections make a bridge in Germany look like a complete circle.

Everyone loves an optical illusion (even if they leave us completely stumped), and they're all around us in the natural world.

From an underwater waterfall in the Indian Ocean to a surrealist scene in Namibia, Insider rounded up 18 naturally occurring illusions and optical phenomena that will make you double-take.

Take a closer look below and find out how these illusions are created.