The floating ship optical illusion just keeps on giving

The internet loves a good old optical illusion, and we've seen all sorts of weird and wonderful examples over the past few months. But while most are digital creations, every now and again an example appears out in the wild – and these incredible 'floating' ships might just be the most mind-boggling phenomenon we've seen.

Last week, a walker was stunned to see a boat hovering above the water in Cornwall, and a photo of his discovery quickly went viral. And as if that wasn't enough, a second example of the rare illusion has just emerged. At this rate, 'ability to capture floating ships' might need introducing as a criteria for our best cameras list.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.