The Leica Picture of the Year is a hilarious optical illusion

Leica is one of the most famous – and stylish – camera brands in the world. Its devices don't come cheap, but they come with a mark of quality thanks to the company's prestige. In the right hands, the best Leica cameras can take some stunning photos – and the Leica Picture of the Year award is designed to honour the very best.

Rather than new photography, the award celebrates the life's work of photographers inducted into the Leica Hall of Fame. And this year's winning photo, taken by Elliott Erwitt in 2000, is up there with the best animal optical illusions.

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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.