There’s a cat hiding in this optical illusion

The cat optical illusion
(Image credit: Dr Michelle Dickinson/Future Owns)

If you're a cat owner, you know how easy it is to lose your feline friend in plain sight (seriously, they fit in any nook or cranny they want to). So it's fitting that the cat in this optical illusion is nearly impossible to spot, even though it's staring right at you. 

This mind-boggling optical illusion, designed by Dr Michelle Dickinson, has resurfaced on Twitter this week. Hidden between the unassuming striped line is a photo of a cat, that you can only see if you unfocus your eyes. We're suckers for a feline-themed optical illusion, so it's no wonder we're questioning whether this mind-boggler belongs on our best optical illusions list.

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.