This epic optical illusion is making waves on Instagram

Photograph of a wave crashing into a lighthouse
(Image credit: Ian Sproat via Instagram)

Let's be honest, optical illusions don't tend to look particularly dramatic. Usually they involve staring at static geometric shapes which appear to move. But here's one that's about as epic as it gets.

A photographer has captured an awesome shot of a wave crashing into a lighthouse in Sunderland – but look a little closer and you might just make out a ghostly face in the water. We'll be adding this one to our list of the best 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.