Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Cow with Wings Illusion
What you see below at first glance looks like a winged divine horse from Greek mythology, more precisely – Pegasus. However, our intuition tells us this possibility is hardly possible. In fact, this funny-looking mutation of antelope and bird is actually a clever optical illusion. So what did originally happen? The animal stumbled upon the bird’s nest and had quickly been shooed away by the protective mother. The bird in question here is an Indian Sarus Crane, the tallest flying bird in the world. Luckily there were some visitors at the Keoladeo National Park (Rajasthan, India), who noticed the animals appeared to blend in to one, and took the photo we now share!