Photography enables us to seize and safeguard reality, yet even the most genuine image can cunningly trick our perception. The interplay of shadows and perspectives often leads us to perceive things that don’t actually exist. We’ve curated a selection of instances where photographs require more than just a single glance to decipher the true story they convey.
Estonian javelin thrower Magnus Kirt impaled himself
Oh, those shadows!
Where did part of the leg go?
Very long noodles
Another leg mystery
Do you see the knife?
But he’s not there! Look closely, this is the edge of the T-shirt.
Dog with hands