Eleven airplane optical illusions

Eleven airplane optical illusions
American Airlines pasted in.

None of these photos are photoshopped – they’re all actual photos. Can you figure out what’s going on? 

Eleven airplane optical illusions
Delusions of grandeur

 

Eleven airplane optical illusions
Sibling rivalry:
"You move over."
"No, you move over."

Eleven airplane optical illusions
Santa splat.

Eleven airplane optical illusions
Gotcha.

Eleven airplane optical illusions
Danger.

Eleven airplane optical illusions
New propeller design.

Eleven airplane optical illusions
Smoke angel.

 

Eleven airplane optical illusions
Ghost ship.

Eleven airplane optical illusions
Birds of a feather.

 

Eleven airplane optical illusions
Let go.

Explanations

American Airlines pasted in – Planes fly in low at Maho Beach, Sint Maarten, Netherlands.

Delusions of grandeur – Shadow cast by different plane.

Sibling rivalry – Photo was taken by a telephoto lense which makes the two planes seem closer together.

Santa splat – Obviously, Santa isn’t real.

Gotcha – Fingers are holding up a small toy airplane.

Danger – A low-flying plane in Greece.

New propeller design – A digital camera scans an image from top to bottom. When taking a photo of a fast-moving object, like this propeller, the camera captures different images at different times.

Smoke angel – A C-17 Globemaster III released flares which are created into an angel shape by the vortex from the engines.

Ghost ship – This image is an artifact from the satellite photo.

Birds of a feather – Photo was taken by a telephoto lens which makes the planes and birds seem to occupy the same space.

Let go – Someone is holding up a model toy airplane which seems to be part of the building.

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