Optical Illusion Creates Bizarre ‘Sea Monster’ In Couple’s Holiday Photo

by : UNILAD on : 07 Feb 2017 12:01

What looks like a creepy ‘sea monster’ photobombed a romantic photo of a couple looking out to sea.


Photographer Michael Green only noticed the strange creature when he was looking through his photos months after he took it in Kent’s Herne Bay in July.

The ‘monster’ that Michael thought was some sort of dolphin or shark, looks like a long neck, with a large beak sticking out of the sea with its body submerged.


Speaking to the Sun, Michael said:


I took some photos of Herne Bay pier and as I was walking along the seafront saw a couple on the blue viewing point opposite.

I took seven pictures of them, it was a nice picture and I thought the theme of love or affection might come up in our photography club.

This was the second one and there was nothing in the others.

I take thousands of photos and it’s not the best picture I’ve ever taken, so it’s only been seen months later.

I didn’t notice the item when I took it at all, but I was going through them on Saturday and spotted it.

I had no idea what it could be, I thought maybe it could be a dolphin or a shark but I had no idea what, I just knew there was something in the water.


However, after looking closer, the 56-year-old realised it was a sort of optical illusion, because the ‘monster’ looked like it was in the background, behind the couple, when it was a flying seagull in the foreground.

The placement of the bird makes it look like the sea is part of its body, but alas it was not the Lochness Monster migrating this time.

Topics: Animals, Pics


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