Even if you've never been to Yosemite National Park, you have a good idea of what it looks like. There's majestic mountains, beautiful forests, and glassy expanses of water. But the latest viral optical illusion offers a whole new perspective on the National Landmark. Take a look:
Looks like another jaw-dropping photo of Yosemite at night, right? Wrong. Take a look at the water. How could it be night on top of the mountain, but the water reflects a clear blue sky? The clue lies in the trees.
If you guessed correctly, you're looking at a flipped image. In other words, the "starry night" was actually sand underneath the crystal-clear water, and the blue sky reflected in the water was the actual blue sky.
The photo was originally taken by , who noticed the resemblance of the sand to an evening sky, flipped it, then posted his incredible work to Reddit. The widely-shared image has proven the power of a new prospective. We'll certainly be looking at our vacation photos with a fresh eye.
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