Mayukh Saha
Mayukh Saha
December 8, 2023 ·  2 min read

Test Your Sniper Vision: Spot The Hidden Man in 9 Seconds!

Optical puzzles and illusions are not just a test of your analytical skills. They are also great methods to test your vision. This is because most of them are images that bend your mind in ways out of your control. Today’s challenge is exactly in that demographic. The tricky image has a man hiding inside it. Not only do you have to find him, but ideally, you have to do it within 9 seconds!

Optical illusions help us gain valuable insight into the way our brains function, particularly with regard to processing complex visual information. Furthermore, they also provide stimulus to those parts of our brain that are responsible for intelligence and visual memory. As a result, they are some of the most easily accessible and effective tools in testing and training our general skills of observation. If you test your vision regularly through such puzzles, it can enhance your cognition and prevent it from declining in elderly people.

Test Your Vision: You Only Have 9 Seconds

So, to test your vision today, we have this image. Take a look:

Optical image to test your vision
Image Credits: Pinterest

As you can see, it is a black-and-white image of a man standing in what looks like a small grove. There is a stone structure behind it, which bears a resemblance to what we see in Stonehenge. There is also some foliage spread all around the borders of the image. The man is evidently deep in thought over something. Judging by the tool he carries on his waist, he is probably here to chop some wood.

There is hardly anything to miss in this fairly detailed picture. However, believe it or not, there is a second man’s face in the image. It is also not hidden very intricately. To make it more challenging, time yourself for 9 seconds from now! Ready? Start!

People who are fairly attentive to details and know their way around such optical puzzles will make quick work of the task. Otherwise, more than 90 seconds might be needed. Have you found it yet? If not, here’s a hint: look at the image from a different perspective.

Ok, time’s up! Read on to see the answer. Feel free to keep trying for a bit longer as well!

If you are satisfied with your attempt, here’s where the face was:

Solution to optical image
Image Credits: Pinterest

You would have needed to rotate the image by 180 degrees to spot the face and look at the left side. Did you get it on your own? How long did it take you? Let us know in the comments below! Also, here are some more such puzzles you may like: