Optical illusion leaves Faroe Island lake distorted

Camera trickery makes Lake Sorvagsvatn look hundreds of feet higher than it is

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Optical illusion lake Faroe Islands

Camera trickery and beautiful scenery has left us puzzled looking at the stunning Lake Sorvagsvatn in the Faroe Islands.

Jan Egil Kristiansen (above) and Foroyar22 (below) have posted photos of the lake on their Flickr accounts, showing just how clever the optical illusion is.

Glancing at the photo above you would naturally assume that the lake is sitting on a cliff top hundreds of feet above the ocean.

Optical illusion lake Faroe Islands

But according to the Huffington Post, the lake is actually only 90 feet above the ocean but the steepness of the cliff and the angle of the photo means your eye tricks you into believing the gap is far more than it actually is.

Lake Sørvágsvatn is the biggest lake in the Faroes and is found on the island of Vágar.

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