Some people are so good at manipulating and altering images, their fake photos get featured in the most prestigious magazines around the globe! I’ve personally seen most of these pics before and thought “wow, that’s a one in a billion shot!”. Of course, now it turns out that I was a fool to trust my eyes. Still, the craftsmanship, if you can call it that, is incredible, and even though they are fakes, these 15 pictures still look cool AF.
1. “Horse” on a horse?
Can you imagine being born with a birthmark resembling the word “human” across your body? That would really be something special! Too bad there’s no chance of that happening, just like there’s no way a horse would have “horse” on its back, of course, of course. In fact, the photo was digitally manipulated for a “Spell It Out” competition for a Photo Effects Contest.
2. Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor
Now, I personally don’t understand why this photo made such an uproar when it first surfaced, but it’s pretty cool to see Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor in the same shot! Naturally, the photo turned out to be a composite shot made from two separate pictures. The photo of Monroe was taken in 1950 by Ed Clark and the Taylor photo was taken in 1948 by Mark Kauffman.
3. I’m blue da ba dee da ba daa!
A photo of “The Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye, Scotland” hit the internet back in October 2013, and of course, brought a lot of tourists in, only to surprise them with the “usual” gorgeous nature instead of this blue marvel. The original photo was actually of the Shotover River in New Zealand, so the tourists were quite disappointed. And what do people do when they’re sad? They drink! And since this is Scotland… well, you can fill in the blanks.
4. Giant Australian NOPE!
I don’t understand how anyone would think this is a real picture, but then again, there are probably billions of people out there waiting to be tricked. Paul Santa Maria took a picture of a large wolf spider outside of his home and blew it up to monstrous proportions in Photoshop.
5. A perfect house
Known as the ‘Castle House Island’ in Dublin, this is actually just a photo of Thailand’s “James Bond Island” Photoshopped with a portion of Lichtenstein Castle in Germany.