The Mola Mola Fish
The mola mola fish is one of the largest bony fish in the world. It’s also called the Ocean Sunfish, which many megalophobes may consider too kind a name for a fish of that size. Adults generally weigh between 540 to 2,200 pounds.
However, the heaviest one recorded weighed a whopping 6,0489 pounds, which is more than the full starting lineup of an American football team. Megalophobes everywhere will be glad to know that the mola mola prefers feeding on jellyfish, small fish, eelgrass, and crustaceans.
Not Your Ordinary Wind
When looking at this picture, it’s very easy to miss the wind turbines on the right-hand side. Do you see them now? Now, look at the tornado on the left. In comparison, the wind turbines look like playthings.
With an average wind turbine being about 280 ft (80 meters), it’s scary to think about the actual height of that tornado. Indeed, Mother Nature is a force to be reckoned with. One thing’s certain, though: whoever took this picture can teach us a thing or two about being brave.
Dwarfed by a Tree
Humans can create huge objects and structures, but can we outdo Mother Nature? Apparently, not. This gigantic tree was found on a beach in La Push, a small community in Washington State.
The tree probably fell off a cliff and was carried by the water. Now, that’s what you call driftwood. The washed-up tree is over 200 ft long and 13 ft around the trunk. This tree was one of the dozens of trees washed up on the beach.
Not a Dementor
Potterheads everywhere are familiar with what dementors look like and what dreadful creatures they are. This massive thing floating in the sky certainly looks like a dementor. Looking more closely, one can see that it’s a kite shaped like a squid.
Megalophobe or not, anyone would be scared if they saw this thing floating above their house. Pictures like this help us better understand why some people have megalophobia.
Tip of the Iceberg
Imagine waking up one morning and seeing a massive iceberg behind your house. A bit scary, right? This is a photo of an enormous iceberg captured as it floated past a Greenland house.
You don’t comprehend how massive the iceberg truly is until you look at the house in front of it. It really puts the size into perspective. When we think about the rest of the iceberg that’s underwater, we realize that it’s perfectly normal to be scared by this view.
Putting Things in Perspective
If you’re scientifically-inclined, your first thought may be that this is a picture of something being viewed under the microscope. However, it’s not. This is an image of the sun, and Mercury is that tiny black dot in front of it.
That gives you chills, doesn’t it? Mercury has a radius of 1,516 miles (2,439 km). That it’s only a black dot in front of the sun shows how big the sun is.
Like the Empire State Building
When you’re on a supercarrier, it’s easy to forget how big it is. And this photo is proof of that. It’s even scarier when you remember that a good portion of the ship is underwater.
The ship in this photo measures about 1092 ft (333 meters), making it nearly as long as the Empire State Building is tall. It weighs approximately 97,000 tons and can carry more than 80 aircrafts.
Ziplining? Maybe Another Day!
Godzilla is one of the more popular film franchises based on a giant monster spawned from the waste of nuclear tests. There are millions of Godzilla fans worldwide, and in Japan, there’s a theme park with several attractions, including a life-sized Godzilla head replica.
In the park, they provide an exciting ziplining experience that involves ziplining into Godzilla’s cave-like mouth. We believe we’re on the same page with megalophobes everywhere when we say we’ll have to pass on that one.
Art in Venice
There are many ways to increase awareness, and Lorenzo Quinn sure chose one of the creepiest ways to do so. The hands were made to serve as a reminder of the rising sea levels that threaten Venice and other coastal cities worldwide.
Luckily, the art fixture in Venice was temporary. We can only imagine how megalophobes in the city would have felt looking at it.
Too Big to Take Home
Whales are the biggest animals on Earth. Sometimes, it may be hard to wrap our heads around just how big they are. This picture sure helps us to understand how massive these sea creatures are.
This is a picture of the spinal column of a whale. That dog may be trying to take a bone home, but we’re sure the poor thing will realize that it’s a futile endeavor.
Mount Fuji, Japan
This photo may look photoshopped, but we assure you that it’s not. This is a picture of Mount Fuji with the city, Fujinomiya at its base. Mount Fuji is located in Japan, and, standing at 12,388 ft (776 meters), it’s the tallest peak in Japan.
Mount Fuji is the result of volcanic activity that began approximately 100,000 years ago. There are a few towns and villages near the mountain, and we can imagine the residents of these places being in a constant state of awe. We’re awed too, but we’re not sure we’d like to live so close.
Huge, Enormous Anchors
There are some enormous ships out there, and as you’ve guessed, ships of that magnitude need equipment of a correlating size. Do you want to see what we mean? Take a look at the anchor in this picture. Massive, right? At first glance, we totally overlooked the men in the picture.
You can’t blame us; they look so tiny. Those doll-like men are actually real-sized people standing on top of an anchor. These chains are important to anchor ships at sea and prevent them from drifting aimlessly. Although we know how important these chains are, it doesn’t make them any less terrifying.
The Mirny Mine
If you think this is just a huge hole in the ground, look again. This is the Mir mine, also called the Mirny mine, and it’s an open pit diamond mine located in Mirny, Russia. The mine is more than 1640 ft (500 meters) deep and has a diameter of about 3,940 ft (1,200 meters).
The town in the picture surrounds this vast pit, and we can only imagine what it feels like to live near such an enormous hole in the ground. It may be terrifying, but the diamonds may make it worth it.
The Great Redwood Trees
Those living near Muir Woods, once named Redwood Canyon, must be familiar with the enormous redwood trees there. The trees are about 250 ft, approximately the height of a six-foot person, stacked head to toe 40 times.
Further north, these redwood trees can grow as high as 379 ft, which is 74 ft taller than the Statue of Liberty. In this picture, the woman standing next to the redwood tree looks so minuscule. It’s a wonder how she still keeps her cool.
A Not-So-Scary Tornado
Here’s another picture of a tornado. However, unlike the previous one, this tornado is just one mile away. The pictured tornado was an EF1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. An EF1 tornado has wind speeds between 86 and 110 miles per hour.
The lady standing so close to such a tornado is braver than most. Only someone with a daredevil attitude would do that. And to think she looks so calm and poised, like it’s just another day out in the sun.
Giant in the Fog
Again, this picture isn’t photoshopped. It’s also not the poster of a horror film — it’s very real. As if the ship’s sheer size isn’t doing a good enough job of intimidating us, there’s a fog surrounding it, too. The fog makes the gigantic ship look even creepier.
Ships are great, but they can be terrifying, too. The largest ship ever made was called the Seawise Giant, and it had a length of 1,504 ft (458.45 meters), longer than the height of many of the world’s tallest buildings.
Ocean or Land Mass?
At first glance, this picture looks like something straight out of an end-of-the-world movie. It’d definitely fit perfectly into one of 2012’s scenes. Contrary to what you may think, what you see in the background isn’t a tsunami but a mountain.
This is a picture of Mount Kazbek (or Mount Kazbegi) on the Russian-Georgian border. Standing at about 16,520 ft (5,034 meters), Mount Kazbek is one of the highest peaks in Russia and the third highest in Georgia. We must admit that once we remove the fear the size of this mountain instills in us, the scenery looks beautiful.
The Bagger 288
This excavator is so much bigger than it appears. This is a picture of the Bagger 288, a bucket wheel excavator or mobile strip mining machine. Measuring around 721 ft (220 meters), the Bagger 288 weighs 13,500 tons and is dubbed the world’s largest and heaviest land vehicle.
This monstrous machine was designed over five years, and it took five years to assemble. It cost about $100 million to build it. Did you notice how tiny the people in front are? It’s easy to get chills just by looking at the entire picture.
A Large Arthropod
This is probably something straight out of the nightmare of a megalophobe. It’s a Japanese spider crab, and it’s known to have the largest known leg span of any arthropod. These spider crabs can grow up to 12 ft (3.7 meters) and weigh 44 pounds (19 kg).
Japanese spider crabs have been listed as an endangered species due to overfishing. They live in the waters around Japan and are fished and eaten in many places around the island nation. Although they look intimidating, these sea creatures are pretty much harmless.
The Moon and Saturn
Here’s another picture of a planet in our solar system. The big, conspicuous body in front is the moon, and Saturn is the small-looking planet behind it. Although Saturn is 20 times larger than the moon, the fact that it is 3,000 times further away from us than the moon makes it look so small.
This picture reminds us how insignificant we are compared to the rest of the universe. If we were placed right in front of Saturn, we’d definitely be hard to spot from a distance.
Choosing the Zoo
Can you see it? The school bus’s size pales in comparison to the size of both haul trucks, and it looks like a model bus next to them. Even the tires of the haul trucks are bigger than the school bus!
This is one of the reasons why we’d rather have a field trip to the zoo. We know a field trip to the mine can be just as fun, but seeing things like this will surely scare us.
A Volcanic Eruption
On March 27th, 1980, Mount St. Helens volcano erupted. The eruption was the most deadly and most economically destructive event in the recored history of the United States. Not only did it break several records, but it also greatly affected the world’s climate.
The eruption created an ash cloud over 80,000 ft (15 miles) high and caused the greatest landslide ever recorded. This picture may not do the event enough justice, but we’re still terrified and awed.
The Big Hands
If you ever go to Vietnam, check out the beautiful and fascinating Golden Bridge near Da Nang. The pedestrian bridge is 150 meters long, designed to connect the cable car station with the gardens and provide a scenic overlook.
The bridge was recently opened in 2018 and is supported by two gigantic hands. To put things in perspective, look at the building on the left. Indeed, the bridge is massive!
Worse than a Tornado
So far, we’ve seen a few pictures of tornadoes and found them terrifying. But tornadoes aren’t as terrifying as waterspouts. The waterspout in this picture is a tornadic waterspout, which are tornadoes that form over water or move from land to water.
This picture was taken in Clearwater, Florida, and we have nothing but respect for the photographer who took this picture. Waterspouts are quite common in Florida, but luckily, they don’t do much damage since people live far away from the shore.
Home Depot’s Skeleton
This giant skeleton was put up at Home Depot, and we have many questions. The most important question is — why? Why would they create this monstrosity? We’d seriously like to know their thought process.
It’d make fantastic Halloween decor, but there’s great decor that doesn’t have a scary size. We’re sure many people love the size of this skeleton and would be proud to have it in front of their homes.
Drifting in Space
Many of us have dreamt of space travel. The idea of just floating in space was an appealing one. But this picture makes it seem more like a nightmare. The thought of drifting all alone in the darkness and emptiness of space doesn’t seem as appealing anymore.
The person captured in this photo is a NASA astronaut, Bruce McCandless II. He’s the first person to complete an untethered spacewalk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit. The only thing keeping him alive in this picture is his spacesuit.
King Albert’s or Rapunzel’s?
It’s easy to mistake this tower for one in a Disney movie. In fact, it looks very much like Rapunzel’s tower, the one she lets down her hair from. However, this is a picture of King Albert’s tower in Somerset, England.
You get an idea of how truly gigantic this tower is when you look at the person standing at the bottom. The tower is about 160 ft (49 meters) tall and has existed since the early 1770s.
Weird Shape and Size
If you think this is photoshopped, we assure you that you’re not the only one. The clouds look so unreal and creepy. Unfortunately, the clouds are real. Terrifying, creepy, and real.
The clouds aren’t only scary because of their size but because of their shape, too. This kind of cloud was only classified as a new kind of cloud in 2017. So, if you’re sailing and you see clouds like these, fret not. You’re perfectly safe.
Not an Ordinary Kangaroo
Kangaroos are generally viewed as cute, hopping animals. The fact that they have pouches where their young ones are kept and allowed to grow makes them seem even cuter. But not all kangaroos are cute and friendly.
This is a picture of a gigantic kangaroo that’s 6.5 ft tall (two meters). We find its height scary enough, but the fact that this enormous animal was stalking this town is beyond horrifying. If we lived in this place, we wouldn’t think twice about leaving and finding a new haven.
The Beauty of Art
The Orlando Power Station in Soweto, Johannesburg, was constructed in 1935. The power station was operational until 1998, and in 2008, it was transformed into an entertainment and business center. The neglected cooling towers have become a popular tourist spot for adrenaline enthusiasts.
We’d pass on the bungee jumping, pendulum swimming, and the other extreme sports available there. However, we can appreciate how beautiful the artworks on the cooling towers are.
The Empire State Building
Built from 1930-1931, the Empire State Building is one of the most famous symbols of New York City and the US at large. The name of the building is derived from “Empire State,” the nickname of the city of New York.
This photo was taken from New Jersey, and the building seems so much creepier and more daunting next to the tiny houses below it. Although the Empire State Building doesn’t make the list of the top five tallest buildings in the world, its size is still pretty scary.
The Dragon’s Eye
At first glance, this looks like the giant eye of a monstrous animal. However, It’s not. This is Lancanshire’s Dragon Eye stone mine in England. It’s not hard to see why this mine was named thus.
Local residents closely guard the Dragon’s Eye cave, and you can only access it through a window on the floor. Its location is only known to a few urban explorers, which sits well with us, as it further reduces our chances of visiting.
Reality or Illusion?
This picture is one of those that can instill a mixture of awe and terror. It’s a thing of nightmares for thalassophobes (people who have a phobia of deep bodies of water). This picture depicts the underwater waterfall in the island country of Mauritius.
It seems the water on the ocean’s surface is cascading into the depths, like a waterfall underneath the water. However, that’s just an optical illusion. In reality, the “waterfall” is only salt and silt deposits. The water isn’t as deep as it appears and is perfectly safe for swimming.
Keep the Props
Film studios usually keep the props they use when making a movie. Besides the props costing them a lot of time and money, they might need to use them again. However, the studio behind Redwood didn’t get the memo.
They left behind a statue prop after producing the horror movie Redwood in 2017. The statue was kept inside Emil Becker’s mausoleum in Maciejowa, Poland. If the size alone isn’t enough to give you nightmares, the face and body of this creature should do it.
Great Sand Dunes
Namibia has great, awe-inspiring locations. In Deadvlei, which is near the more famous Sossusvlei, there are some extraordinary dunes. The site where this picture was taken is popular among photographers, and we can see why.
It’s often said that Deadvlei has the tallest dunes in the world. The dunes here can reach up to 380 meters. The biggest sand dune in Deadvlei is called “Big Daddy,” and it’s about 1,149 ft (350 meters) high.
A Great Statue
Here’s a picture of a big statue. This one’s called the Sendai Daikannon, located in Sendai, Japan. The Sendai Daikannon is the tallest statue of a deity in Japan and the fifth-tallest statue in the entire world.
The statue is over 330 ft (100 meters) tall and was made to represent the gem-bearing Nyoirin Kannon, a Japanese rendition of the Buddhist bodhisattva associated with compassion. We know we’d be scared if we lived near this statue and had to see it daily.
Dwarfed by a Clock Tower
Big Ben used to be the biggest clock tower in the world. That spot is now occupied by the clock tower in this picture: the Makkah Royal Clock Tower. The Makkah Royal Clock Tower is located in Saudi Arabia, specifically in Abraj Al Bait, a seven-tower complex owned by the government of Saudi Arabia.
The clock tower is a truly massive one. We have no idea how anyone could look up at this impressive architecture and not be completely in awe.
Brutus the Crocodile
Meet Brutus, an 80-year-old giant crocodile from Australia. Owing to his uncommonly large size, Brutus has become a local celebrity loved by many. He’s a saltwater crocodile that is about 18 ft (5.5 meters) long.
This picture does put his size to scale. According to reports, he’s the fifth biggest croc ever recorded, weighing a ton. With big crocs like Brutus around, all we can say is to take extra care when going in the water.
Stranded in Newcastle
If you think two pictures were merged into one here, think again. This is just one picture; the top half is of a ship, and the bottom half shows a few buildings and greenery. Taking in the whole picture is bound to send chills down your spine.
The ship in the upper half of the picture is the MV Anthea, formerly known as the Pasha Bulker. The picture was taken when the bulk carrier was stranded off Nobby Beach in Newcastle. The people present on the beach that day would have been terrified. We know we would have been.
More Than the Tip
When we showed you the enormous size of an iceberg, we mentioned how much bigger it may be when we consider the submerged part of the iceberg. This picture shows us the submerged portion of this iceberg.
The water’s so clear that we can look through it and see the true size of the iceberg. The water’s transparency allowed the photographer to take a picture to see almost the bottom of the iceberg. It looks like it goes on for miles.
The Glory Hole
This spillway is located in Monticello Dam, California, and can adequately be described as magnificent but terrifying. It’s technically known as the “Morning Glory Spillway,” although it’s usually called “The Glory Hole.”
Spillways are used to pass floodwater safely when a reservoir is full. This spillway swallows water at 48,000 cubic ft per second, emptying through an enormous concrete pipe. Can you imagine how terrifying it would be to be balanced on that spillway’s edge? We’d also rather not imagine.
The Hills of Lochaber
Scotland is one of those countries known for its beautiful scenery. However, megalophobes may argue that this scenery is more scary than beautiful. This part of Scotland is known as Lochaber, located west of the Scottish Highlands.
This place is located just under Lochness, home to the Loch Ness Monster herself. Thankfully, the Loch Ness monster is missing in this picture. The hills in this picture seem almost surreal, and we can only imagine what it would feel like to live nearby.
Not Your Average Salt Mine
There’s a salt mine located in Slănic, Prahova County, Romania. It was opened in 1686. Although it’s now closed for extraction purposes, it’s open to visitors. The salt mine is buried more than 656 ft (200 meters) underground, and the ceiling measures approximately 180 ft (55 meters).
The mine features a microclimate with natural air conditioning and constant temperature and atmospheric pressure. The mine may not look big until you spot the people in the left corner. They look like ants. The sheer size of this mine just blows us away!
A Bigger, Larger Brother
If the Statue of Liberty was a child with a bigger elder brother, it would be this statue. Called the “Statue of Unity,” this statue is the world’s largest statue, and it’s located near Kevadia in the state of Gujarat, India.
The statue is approximately 600 feet (182 meters) tall and was built in 2018. It was built in honor of an Indian statesman and independence activist. With a statue this size, it’s safe to say no one will be forgetting this guy any time soon.
The Floodwater Cathedral
We bet any cathedral you’ve ever been to wasn’t close to being as big as this one. This is a picture of the Floodwater Cathedral in the city of Tokyo. The building is hidden 72 ft (22 meters) underground and is designed to protect Tokyo from floods.
In the rainy season, the waterways and rivers often overflow, and the flood tunnels provide a great defense against that. Although this structure isn’t an actual cathedral, it looks like one. This cavern’s size can be seen when you look at the people inside it.
There are many films and pieces of literature that talk about the world being a simulation or us living in a video game. Could it be true? Scrolling through these images, you may think there is something to this theory. Here are some times real life definitely looked like it didn’t render properly.
Two Become One
This person just so happened to capture the shadow of another tree overlapping this leafless tree to make it look like it’s in full bloom, or living up to its full tree potential.
Walking Through the Door
Sometimes when it comes to museums and exhibits, the places housing them can get a little creative. At this observatory in Switzerland, they did just that, and it ended up making this image look very unique.
This certainly looks like someone opened the door through this landscape, and was invited to tour backstage areas or even enter another dimension. In truth, they were just going into an underwater observatory to take a look at some lake life.
Anyone who has a pet knows that they can sometimes get super attached to you and will not leave you alone for one second. This often leads to them sitting outside your bathroom staring in through the shower doors.
For this pup, it led to a pretty cool picture that made him look like he was made of pixels because of the glass door’s pattern. If you didn’t know that, however, you would think this is a poorly rendered canine.
Hole in the Sky
Clouds have been a source of wonder for centuries. Sometimes we stare at them and try to make images of them, and other times they form some pretty odd sites themselves. Take, for instance, this hole in the sheet of clouds.
The fact that the cloud cover is so light and continuous, but with one little hole in it, kind of makes it looks like someone peeked in to see if everything was going okay in our simulation.
Taking a Trip
Cleaning up a car accident on city roads can sometimes take quite a bit of time. It’s often done in phases, which means that occasionally you might find a spare piece of the car just lying around for a bit.
In this case, because this bumper must have been the last piece to be collected. When this person took the picture, it definitely looked like there was a car coming out of nowhere.
A Thin Wall
We don’t know about you, but if we were driving past this strange building, we’d want to pull over and take a picture too. From a distance, this looks like one thin sheet of windows with no building behind it.
However, when you get closer to it, there is a whole building there. It is just super thin and designed in a way that is quite unnerving and a little trippy.
Nature does pretty amazing things, but sometimes we can’t see them unless we view them from above. That means those that are up in some sort of plane often get the best views. Take, for instance, this look at eastern Colorado from above.
The fact that the snow has melted and, due to the wind, blown into some pretty unique designs gives this landscape an almost 3D-like feel. The shadows created by the ice on the roofs of these structures have created this interesting optical illusion.
Are They There?
There are a lot of optical illusions that happen because of nature. There are some places in the world where the sun shines directly overhead, giving objects a very unrealistic look. Take, for example, these barricades.
This picture was taken in Hawaii. The sun was hitting these barricades at just the right angle to give them an almost photoshopped or poorly rendered video game look. Looking at this photo, one might think that the barricades were added to the photo after it was taken.
When you’re rendering out things, there are tons of settings that you have to play with. One of them is called rendered distance. If this isn’t done right, it may appear that things are floating in the air or highly pixelated.
Because of this optical illusion, it definitely looks like this ship is hovering above the sea instead of floating on the gentle waves. It’s amazing that this person actually caught this, and we appreciate them sharing it.
Atmospheric disturbances can change the look of clouds very easily. However, when you’re within a city, all the clouds will generally look the same when it comes to fluffiness and form.
This person was able to catch an image where it definitely looks like someone’s photo was poorly rendered, or had begun to use Photoshop to blur out some of the clouds. These mismatched clouds would certainly make most of us take a second glance.
Sometimes during the winter, when ice begins to form, lakes begin to rise. While they eventually will settle back down, you may wind up with something that kind of looks like this. These ice chunks look like they’re floating in between the trees.
This is because the water level was at that spot when it reached freezing temperatures, and as the water subsided, it was left there hanging around. This definitely looks like a glitch if you weren’t aware of the natural occurrences happening to create this effect.
Check Out This Tree
Light can play tricks on our perception, depending on how it hits certain things. Sometimes, it can even lead to a person thinking that their vision is a little blurred when they look at objects close together and with varying colors.
This tree is a perfect example of that, and even the tree next to it has the same effect. Upon first glance, we can understand why people might think this is a poorly rendered tree.
Where’s the Rest of the Cup?
This cup is definitely strange and seems like an optical illusion playing tricks on our mind. The reflection makes the cup look like it is taller than it is, giving it the look of a cup coming straight from the table.
In reality, it’s just a trick of shadow and light. It definitely does remind us of a half-rendered cup which could be kind of funny, especially if you’re stressed out like this person was about a final exam.
Art often imitates life. Since so much of our lives are spent around the computer, it’s not shocking that someone might design a park with a bit of a pixelated look.
Though we’re not sure if that was the intention, it’s definitely what happens when you look at the tree outline with the grass. The grass that is growing in the bricks gives it that 2D pixel old-school game feel to it.
Nature can create some pretty amazing optical illusions. These perfectly-timed wonders of nature can be caught thanks to the fact we all carry a camera in our pockets nowadays. This person’s quick photography skills helped capture this mind-boggling image.
This image of the Charles River definitely looks like it is two different pictures that have been photoshopped together. Even though it’s not photoshopped together, it still definitely looks like two separate images.
Watch Your Step
If you’ve ever traveled in Europe, and are into history, you will see more than your fair share of churches. While most of them have stunning architecture and beautiful artwork, some like this cathedral, have some pretty unique interior design pieces.
This picture definitely looks like this floor was not properly rendered, and then if you just take one wrong step you might fall into some sort of abyss. This optical illusion only adds to the church’s unique design.
There are some beautiful gardens throughout the world that are considered truly exceptional landscapes. Sometimes, because of the way that they are cut during the fall season, they may give off a half-rendered look.
A perfect example of this is this special line of trees that are creating strange boundaries on this road. We are sure that in the spring and summer that these look amazing, but right now, it just looks like some sort of transparent background.
One of the key features of any type of adventure game is an image of the world map. Depending on how much detail you put into it, this can take quite a bit of time to construct.
In this image, however, it definitely looks like someone has been slacking on the creation of the world map.The way these clouds cut off in an almost straight line makes it look like part of the map rendered, and the other part is still under construction.
There are certain places and times of the year where the sky is the most brilliant shade of blue. This color has inspired many different people, painters, and architects alike. So we can understand why the person who painted this church opted for this unique shade of blue.
However, because of the coloring and the perfect match to the sky, it definitely looks like a 3D image that hasn’t quite finished rendering the textures and colors of the model.
Sometimes, when you are playing a video game, you may find that there are boundaries put up that you have to break down to get to the next level. In real life, there are boundaries as well, but typically they look way more real than this one.
The fencing, mixed with the imagery behind it, definitely makes it look like it was a poorly designed render that is trying to be 3D but is truly 2D.
It’s no wonder that sometimes, with our world being more and more technologically dependent, interior designers would opt to use computer graphics as inspiration for their designs. The design of these chairs will have you feeling like you’ve been transported into an actual video game.
These polygon-like chairs and tables look like a poorly designed graphic in the Tetris video game or a mock-up that just didn’t render properly. Either way, we are not sure how comfortable these chairs are actually going to be.
No Glitch Here
When you look at this temple with the naked eye, it is easy to see why people might think that this is a poorly rendered glitch in the matrix. In actuality, however, this is not a glitch at all but the intended design.
This temple in Ahmedabad is crafted with these uniquely designed pillars that lend it a crazy optical illusion-like effect. We don’t know about you, but we would love to see it in person to see if it’s really that exaggerated, or if this traveler just got the right angle.
Sometimes, when graphic designers are rendering at low settings, they may just render a mock model without any color or texture. This saves them time so that they can ensure that their overall design is perfect for their project.
That is what this house located in Germany reminds us of. There are so many questions we have when looking at this strangely colored house. We wonder what the neighbors think about this unique addition to their neighborhood.
If you’ve ever used a design program to create something in a 3D environment, you may have experienced a time where everything generated perfectly except for one group of pixels. This can be very frustrating.
It seems that this may have been what happened to whoever created the sky in this situation because there is a giant black box floating in midair. We’re definitely not sure what happened here, or what that is, but it does open up some major questions about reality.
Something’s Not Right
Sometimes, because of the angle you shoot an image at, it creates a forced perspective or optical illusion-like effect. This can play tricks with our brains and make us wonder if something is not quite right.
That is what happened to this person who took an image of this truck canopy that definitely looks like it’s floating and testing the known laws of reality. While it may have just been the angle at which the photo was taken, we would still be a bit puzzled to see this in our driveway.
A Little Off
Rendering something out as a 3D model can be challenging. There are often minor glitches when trying to create an image using a graphic design program. Take, for instance, this candle that clearly looks like someone’s render settings were a little off causing the flame to end up in the wrong location.
Why this flame is floating on top of the wax and not over the wick is beyond us, but it is definitely not a poorly rendered image – it is just a fluke of nature.
Skin and Pixel
If you’re looking for a healthy snack, having a nice juicy apple is always a good choice. Everybody eats their apples differently, and some like to peel all the skin off before they bite into the flesh to enjoy that sweet juiciness.
This person knows that when they did this, they ended up with an apple that looks like it has a bit of a pixelation problem. It could definitely be a part of one of those older The Sims video games.
How this building stands is one of the many questions that come to mind when you see this image. Not only does it look like it is a straight line of windows that peers into a building in another reality, but it’s also super thin.
In fact, this building is built with a triangular design. This means that if you take an image at a specific angle, it looks like it is a one-sided building without any other sides or features.
Often, when museums and other historical sites are doing renovations, they will put up canvases that look like the objects behind them. Some of these are really well done, and others maybe not so much so.
We’re not sure if this is what happened in this mosque in Istanbul, but it definitely looks like these pillars are covered, or they decided to use low settings when it comes to rendering these very angular pillars.
Measurements Were Off
Everybody wants their building to stand out on the skyline in order to get more attention to their business. That’s why architects often go for abstract designs that catch the eye, like this building for example.
When you first look at this image, you might think there was a rendering error or simply that the developer ran out of a bit of money and had to work with what they had completed.
In graphic design, shadows are usually light and flow with the form that they are mimicking. Occasionally, because of various natural phenomena, you might wind up with shadows that look a little like this.
This definitely looks like a low-grade render issue as the shadows are still fading in color, but are in blocks rather than smooth lines and shapes. It gives this freshly snow-covered ground a bit of a unique look.
Sometimes, when you’re rendering, you may wind up with color striations from poor computing power. When you look at this image, that is definitely what it looks like happened, though we’re sure it has something to do with a different type of striation.
This tide line in New Zealand shows the levels of water as the tide begins to ebb and flow. It does look a little manufactured because of the straightness of those striations.
In order to make a lot of delicious treats from potatoes, you will need to peel them. There is a wide range of different peelers, and each one will leave you with a different-looking result.
This particular peeler just happened to give you a bit of a pixelated feel. We’re not sure what type of peeler this is, but this image looks like there were issues rendering out the final product.
How’d That Get There?
Even with the best intentions and most carefully laid out designs, glitches can happen when you’re looking to render a 3D model. When glitches happen, things get placed in the wrong spot. That could be what has happened in this scene.
Or, it could just be that this park’s landscape architect decided that they didn’t want to move this giant boulder and instead worked around it, creating this unique bench presentation.
If we’re being truthful, we’re not sure what is wrong with these trees, but they definitely look like they didn’t render properly. Maybe these are new trees, and they haven’t quite been unwrapped yet to reveal the beauty underneath.
Or maybe these are just abstract pieces of art. Either way, it’s a bizarre image, and we’re intrigued to know what exactly is going on with these wrapped trees. What do you think is going on here?
When it comes to laying bricks, builders use a pretty straightforward pattern of simple lines offset from each other. However, it seems like maybe this bricklayer got a little creative, or there’s something rippling in the matrix.
Perhaps they chose this design because there was some damage to the wall that had to be fixed at a later date. Whatever the reason, when you look at this, it definitely looks like there are waves moving in the brickwork.
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, pieces go missing when you create a 3D model. This may be a glitch or computer error, or it could be because you had the wrong settings. Either way, when the end result is done, you wind up with something that looks like this.
Of course, we’re sure that’s not what happened. In fact, we’re confident that this was a specific design intended to give the building a one-of-a-kind look.
Fake or Not?
The sun does many amazing things. Not only does it offer us vitamin D, but it also gives us light and so many other things. It also can create some issues when it comes to optical illusions and makes us doubt our reality.
When directly above something that is standing straight up, there are times during the day that the sun will cause you to question whether this is a photoshopped piece of equipment or a low-quality rendering.
Windows to Nowhere
In order to save energy, and to keep their people comfortable, many buildings have chosen to use darkened windows that reflect light more. This reflection often leads to images like this one.
When you look at these windows, you simply think that you’re looking through them and that there is no building behind them. What is actually happening is that the reflection of the sun on those windows is playing tricks with your mind.
Just like in the human world, there are diseases that affect plants. These effects can range from poor growth to unique color distribution throughout the leaves of the plant. This plant has one of those diseases that plays with the chlorophyll levels in the leaves.
That is why these leaves look like they are pixelated and not really rendered well. Hopefully, someone can help this tree get over this issue.
A Little to the Left
When you look at this tree, most of you will automatically see the issue. It definitely looks like the top of the tree is rendered differently than the bottom of the tree. This is just another example of how nature is so fascinating.
We’re not sure what happened to this tree. At some point, something happened where it needed to figure out how to keep growing even with the disruption of its processing. The tree must have developed some way to keep growing, giving us this unique-looking sight.
When a supermarket is being constructed, one thing that has to be included in the design is a shopping cart collection area. Just because it’s a simple area doesn’t mean that the company behind the store doesn’t want it to look interesting.
That’s what happened in this case. Whatever design they chose to use created the illusion that the word “carts” is just floating in midair.
Sometimes it’s not so much the design of a building, but how they choose to paint it that lends to a bit of an optical illusion. In this building’s case, it’s both the design and the paint job making people think that it’s a poorly rendered model.
When you look at this, it definitely looks like something is off. In reality, it’s just because of the weird angle of the windows and that they chose to paint the walls solid gray.
Color Rendering Takes Time
Flying at night can be very cool, especially if you have a window seat. This allows you to stare out at the lit-up landscape below you and imagine what is going on in the city streets below.
When there’s cloud cover, though, sometimes the distortion of those lights creates this effect that almost looks like a city waiting to be formed. It’s still pretty cool, just a little eerier than what we may have wanted.
Sometimes when you take a picture of something with a mass of shapes that are all similar and forced together in small areas, the resulting image can begin to play tricks with your eyes. Most of the time, this equates to you thinking that you have lost some sort of focus.
This tree does that because of the variation of colors and the similarity in shapes all clustered together. We can understand why somebody might be checking their glasses or their camera focus when they see this image.