Giant squirrel!


The ever wonderful @jbrownridge sent me this lovely image of a huge giant squirrel….


30 comments on “Giant squirrel!

  1. As opposed to a small giant squirrel

    • Garry Boddard says:

      Quiet you. Nobody’s impressed by your facetious comments.

    • Eddie says:

      I am!

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  2. Geodetective says:

    And a car without tires.

  3. Duncan says:

    Something to with forced perspective, but I can’t tell exactly what’s going on here!

  4. Miss Chili says:

    …and the giant squirrel is standing (somehow) on his outstretched hand, forcing perspective so that he is understood to be very strong! 😀

    • Duncan says:

      but you can the squirrel’s hind legs to the right of his hand, and I don’t see how he can be holding the pretzel and be balancing the squirrel on his hand.

    • One Eyed Jack says:

      Look again. The squirrel is standing on the top of a concrete wall. The coloration and texture of the wall make it appear like ground/gravel. The photographer’s arm blocks the edge of the wall and bottom of the car.

      Kudos to the photographer if this was designed and not a fortunate accident.

    • Julia says:

      Thanks Jack! Now I get it.

    • Ken Haley says:

      One Eyed Jack’s right. Otherwise the man’s arm and hand are also way big. I first thought the house, car and everything were models. But no, the wall explanation is better–obviously right. The whole illusion is likely an accident.

    • Miss Chili says:

      Yeah, yeah. I knew this, but my impulse to be sarcastic outweighed my impulse to shut up.

    • Duncan says:

      Thanks Jack 🙂

  5. Anoiya Brown says:


  6. It’s a wall. The squirrel is standing on top of it while the car is parked on the side. The key was hiding the left edge of this wall with the outstreched arm, the pretzel and the squirrel. Lucky shot? 🙂

  7. Looks more like a photo of a small model car…

  8. Jelhel says:

    Took me a while, but I see what’s happening. Really clever photo. Love it.

  9. jerrie dawe says:

    If you are curious about how it is done read the comments below.


  10. Anonymous says:

    I can’t see it, even with your good explanations… any help please ?

  11. Richard says:

    I can’t see it, even if your good explanations, can you help me please ?

    • Richard says:

      * even if your explanations are good

    • James says:

      Picture a five foot tall and one foot wide wall running the length of a driveway. Lay your arm on the wall lengthwise and point at the squirrel which is about a foot away from your hand.

  12. Richard says:

    oh ! Thanks James and others. I have it now. I didn’t “see” the wall correctly!
    Very good! Thanks again!

  13. […] Richard Wiseman posted this wonderful photograph over on his blog . […]

  14. Wow the biggest squirrel in the world.

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