You have 20/20 vision if you can spot the owl hiding in this tree in the brain-twisting optical illusion | The Sun

YOU might just have 20/20 vision if you can spot the hidden owl camouflaged in this tree.

The nocturnal bird is almost unidentifiable as it blends in perfectly with its surroundings.

But if you are to look hard enough and close enough, you might just be able to spot the owl hidden amongst the tree bark.

It's feathers blend in perfectly with the rest of the tree trunk but the sharpest of eyes will eventually be able to spot its head and facial features.

The image was captured by eagle-eyed, Florida-based photographer Larry Lynch, having spotted the bird hiding in a tree near his home.

He said: "I felt very excited and relieved that the image turned out so well.

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"The lighting set-up for this photo shoot was complicated.

"We were shooting in the dark, so we needed a main light source to act as the sun and a fill light to open up or lighten harsh shadows created by the main flash.

"This is the same technique that is sometimes used in a portrait photography studio.

"I have learned a lot about these beautiful birds in the last couple of years so I think there's a very good chance I will be able to use the knowledge gained to locate and photograph another nest in the future."

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The type of owl hiding in the image is an Eastern Screech Owl, which is notoriously small – making it even harder to spot.

And as it proves in the photo, this bird effectively uses its camouflage among the bark of deciduous trees to avoid detection.

However, if you aim your attention towards the centre of the image, you might be able to spot a pair of eyes looking back at you.

Coupled with a pair of ears and a beak, the face of the owl can quickly be identified.

However, it is just the head which is on show.

It appears that the owl has found itself a hole to sit in but has decided to leave its head poking out.

If you focus your attention on this part of the tree, you should be able to spot it.

If you've succeeded, then you might just have 20/20 vision after defeating the mind-boggling optical illusion.

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If you want to try your luck with other brain teasers, then have a go at finding the hidden umbrella in this slick city scene.

Alternatively, try and see if you can find the hidden ghost in this room full of people in under 11 seconds.

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