Only Geniuses Can See What’s Wrong With These 6 Photos

We all know that any photo can be edited, but not everyone can spot a fake. A recent study showed that only 60% of people are able to tell real images from fake ones, and even less – 45% – can pinpoint the doctored portion.

Bright Side invites you to find out which category you fall into. To do that, read the questions, and try to find answers in the photos. Then check your guesses with the correct answers, and tell us about your results in the comments section.

1. One or more characters are absent in the real photo. What or who are they?

2. We’ve added a few extra details to this monument. What are they?

3. We have to be honest: you’ve got to be very attentive to see what’s wrong here.

4. Someone is clearly out of place here. Can you guess who?

5. Was the real picture meant to capture the cyclist or the couple?

6. This one has 2 doctored elements. The first one is easy to find. As is the second one...for those who are closely familiar with da Vinci’s works.

Bonus: Find a panda among the bishops.


The original photo was taken during an outbreak of anthrax at the Yamal Peninsula, Russia. The epidemic mostly affected deer, so foxes didn’t have to go through vaccinations. You can figure out that the fox wasn’t really present by its shadow that falls to the left, unlike the shadows of the deer and the vet that fall to the right. Apart from that, the fox’s pelt is too bright, which is more typical of the winter period.


This is the upper part of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel in Paris. The arch is adorned with a quadriga, an ancient chariot that was always drawn by 4 horses. The chariot is a copy of the Horses of Saint Mark, a set of Roman statues dating from the 4th century BC and currently located in Venice.

A tip for those who can’t boast an in-depth knowledge of Parisian architecture is the horses’ legs: they number only 8 in the modified photo, not 12 as it should have been if there were 6 horses.


This is a wedding photo taken at Lake Erhai in the Chinese province of Yunnan. The lake is famous for a large number of seagulls dwelling there, but it doesn’t have any penguins. Another element not found in the original photo is the photographer, which you can gather by looking at the direction of his reflection in the water.


The photo depicts the Transhumance Festival in Madrid, a spectacular event dedicated to livestock farming, which was very important for medieval Spanish economy. For this occasion, thousands of fine-wool Merino sheep are brought to the city. Goats, however, do not participate, even though they are also bred in this country.


This sunflower field was one of the points on the route of this year’s Tour de France cycling race. The shot is meant to capture the cyclist, while the couple was added by one of our photo editors. By the way, the cyclist is Chris Froome who won the race for the 4th time, on which we sincerely congratulate him.


The possibility of an Italian painter portraying a woman (or a man, according to some versions) with green eyes equals zero. Green-eyed people were thought to be related to the devil and even persecuted. Besides, green eyes are uncommon in a mostly brown-eyed Italy.

The second altered element can be identified if you look closely at the neckline of the dress: it has some defects characteristic of a Photoshopped work.


Preview photo credit Wojtek Laski/East News
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