Rabbit Or Duck Optical Illusion

The rabbit or duck is one of the most popular ambiguous optical illusion.

In this illusion, the head of the animal can be either perceived as a rabbit or a duck. The rabbit’s ear and duck’s beak are one for both the animal.

The first duck rabbit illusion appeared in the German Humor magazine named Fliegende Blätter in the year 1892.

Fliegende Bläter Magazine: Rabbit And Duck

Fliegende Bläter Magazine: Rabbit And Duck
Title: Welche Thiere gleichen einander am meisten?
Kaninchen und Ente
(Which animals are most like each other? Rabbit and Duck)
Magazine: Fliegende Blätter
(German humor magazine from 1845-1944)
Issued: October 23, 1892
Country: Germany

Joseph Jastrow: Duck-Rabbit Figure

Joseph Jastrow: Duck-Rabbit Figure
Jastrow’s Duck-Rabbit Figure
Joseph Jastrow (1863-1944),
An American psychologist
Magazine: Popular Science Monthly
Issued: January 1899

Walter Ehrenstein: Full Version Of Rabbit Or Duck Illusion

Walter Ehrenstein: Full Version Of Rabbit Or Duck Illusion
The full version of duck or rabbit illusion
Illustrator: Walter Ehrenstein (1899-1961),
German psychologist
Year: 1930

Ludwig Wittgenstein: Duck Or Rabbit Optical Illusion

Ludwig Wittgenstein: Duck Or Rabbit
Illustrator: Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (1889-1951)
Year: 1953

Roger Shepard: Rabbit Or Duck

Roger Shepard: Rabbit Or Duck
Illustrator: Roger N. Shepard
Book: Mind Insights

A Full Version Of Rabbit And Duck Optical Illusion

A Full Version Of Rabbit And Duck

Duck Rabbit Book

Book Information:

TitleDuck! Rabbit!
AuthorAmy Krouse Rosenthal
IllustratorTom Lichtenheld
GenreChildren’s Picture Book
Reading LevelAge 03-08
PublisherChronicle Books
Published2009
CountryUSA

Duck! Rabbit! is a funny read aloud picture book for children by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Two unseen characters are in dilemma as they argue whether the picture is a rabbit or duck.

The picture of the book is based on the famous classic rabbit or duck ambiguous image optical illusion.

The book was a New York Bestseller for 9 weeks.

The book was awarded winner in picture category…

  • Beehive Awards Picture Book in 2011
  • Grand Canyon Reader Award Picture Book in 2012
Rabbit or duck

Rabbit Or Duck Optical Illusion Cartoons

Rabbit or duck cartoon by Mark Stivers
Cartoonist: Mark Stivers
Year: 2012
Rabbit or duck cartoon by David Kellner
Cartoonist: David Kellner
Country: Austria
Rabbit or duck cartoon by Paul Noth
Title: An Army Lines Up For Battle
Cartoonist: Paul Noth
Publication: New Yorker
Year: December 1, 2014
Rabbit or duck cartoon by Paul Noth
Title: Shadow Puppet
Cartoonist: Paul Noth
Publication: New Yorker
Year: January 17, 2018

The above cartoon features two ambiguous images. They are:

An interesting aspect about this cartoon is that the wife or mother-in-law is performing shadow art of duck or rabbit.


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