Cloud Face

This isn’t my photo: it was taken by Mark Gray, who lives in the town of Bonavista on the (wait for it) Bonavista Peninsula in Newfoundland and Labrador. That puts him near  Elliston, which is home to a puffin colony for several months out of the year. Puffins!

It also puts him near some spectacular scenery where the land meets the sea and the sky.

This atmospheric piece, as it were, caught my attention not just for its moodiness but also for its devilish face.

Not jumping out at you? Try this.

My thanks to Mark for his permission to use his photo here. If you’d like to see more of his work, you can find him on Twitter at @GrayMarker99.

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6 Responses to Cloud Face

  1. Tom Watson says:


  2. Jim Taylor says:

    I couldn’t see the face, even with your labels. And then suddenly it snapped into focus. But when I tried to concentrate on it, it disappeared again. It’s not really an optical illusion; it has something to do with the wiring in our brains. I’ve had the same thing happen with pictures of Jesus in a Chinese snowbank, and the Shroud of Turin, etc. Now you see it; now you don’t.

    Jim T

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Jim T – I think you’re right. It’s discerned at some level of our subconscious and so is not under our conscious control.

  3. John Whitman says:

    Isabel – it is an ‘off’ day for me because I can’t find the devil either – and I never had a problem finding the devil in the Queen’s hair in the old one dollar bills.
    BTW: I went to Elliston looking for puffins and didn’t see a one. I also went to Witless Bay looking for puffins and didn’t see a one. Witless Bay is supposed to have one of the largest puffin colonies in North America. All I saw there were mosquitoes.
    However, I DID see puffins on the small island just ENE and within shouting distance of the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      John – As Jim T noted, you can’t force it: You see it or you don’t. A friend saw *another* face in the cloud, so there you go. Entirely idiosyncratic.

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