Optical Illusion: Can you spot the owl hiding in this image in less than 30 seconds?

Challengers have been perplexed by the mind-bending optical illusion, as it is difficult to locate the owl hidden in this image in less than 30 seconds.

This artwork depicts a gorgeous wooded setting with a concealed owl.

Sometimes you'll see something and be so perplexed that you'll have to rub your eyes and look again. Perhaps you were duped by an optical illusion.

Optical illusions are visuals or images that appear to us to be different than they are.

It's thought to arise when our eyes send information to our brains that causes us to perceive something that isn't actually there.

"Illusion" is derived from the Latin word illudere, which means "to mock."

"Most owls are nocturnal and hunt at night," according to the Owls Trust. At dusk, they can be observed hunting.