Distinguishing a camouflaged animal from its natural habitat can be extremely difficult. And if you’ve followed AWM for any time now, you probably know how much we love to pose such challenges to you. These so-called optical illusions challenge our minds and our eyes to pick out shapes and colors among the grasses and the trees. Camouflage posts are a lot of fun for both you and me.
But this quiz is a bit different. Although it, like many others, includes a hiding cat, this cat is not hiding in its natural habitat. It is among a whole parliament of owls. And if you’re stumped, then you’re not alone. This challenge is tough for most people who take 2 minutes out of their busy days to gaze into the image.
Although this image is an illustration, it still poses a challenging “find the camouflaged animal” task.
And unless you have hawk eyes, you’ll probably need to gaze into the chaos of this picture for a few minutes before you catch the cat among the parliament of owls. And there is nothing to be ashamed of if that is the case for you because this one is certainly not easy to complete.
If you give up, scroll down to see the answer.
While challenges like this require some intuitive thinking, they often need good eyesight. And according to CooperVision, you can improve your vision with practice.
To begin, it is important to eat a healthy diet. With the correct vitamins and minerals, your eyes can get what they need to perform at their best. And this makes sense. If you’re not giving your eyes what they need, how are they supposed to find this cat among the owls?
First, you need to make sure you get Vitamin A and Lutein in your diet. Vitamin A helps by providing rhodopsin, which is critical to helping you see in low light. While this might not affect you much during this visual challenge, it can help you see better on a regular basis – especially if you get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom.
Lutein fundamentally helps your eyesight. According to CooperVision.com: “Lutein is a pigment found in high concentrations in a layer of the retina where pigment-packed cells help shield against excess light. Solid scientific research shows that lutein supplementation aids this process in our eyes to improve vision naturally. Fortunately, lutein is an antioxidant that occurs naturally in fruits and vegetables such as spinach, kale, and Swiss chard.”
So if you get your leafy green vegetables into your diet, you’ll be helping your eyes see better. Now that’s great.
Want to know what foods you need to eat if you want to get the added benefit for your eyes and your ability to see?
Add some foods from the following list to your regular diet to get hawk eye benefits:
Enjoy more collard greens, spinach, kale, and carrots. These are rich in vitamin A and lutein.
Liver is loaded with Vitamin A. And so is cod liver oil. Grandma was right about that!
For some extra lutein eat Swiss chard, zucchini, and Brussels sprouts.
Vitamin A is available in massive quantities in sweet potatoes. Plus, you can eat butter for some as well.
Do you see the cat among the owls?