A vacation picture featuring four smiling young girls has been viewed 500,000 times on Imgur. The snapshot has left the people of the internet scratching their head as they try to figure out what’s wrong with it.

Upon first glance, the photograph shows four blonde women posing in the sun, clearly enjoying their holiday like regular tourists. However, after more careful examination of the image, it becomes clear that something isn’t quite right.

Imgur user what047 shared the snap online with the caption: ‘It took me forever to find what was wrong here…’ – and it seems the rest of the web is struggling, too.

While the main focus of the photo is clearly the four women – it’s what’s in the background that’s amiss. [Source: Daily Mail]

Perhaps distracted by the four beaming faces in the foreground, viewers aren’t quick to examine what is happening in the background of the photograph, but it is there that the problem lies. If you take a closer look, ever single person walking by, behind the girls in the snap, has the same head.

Someone used their photoshop skills to alter the image, making a creepy change by giving every person in the background the same face. Once you notice it, you won’t be able to “unsee it,” as they say. Each of the nine figures in the background sports a curly head of hair with a neon headband, and internet users have been left shocked by how easy it is to miss the glaring photoshop job.

The comments section on Imgur is chock-full of users discussing what’s amiss in the image, with many of them admitting that they were so distracted by the lady on the left’s derriere that they failed to spot the clones in the background.

I’ll be honest, it took me forever to figure out what was wrong with this picture. Your eye immediately goes to what’s happening in the foreground of the shot, and little mind is paid to the background. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to look at it again without seeing the nine identical heads behind the girls, though.

It’s easy to see why the image is going viral — these things are addicting. Once you figure out what’s really going on in the picture, you feel a little silly for it having taken so long. These optical illusions and puzzles do make a nice distraction from the more heavy-hitting news, which seems to be unfolding on a daily basis. Sometimes, taking a breather from the nitty gritty is necessary for your sanity.

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