Dancing Tree Optical Illusion

Dancing Tree Optical Illusion is a snapshot taken of an actual tree. The roots and branches form the figure of a woman dancer or a ballerina. These little sightings are one of mother natures ways of showing us her beauty. Be sure to check out some of the other Tree anomalies on visualfunhouse as well.

This beautiful dancer shows her beauty from inside of these tree branches

This spectacular photo of a tree was taken by Carol Lynn Fraser of Edmonton, AB, Canada.
Carol is a Creative Artist and school teacher: combining photography (subject matter primarily natural, but also electronic), paint (fabric, water color and acrylic), draw in pencil, sew, screen print and make rock jewelry. She also studies ‘Sacred Geometry’ as did Leonardo DaVinci. Carol does most of her work in her studio located on her family farm in a house built by her great grandfather in 1905. The ‘Dancing Tree’ has been pirated continuously on the internet and has been given a variety of titles such as Ballerina Tree, Woman’s tree etc. People have written poetry about it, painted it, used it for advertising, called it fake; some insisting Carol used photoshop to doctor it. I personally recieved an e-mail from Carol assuring me she did not use anything to change the picture from its original form. She said the photo was taken at night using a flash and this is how it turned out. Carol is a naturalist (born and raised) and believes strongly in the Creative process, Nature, and the Interconnectedness of all things. “She hopes everyone enjoys this gift from her and nature. Carol does not claim to be an Artist in the popular sense of the word. She prefers to create in the privacy of her own home, for the pure pleasure of it. She does not aspire to fame nor fortune. She only asks that if you use her photo that she be given full credit for her work. Carol Lynn Fraser, B.Ed


  • this photo is altered / fake.

  • I like your photo of the dancing tree, the one that looks like a female dancer. I am interested in obtaining a printed copy of this picture for my personal use. I don’t want to use this for any other purpose, I just want a picture to put on my work desk. Thanks for your time.

  • How do I go about obtaining a copy of the photo? Thanks.

  • You may contact me via e-mail at iluv2so2@hotmail.com. I would be happy to provide you with a copy of my photo. Please indicate size, name and address where it can be mailed. There is a small fee for this picture.

  • It makes me very sad when someone says this picture is fake. It is a real tree and grew in British Columbia, Canada. The picture has not been altered as it was taken with a cheap point and shoot, and I didn’t have any kind of photo manipulation software at the time. Some folks just can’t accept that nature can and does exist in ways that open our hearts and minds to the wonders often forgotten in childhood. I feel sorry for anyone who thinks this picture is fake….no, I pity you….

  • This is not an Optical Illusion if it is a real picture.

    Yes it looks like a dancer, but it is not an illusion.

  • Ezekiel 17:22-24
    22 “‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I myself will take a shoot from the very top of a cedar and plant it; I will break off a tender sprig from its topmost shoots and plant it on a high and lofty mountain. 23 On the mountain heights of Israel I will plant it; it will produce branches and bear fruit and become a splendid cedar. Birds of every kind will nest in it; they will find shelter in the shade of its branches. 24 All the trees of the forest will know that I the LORD bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish.

  • I am interested in purchasing this photo to use for my yoga information. To me it represents life which is what I am trying to portray in my efforts to let folks know about yoga. Please let me know. Thank you, lynn

  • I am interested in purchasing the dancing tree photo. Please let me know how I can get a copy of this. Thank You, Lynn

  • I was wondering who has the rights to the picture and if I could use it for presentational purposes?

  • Carol Lynn, I am sure others have suggested this but I would copyright the image asap. While not a screaming opportunist myself, there is some small financial gain to be realized here that can be redirected toward any number of uses.

  • Hi, I was wondering if I could just present this photo to my class… If you wish I can shred it afterwards.

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