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Can You Figure Out Which Shadow Belongs to These Pictures? (It’s Harder Than You Think!)

Only someone with a sharp eye will get all 11 correct.

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Octopus

It’s all hands (and tentacles) on deck to help this octopus find its shadow.

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Octopus: Answer

If you guessed A, you’re correct! Now for your next challenge: spotting the turtle hiding in these lily pads.

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Eel

This slippery eel has slid away from its shadow. The differences are subtle, but look closely and you’ll be able to spot the right one.

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Eel: Answer

Congratulations if you guessed correctly: E. See if you can also find the 12 animals camouflaged in these photos.

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Starfish

These star-crossed undersea lovers have found each other, but they can’t find their shadows. Can you help?

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Starfish: Answer

You’re a star if you guessed C! Check out this other math riddle that will make your brain hurt.

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Crab

This beach creature is in a pinch. Don’t get crabby if you can’t figure out the answer to this shadow matching brainteaser!

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Crab: Answer

No getting crabby if you didn’t find the right answer: D.

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Snail

This friendly snail has been slow to find the answer. Can you match the shadow to it faster?

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Snail: Answer

The correct answer is A. If you got that, you might be able to solve this coffee puzzle stumping the Internet.

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Fish

This poor sea creature is feeling like a fish out of water without its shadow. Can you help?

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Fish: Answer

There are plenty of fish in the sea, but only one shadow for this one: E. (If words are more your thing, try to figure out the missing word in this brainteaser.)

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Flamingo

You’ll need a bird’s eye view to figure out which shadow matches this flamingo.

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Flamingo: Answer

If you picked D, you’re far from a birdbrain. Can you figure out the answer to this easy math problem baffling the Internet?

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Jellyfish

This poor jellyfish is in a jam and needs to find its shadow.

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Jellyfish: Answer

Great job if you picked E! See if you can spot the python hiding in this photo.

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Whale

Matching this deep-sea mammal to its shadow is a whale of a good time.

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Whale: Answer

Only a true genius could figure out that the correct answer is D. Now try your hand at the “hardest puzzle ever,” according to an MIT professor.

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Shark

You’re swimming with sharks if you give up before guessing the correct shadow.

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Shark: Answer

Our jaws just dropped if you guessed C! See if you can also spot the wizard hiding in this wintry scene.

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Seahorse

Quit horsing around and help find this poor seahorse’s shadow!

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Seahorse: Answer

Time to get on your high horse if you guessed C. Now that you’ve mastered shadows, onto your next challenge: guessing animals based on their footprints.

Marissa Laliberte
Marissa Laliberte-Simonian is a London-based associate editor with the global promotions team at WebMD’s Medscape.com and was previously a staff writer for Reader's Digest. Her work has also appeared in Business Insider, Parents magazine, CreakyJoints, and the Baltimore Sun. You can find her on Instagram @marissasimonian.