Look Very Carefully and Try to Find Models in These Photos of World's Great Wonders

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It is the most extreme version of hide and seek you're ever likely to see... or not see.

Look carefully at these incredible photographs of famous landmarks and you'll spot a human figure merging with the background.

The remarkable effect is achieved not by computer trickery, but by 35-year-old American artist Trina Merry meticulously applying body paint to a model so he blends in with his familiar surroundings.

Shots such as these at the Colosseum in Rome and the Great Wall of China, all take a mammoth EIGHT hours to set up as the model is painted and moved to fit in with the background.

The result is stunning - some of the shots are so exact that the model is almost invisible.

Great Wall of China

Colosseum, Italy

Chicen Itza, Mexico

Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Petra, Jordan

Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island, Chile

Machu Picchu, Peru

Stonehenge, UK

And while you might think it's just a clever and fun illusion, Ms Merry explains it in much artier terms. 

The ephemeral nature of body paint forces focus and reflects on the reality of existence,” she claims, grandly.

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