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Cheetah Tiger

Together, the above images demonstrate the importance of alignment when constructing hybrids. All three will be perceived as a tiger up close and a cheetah from far away. However, only in the image on the right does the ghost of either image disappear upon perceptual focus of the other. The differences among the three images is the degree to which the contours and shadows are aligned. The disalignment of the two images toward the left may produce an interesting effect, but only the image on the right can truly fool our perception. It is the benefit of alignment that lends itself to the assimilation of the two images' features.