Solving a hidden picture puzzle can be fun and rewarding. It’s a great feeling of success to look for something and find it. If you’ve ever misplaced your keys or phone and finally find it, you know this first hand. A hidden picture puzzle gives us the same feeling without the stress of wondering where something important like our keys might be.

Gergely Dudas is a master at creating challenging hidden picture puzzles. He uses his artistic talent to create pictures that are fun to look at yet include the fun of finding a hidden object.

The hidden picture puzzle we’re challenging you to today sounds easy enough at first. All you have to do is find the little fish that’s hiding in a picture of the ocean. The picture is full of sea creatures, and it seems like it would be easy to spot the fish, that is, until you try it for yourself.

We never realized how many other animals besides fish live in the ocean until we looked at this puzzle. For example, we easily see starfish, seahorses, and octopuses, but that little fish is a lot harder to find. Take a look at the picture below and see how long it takes you to find the hidden fish.

See what we mean about it being harder to find than it sounds? Would you like a hint?

Ready? Here’s your hint.

The fish is green.

Okay, with this new information, take another look at the puzzle. The fish really is hiding well, but it is possible to find if you look carefully at all the sea creatures.

If you’re still having trouble finding the hidden fish, here are a few more tips. First of all, instead of randomly scanning the picture, start in one corner and carefully look across the picture while looking very carefully at every detail. Don’t overlook anything. This is definitely a situation where it’s important to slow down and take your time.

If you haven’t found the hidden fish yet and don’t feel like looking any more, you can find the answer here, but please make sure you’re really done looking for the fish before looking at the answer.

How long did it take you to find the fish? Do you have a strategy that you use to solve hidden picture puzzles? Did you think this puzzle was hard to solve?