Cat Mountain in Ukraine: Real or Fake?

An image allegedly shows "cat mountain," a mountain which resembles the shape of a sleeping cat. Today we'll look at the image and the story associated with it.

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The image is fake.

A common caption for the photo claims it is “Cat Mountain in Ukraine.” There is, however, no such mountain as depicted in the image below.


The Image

The true source of the photo is not an amazing mountain in Ukraine, but in the mind of a graphic artist.

An artist known as Cyn on the website placed first in the “Canvas Earth 2” contest which was posted a decade ago. You can see the “” logo in the original image above (which is often cropped out).

The photo, which was named “Sleepy Canyon” in the contest, has circulated over the years with some readers questioning whether or not this is in fact a real mountain. As recently as January 19, 2014, the image appeared on the Google Plus “What’s Hot” popular posts.

“Cat Mountain”

Mount Koshka is also referred to as “cat” mountain, as it resembles a sleeping cat. Mount Koshka is not featured in the image above.

The real "cat" mountain.

The real “cat” mountain.

Bottom Line

There is a “Cat Mountain” in Ukraine, but it is not the mountain depicted in this photo. The “Cat Mountain” often circulating online¬†was created for a graphic arts contest on the website about 10 years ago.

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2 Comments on Cat Mountain in Ukraine: Real or Fake?

  1. its a cat mountain

  2. G. Thomas Boston // February 21, 2014 at 2:50 pm // Reply

    Nor is it George Washington.

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