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You'll blink in disbelief: The incredible mud volcano that has the uncanny resemblance to a gigantic human EYE!

These incredible eye-catching snapshots show a stunning mud volcano which looks like a giant human eye when captured from the sky.

From high above, the centre of the volcano looks like the pupil, surrounded by a muddy brown iris.

The rare phenomenon was caught on camera on the Sakhalin Island, East Russia, at the Pugachevskiy mud volcano.

An eye for an eye: Photographer Mikhail Mikhailov was startled to see what looked like a human eye staring up at him as he flew over the Pugachevskiy mud volcano in East Russia

More than meets the eye: Following a build-up of pressure, mud is released out of the volcano through fractures in the structure, to create an unusual pattern

More than meets the eye: Following a build-up of pressure, mud is released out of the volcano through fractures in the structure, to create an unusual pattern

Photographer Mikhail Mikhailov, 40, from Sakhalin, East Russia, said: 'I haven't ever seen anything like this before.

'There are quite a lot of mud volcanoes in the world and this one is well-known.

'But I haven't ever seen it looking like an eye!'It was a very strong eruption, the mud was getting out from one point and got spread around evenly.

'It created a very beautiful view, looking exactly like an earth eye especially from a helicopter.

'It is definitely a rare phenomenon.' 

Eye on the prize: From high above, the centre of the volcano looks like the pupil, surrounded by a muddy brown iris

Eye on the prize: From high above, the centre of the volcano looks like the pupil, surrounded by a muddy brown iris

The rare phenomenon was caught on camera on the Sakhalin Island to the awe of the 40-year-old photographer 

The rare phenomenon was caught on camera on the Sakhalin Island to the awe of the 40-year-old photographer 

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