Vegas Eye: What is the name of this creature?

Last week’s puzzle, a confounded bridge, had some action — but I still provided a satellite view, for those who’d like to jump and share their geo-knowledge… This week’s geo-puzzle has been seen by literally thousands of people — Are you one of these? If so, do you know the name of this creature?

What is the creature looking at?
Photo by Megan Edwards

1. Where is this?
2. What is the name of this creature?
3. What would you expect to find here?

More about the Vegas Eye mystery photo game:

1) Anyone can play! If you think you know the location of the place or landmark pictured in the mystery photo(s) and can answer the accompanying questions, please post your responses as a comment below. Locations and landmarks are all located within a 35-mile radius of Las Vegas City Hall.

2) We invite you to contribute mystery photos to Vegas Eye and pose your own puzzle questions. If you’d like to contribute, please keep in mind that a good subject for a mystery photo should be unique in some way. There should be subtle but identifiable visual clues in the photo to help players solve the puzzle. Please send photos and puzzle questions to Vegas Eye at this address. (Please submit high resolution photos. Full-size images straight from your camera are best.)

3) If the players and contributors of this Vegas Eye game are unable to completely solve the questions posed by Vegas Eye, than Vegas Eye will be compelled to provide and post answers within a 30-day period of the original post. Participants in this Vegas Eye game will be awarded some level of bonus points for solving these puzzles within the thirty-day period. The calibration of the relative value of these bonus points is still be determined. However, you can win some official LLV coffee mugs, if you can play the match game here.

4) We invite you to subscribe to the Vegas Eye Mystery Photo feature so you’ll have the first shot at solving each week’s puzzle.


8 responses on “Vegas Eye: What is the name of this creature?

  1. It looks like a seahorse, or hippocampus, and appears to be located at the Temple Pool at Caesars Palace.

  2. I might have know you’d beat me to it, Tom! I think the Caesars pool is one of the absolute best on the strip. There’s nothing like swimming in the shadow of Augustus.

  3. Megan, how could I have beat you to it? You took the picture and thus had to know where it was.

  4. Tom,

    You have correctly identified four of the six…. Do you think you can nail the final two? 50/50 chance!


  5. I’ve worked out 5 to be C, which leaves 3 being E. Given that Alaska Av. is just north of the 95 freeway near Decatur, I’d expect the tree to be some kind of roadside art commissioned by the Nevada Department of Transportation.

  6. You have a point there, Tom. I did take the picture, but I didn’t post the question & I failed to notice that VE used my pic. I just got excited when I saw a hippocampe. They might be my favorite mythical animals, because they look so much friendlier than griffins and chimeras.

    I’m impressed that you got all the match questions. Nobody else even came close. Isn’t that right, VE?

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