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Steampunk Animal And Insect Sculptures By Igor Verniy

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From heaps of scrap metal, old bike chains, and silverware, sculptor Igor Verniy creates birds, butterflies, and other unusual creations. Many of his steampunk and cyberpunk sculptures are made to be fully articulated, with dozens of moving or adjustable parts enabling each piece to be posed in several lifelike positions. Continue reading »

Fake Animal Fact Posters Posted At The Los Angeles Zoo Are Priceless

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Prankster and comedian Jeff Wysaski (previously) printed and left these fake Animal Fact posters around the zoo in LA to spice things up a bit. And it was a big success. Continue reading »

Intricately Carved Wooden Animal Sculptures Leap To Life

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Rippling muscles, thick horns, and fur so realistic that you can almost feel the wind blowing through it — Guiseppe Rumerio sculpts lifelike animals with the most intrinsic anatomical details to bring his wooden creatures to life. Tucked away in Ortisei, a small town in Northern Italy, this gifted sculptor has made a name for himself in the woodworking community with his breathtaking carvings, clearly expressing his fascination with nature. All of his wood sculptures are painstakingly hand-carved, exhibiting intricate details that reveal an authentic sense of life flowing from artist to creation. Continue reading »

“Of Beasts And Beauty”: Artist Creates Beautiful Animal Jewelry Out Of Silver And Bronze

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According to designer Michael Tatom: “About 25 years ago I was mainly a jeweler, doing all the typical jewelry for a retail store. But on the side I was carving stone in my brother’s studio, doing smooth animal forms with facet lines for the muscle definition. Eventually, I started doing them in bronze and many years later at the urging of my wife I applied that style to a jewelry line and launched the “Of beasts and beauty” store.” Continue reading »

Artist Paints Hyper Realistic Animal Portraits That Place Your Own Pet In Historical Settings

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Always wanted to do something special to honor your beloved pet? Look no further! Dutch artist, Tein, creates these wonderful, custom made animal portraits by using a digitally morphed images — placing your pet in historical settings. Continue reading »

In 1914, Baby Animal Photography Made For Exhausting Work

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Photo © by Harry Whittier Frees / Library of Congress

From the early 1900s to 1950s, Harry Whittier Frees enjoyed a modicum of fame for his delightfully costumed and posed photographs of baby animals. Though he began photographing cute animals in 1902, he did not begin dressing them in tiny human costumes until 1905. As the story goes, his family was passing a paper hat around the table at a birthday party, and someone placed it on a cat’s head. Frees snapped a photo of the feline, and took it to a postcard maker, who demanded more. Continue reading »

Artist Blank William Creates Incredible Wild Animal Stormtrooper Helmets

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Star Wars meets The Jungle Book, as New York based designer Blank William has reinterpreted the iconic Stormtrooper helmet from the vaunted sci-fi film franchise. The armor is sculpted into distinctive shapes, bearing the likeness of an elephant, rhino and hippo. Continue reading »

English School Sends Stuffed Animal Sam The Dog Into The Stratosphere

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Photo by Morecambe Bay Community Primary School and English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues via AP Photo

Sam the Dog has gone where no stuffed animal has gone before — into the stratosphere. Continue reading »

Stunning Glass Animal Sculptures By Scott Bisson

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Scott Bisson of Quantum Creative Glass was first fascinated by the medium in high school chemistry class, at age seventeen. Since then, he has studied with five different masters, as well as at the world renowned Pilchuck School with Robert A. Mickelson, and has met and observed Dante Marioni, William Morris, and Peter Novotney. Continue reading »

Sad Animal Facts Are The Cutest Way To Ruin Your Day

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Sad Animal Facts is an amusing series from artist Brooke Barker, who pairs together adorable illustrations with sobering facts about specific animals. Continue reading »

Matching Animal Plates That Need To Be Combined To See The Whole Picture

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Some dishes and tableware give it all away. Hand painted picture of a giraffe? They let you see it all in one go. But London-based China artist Yvonne Ellen has a more modest philosophy: her hand painted, bone China pieces never reveal everything. Want to see the entire mongoose? You’ll have to get both the plate and the saucer dish! Continue reading »

“Animal Soul”: Beautiful Portraits Of The Bad-Ass Cats By Robert Bahou

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Photographer Robert Bahou grew up surrounded by lots of animals and has always had a profound fascination with what goes on in their minds. Continue reading »

This Artist Creates A Cute Animal Wallets

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Handmade leather carry goods for those who travel lightly, live simply, and beautifully. Continue reading »

This Artist Combines Human And Animal Features Into A Single Self-Portrait

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Forming a likeness between the animal kingdom and the human form, hungarian artist Flora Borsi has formed the series ‘animeyed’, which creates curious hybrid beings from two different species. The collection of self-portraits sees Borsi situated side-by-side six separate creatures: a cat, dove, blowfish, goldfish, snake and hare. The effect forms hybrid entities that play with the perception of the viewer and cleverly display the physical similarities between the human and animal features. Continue reading »

This Artist Made A Collection Of Farm Animal Sculptures From Unconventional Materials Like Shoes, Mops, And Leather Bags

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Artist Federico Uribe, has created ‘Farm Animals’, a collection of animal sculptures made from a variety of recycled materials. Continue reading »

ZSL Animal Photography Prize 2015

Until 28 February 2016 visitors to ZSL London Zoo will be able to admire the stunning shots entered into the Zoological Society of London’s fourth annual photography competition, displayed in a striking exhibition. Combining mesmerising imagery with the enthralling sights, and sounds of the creatures at the Zoo, the exhibition is on show within squawking distance of the flamboyant flamingos and picturesque pelicans.

The exhibition’s top wildlife photographs were chosen by a panel of judges including ZSL Honorary Conservation Fellow and television presenter Kate Humble, and renowned ornithologist Bill Oddie.

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The Strongest Bond by Tom Way. The Perfect Moment category; Adult runner up. (Photo by Tom Way/ZSL Animal Photography Prize 2015)
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Artistic Animal Tattoos Made with Exquisitely Bold Contour Lines

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Portuguese tattoo artist Nouvelle Rita flawlessly transforms animals into an array of geometric shapes and clean lines. Typically devoid of shading or color, the artist’s designs are created from a minimalistic viewpoint and, despite their simplicity, Rita’s tattoos are anything but average. It’s almost as if she’s able to see the world through a Cubist lens when coming up with a brand new sketch. Continue reading »

Amazing Animal Ski Masks By Teya Salat

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With the winter months fast approaching, the balaclava is a key piece of kit to keep your face warm, or to rob a bank. 22-year-old Russian tattoo model Teya Salat may not be a thief, but her stylish, animal-themed balaclavas have stolen our hearts and opened our wallets! Continue reading »

Cute Self-Watering Animal Planters

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These adorable ceramic animals will prevent you from being a plant-killer! Capillary action, first documented by Leonardo Da Vinci but only recently made cute, draws water up a piece of rope hidden in the animal-held-straw into the soil held in each critter’s pack. When the soil is completely wet, it ceases to soak up water from the string until it dries out. Continue reading »

These Amazing Animal Sculptures Were Made from Carefully Cut Layers of Paper

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Canadian artist Calvin Nicholls creates extraordinary 3D sculptures using archival paper. The multi-layered paper sculptures (what he describes as ‘low relief framed paper sculptures’) can take anywhere from 4 weeks to 2 years to complete and the process always begins with extensive research of the animals to get their musculoskeletal features correct. Continue reading »

Wire Animal Sculptures Look Like Life-Size Scribbled Drawings Suspended in Mid-Air

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Artist David Oliveira has an insightful understanding of both the two-dimensional and three-dimensional worlds. With this expert grasp of the two planes, he’s able to skillfully manipulate wire to create a zoo of mind-boggling animal sculptures. Though they are technically three-dimensional, the artist’s work has a visually deceptive quality that makes it appear to be a drawing, at first glance. Continue reading »

Double-Exposure Animal Portraits By Dániel Taylor

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According to artist Dániel Taylor: “I wanted to create the smoke effects on animals I used on some few of my female subjects. The hardest part was that while there were only faces, here there was the whole body that needed to be “smokeified”.” Continue reading »

Artist Beth Cavener Creates Terrible Animal Sculptures You’ll Never Forget

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The sculptures of Beth Cavener focus on human psychology, stripped of context and rationalisation, and articulated through animal and human forms. Cavener wants to pry at those uncomfortable, awkward edges between animal and human. Continue reading »

Realistic Animal Lollipops and Sugar Sculptures by ‘Amezaiku’ Artisan Shinri Tezuka

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Ever had a hankering to taste a slippery goldfish or a wriggling tadpole? Now you’re in luck thanks to a new candy shop in Tokyo called Ameshin that offers traditional Japanese amezaiku, a form of artisinal candy making that dates back to the 8th century when the edible objects were offered at temples or given as gifts. Continue reading »

Wild Animal Spirits In Beautiful Tattoos By Cheyenne

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Cheyenne is a talented tattoo artist and illustrator in Strasbourg, France that creates beautiful tattoos that exhibit a wild and natural spirit. Continue reading »