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15 Amazing, Not Photoshopped Photographs

Dec
04

Thanks Adam Albright-Hanna of PurpleClover.com

1.

Tiny Man or Humongous Rabbit?

Tiny Man or Humongous Rabbit?

It’s a humongous rabbit that’s sometimes sold for food, but more commonly kept as pets. Know as “The Flemish Giant,” these over-sized bunnies have been bred as early as the 16th century near in Belgium.

What does it eat?

Whatever it wants.

 

2.

Giant Ducky

Giant Ducky

That’s not a perspective trick or anything — it’s actually an enormous rubber ducky. The jumbo bathtub toy, which is almost 40 feet tall and 45 feet long, was created by the media company Four and has shown up at harbors all over the world.

 

3.

Not a Painting

Not a Painting

This National Geographic photo caused a mini-scandal when its readers refused to believe this was an actual photograph, but it really is. Taken at twilight in the Namibian desert, the orange background is actually a sand dune (not the sky) and the spots are actually tuffs of white grass. The blue foreground is a product of being in the shade.

 

4.

Yes, Goats Do Grow on Trees

Yes, Goats Do Grow on Trees

OK, there aren’t any trees that actually sprout goats like leaves, but in the Moroccan desert it’s not uncommon for the animals to climb and hang out on the limbs.

 

5.

Traffic Laws Vary From Country To Country

Traffic Laws Vary From Country To Country

This truck is transporting all of the corn because who wants to go back and forth all day loading and reloading your crop when you can do it all in one trip? Apparently, this type of cargo transport is common in Somalia, where this photo was taken.

 

6.

Mutant Sea Octopus?

Mutant Sea Octopus?

Nope, it’s just a bunch of seaweed off the coast of New England’s Innsmouth Beach.

 

7.

Chance Of Rain

Chance Of Rain

This indoor cloud may not actually spew rain, but it comes close. It’s the work of Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde, who is able to make an indoor cloudy day by creating an atmosphere of just the right humidity, temperature, lighting and blast of a fog machine to briefly summon its appearance.

 

8.

No Lock Needed

No Lock Needed

No one is sure how exactly the bike got there, but it is, in fact, a real bike stuck inside a real tree. We’re just glad that whoever was riding it was able to hop off before that tree sprung up out of nowhere.

 

9.

Does a Bear Sit in the Dining Room?

Does a Bear Sit in the Dining Room?

Sure, if it’s this bear. Meet Brutus, a bear/actor who’s been raised in captivity his whole life and is, by all accounts, completely harmless. While we’re sure he’d love to get into films, look for him on television, as he’s starred in multiple commercials.

 

10.

Advantage: Gravity

Advantage: Gravity

Not Photoshopped. This insane match between Andre Agassi and Roger Federer actually took place in Dubai a few years ago. The world’s highest tennis court is generally used as a helipad on top of the Burj Al Arab skyscraper.

 

11.

There Goes the Neighborhood

There Goes the Neighborhood

Nope, not a portal into another dimension. This is The Inversion House, a 2005 art project made by a pair of Houston sculptors who peeled back the exterior skins to create the illusion.

 

12.

It's Always a Close Call

It’s Always a Close Call

This is actually how all landing flights at the airport on the Island of St. Maarten look. The extra-short runway is only 40 feet from the beach, leading us to wonder how soon, exactly, something terrible will happen.

 

13.

This Person Is Normal-Size ...

This Person Is Normal-Size …

… but the table and chair are not. The huge sculpture, named “The Writer,” is located in Hampstead Heath in England and was created by Italian artist Giancarlo Neri as a monument to writing.

 

14.

Earth-Eating Robot Monster

Earth-Eating Robot Monster

Yes, this terrifying thing is real but, to our knowledge, has not yet gained sentiency nor is currently waging war on humans. It’s an excavation machine, designed by German engineers.

 

15.

Trippy House

Trippy House

If you saw this photo online, you would think it’s Photoshopped. If you saw it in person, you would think your drink was spiked. But the actual story is that this Parisian apartment was covered in a huge Dali-esque tarp while the building was undergoing a renovation. It’s actually pretty cool.