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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.

The 35 Greatest Animal Photobombers Of All Time

Jul
31

The most creative, innovative, and inspiring practitioners in the professional animal photobombing scene.

35. Inconsiderate Horse
Someone needs to tell this horse that he has a face like a horse and he shouldn’t go around ruining people’s pictures.

34. Halloween Cat
Halloween Cat is all, “What? I dressed up as a freakin’ cat, OK? Give me some candy.”

33. Idiot Friend Cat
No one else is laughing, Idiot Friend Cat. This photo shoot was for a very serious piece about cats with learning disabilities.

32. The “This Is What You Look Like” Otter

31. Attention Hound
This dog also sits in the front of the class and seems to think he’ll have a better chance of getting called on if he raises his paw higher than everyone else.

30. Crasher Penguin
The worst part is that he doesn’t even have a beach permit.

29. Probably Overreacting Dog

28. Bodyguard Cat
It still counts as a photobomb even if you are trying to block a bullet.

27. Russian Military Goat
Bonus: There is a ghost in the doorway as well, but it doesn’t count as a photobomb if you are “from the other side.”

26. The Sexy Kangaroos
I’m actually not sure who’s photobombing whom here – kind of depends on whether this is a kangaroo vacation picture or a kangaroo porn shoot. So tough to tell the difference these days.

25. Sad Window Kitten
Why are you so sad, Window Kitten? Hopefully because you keep ruining your mom’s photos and you are guilty about it! Ugh.

24. Extremely Interested Cat
Did you know that 95 percent of photobombing accidents could have been avoided if your camera was just A LITTLE BIT LESS FASCINATING?

23. Evil Cat Who Knows Something You Don’t Know

22. Censorship Cat

21. The “This Is What You Look Like” Cat

20. Goofy-Ass Photobombing Fish

19. The “Oh, sorry, am I ruining your dramatic MySpace picture?” Cat

18. The “This Story Doesn’t End Well” Bear
This story doesn’t end well.

17. Overly Self-Serious Cat
This overly self-serious cat just completely ruined what was going to be a perfectly good picture of some dude in a blue shirt.

16. Dog Who Clearly Doesn’t Understand The Concept Of Staring Off Wistfully Into The Middle Distance

15. The “This Is What You Look Like” Hippo

14. The Levitating Cat
Incorporating levitation is extremely advanced photobombing. Do not try this without practice.

13. Censorship Fish
It is well known that fish are ridiculous prudes about PDA.

12. Duomo Pigeon
Duomo Pigeon really doesn’t want you to find Waldo.

11. Stalker Cat
This is from a scene in a doggie horror film where they develop their vacation pictures and realize they were being watched the whole time.

10. The “Look, I’m Your Face!” Fish
Kind of running out of clever names for these things.

9. Surprised Walrus
“Me? You want to take a picture of little old me?” No, you dumb walrus. Get out of the shot, dude.

8. Wedding Llama
Many happy nuptials have been ruined by malicious wedding llamas. They’re a blight on society.

7. Scandalized Cat
Oh, come on dude. It’s not like they’re hurting anyone.

6. Seal Who Thinks He’s A Penguin But Who Is Not Fooling ANYBODY

5. The Sinister Plotting Dog

4. The Sinister Plotting Cat

3. Crasher Seal
Your penguin party isn’t even really a party unless Crasher Seal shows up. He is like the Bill Murray of Antarctica.

2. The Photobombing Sloth
Sloths are so hot right now – some might even call it cynical that they’ve started photobombing people, but I just see it as taking advantage of an important cultural moment to advance their image.

1. Crasher Squirrel
The first, and the greatest. Crasher squirrel invented the idea of animal photobombing. He is a trailblazer and a legend.

Thanks BuzzFeed!