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Japanese Artist Creates Realistic Nature-Inspired Accessories

From handbags to ties and insects to sea dwellers, the Japanese artist, Amanoyakahu, has explored a plethora of accessories and creatures. With the inspiration of nature, the work took realistic shape and Amanoyakahu never looked back! You can follow all the new extraordinary work on Twitter or the website.


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Tiny And Delicate Tarantula Paws (14 Images)

Who knew tarantulas had such tiny and dare we even say "cute" paws? It almost makes them slightly less terrifying. 

Almost. 

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Artist Creates Hyperrealistic Paintings Of Fish, Insects, Reptiles And Snails

Meet Young-sung Kim, the extraordinary artist from Seoul, Korea, that is about to take your senses on a magic ride! Kim creates insane hyperrealistic pictures that look way too real for the mind to even comprehend that it's just a painting! 

His paintings, oil on canvas, look more realistic than actual photographs!

The Insider interviewed Kim on his process of what he calls, "an advanced, extreme hyperrealism that precedes any reality — more real than photographs and high-definition monitors." 

He continued describing the process and how planning each new piece involves, "collecting small animals, taking photographs, preparing a canvas, sketching, drawing, and painting with small brushes."

Kim also informed the Insider that he works 12 hours per day on creating these masterpieces.It can take anywhere from 3 to 10 months to complete one painting. 

Since Kim was a small child, he's been "collecting, observing, and studying .. I was amazed at the detail and the subtle colors that I saw in my work, just as I looked through a microscope." 

Why hyperrealism? Kim explains, "I have chosen my genre as hyperrealism because people in today's society think of animals and nature as methods of ornament, experiment, and edibility, My genre may be able to make the people think twice about the unintentionally abusive nature of their behavior towards animals and nature."

"Let's take care of small animals," Kim said. "If they cannot live, humans cannot live either."

We completely agree, Kim! Keep creating and loving life! 

Via The Insider

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18 Super Weird Facts About Living Creatures That No One Asked For

These facts are weird. Yet wonderful. Wonderfully weird. Do you know how your mind is filled with useless trivia and nothing substantial that you can actually benefit from? Well, here's more useless, yet really cool, trivia to fill your mind with. Use it wisely. 

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This Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic Sculptures Of Reptiles And Insects Completely Made Out Of Paper

Prepare to be amazed! The artist,Tina Kraus, certainly resides in Münster, Germany, and is a freelance illustrator and paper engineer-extraordinaire! Her hyper-realistic paper sculptures will make you do a double-take! 

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14 Macro Photographs Of Insects Covered In Morning Dew By Martin Amm

Usually, it's pretty difficult to look at insects without getting a wee bit squeamish, but these marco photographs, by the talented Martin Amm, are absolutely mesmerizing! 

They almost look like they've been bedazzled, don't they?  

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17 Uncomfortable And Disturbing Animal Facts That Will Chill You To The Bone

Damn nature! You scary! Here are 17 really chilling and scary animal facts, not for the easily-spooked! You have been warned... proceed with caution.

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This Twitter Page Brings Us Some Pretty Strange Yet Interesting Facts About Animals

If you like strange and maybe creepy facts about animals, @41strange is the Twitter page you need in your life. We collected some of the best facts about animals from their page and put them here to save you the trouble. Get prepared to witness some weird things!

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Super Teeny Weeny Itty Bitty Animals

As if animals weren't cute enough already! It is scientifically proven that the smaller the animal, the adorable and squealing levels rise! Also, that's not true but this list will make you too happy to even care. 

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21 Stunning Caterpillars That Won't Leave You Grossed Out But In Awe

Okay, let's face it - most bugs are icky and scary. That's a fact. However, these caterpillars are so breathtakingly stunning, it's nearly impossible to feel grossed out when looking at them. 

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7,000 Insects And Lizards Were Stolen From An Insectarium In Philadelphia

Thieves have stolen an estimated $40,000 worth of insects and lizards from an insectarium in Philadelphia, in what police believe to be an inside job. The stolen creatures include a six-eyed sand spider, which is among one of the world's most venomous creatures. 

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Photographer Captures the Intense Beauty of New England Caterpillars

We sometimes think there is only one species when it comes to caterpillars. What we don't realize is that there is over 120,000 different kinds of these tiny creatures. Each one with it's own uniqueness. But for New EnglanderSamuel Jaffe, caterpillars are much more. They are his inspiration. His muse if you would say. He has dedicated the past several years to research, photography and documenting caterpillars of all different species, all in an amazing effort to educate the public about them. 

Jaffe spoke toMyModernMet to expressed his work "As a photographer, caterpillars intrigue me as subjects because of their unbelievable defensive adaptations,{...} Many are unmatched mimics of the leaves and twigs of their host plants. Some mimic other creatures like snakes and spiders that may be threatening to their predators. Others might look like bird poop, galls, or detritus. Many caterpillars also perform bizarre defensive dances, have inflatable horns, bright warning colors, or other surprises. Caterpillars are unmatched tricksters and I love capturing and describing these survival strategies in a single photograph."

And these photos truly are captivating, just take a look for yourself! 

More info about the Caterpillar Lab: Website | Facebook | YouTube | Patreon

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