HAPPY HALLOWEEN: nature’s unintentional look-alikes.

UPDATED: I’ve added a few more doppelgangers.

First things first: this post has a soundtrack. Click below:

Night On Bare Mountain

Second: ^*that*^ is part of a freakish, subterranean, wine-spewing fountain in the Budavar labyrinths in Budapest, Hungary. You should’ve seen the fruit flies down there.

Ok. In honor of one of my favorite holidays (yeah, I consider it a holiday)…

I present to you — in blog form — look-alikes, and costume suggestions for the natural world…and at least one example of life imitating art.

Enjoy.

 

Poisonous Jelly-Flowers?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ithaca sky needs a firefighter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monster Bunny and his highland ally

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sunfish and the Caterpillar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jabba the Toadd

 

 

 

 

 

The Narwhal in the Garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life Imitates Art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bats and shoes grow on trees. Maybe money will join them someday?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pooh-rock in Utah (not quite Grilled Cheesus)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pterodactyl Orchid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bank-robbing-Santa orchid

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Krusty orchid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mutant saguaro in Phoenix should seriously consider Medusa as a costume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hammer-crab shark

 

 

 

 

 

Life imitates….life

 

 

 

 

 

 

You otter bring a book next time!

 

 

 

 

Drake-Drake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lily-crackers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dragon-Monkey


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More critters that hang from trees: apes and sloths.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone is a big spider, in their own pond


 

 

 

 

 

Oh, Fortuna (look closely)


 

 

 

 

 

Pinniped-canis Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus

 

 

 

 

 

 

And….since peacocks…err, peafowl, are all the rage this year:

(this is actually a peacock, for all you AP Stylebookers. I have Melissae to thank for that piece of knowledge!)

Have a safe and happy Halloween. Stay out late, eat lots of candy, take tons of photos.

Cheers,

nads

1. Blue flowers: http://www.naturalbell.com

2. Fireball: http://www.chinese-letter.com

3. Caterpillar, hippo, Pooh from Disney

4. Shrooms: http://www.phillcatton.co.uk

5. Jabba from a galaxy far, far away

6. Narwhal: http://www.geek.com (that’s appropriate)

7. Bats out of hell. Or, http://comont.org/hervey007.jpg

8. Pteranodon from prehistoric dailymail.co.uk

9. Krusty…oh, Krusty.

10. Medusa from the flag of Dohalice, a village in the Czech Republic.

11. Hammerhead shark from free-extras.com. It’s free, but not extra.

12. Otter twin from Life Magazine.

13. Mallard from Thundafunda. (wow, I can’t believe I just typed that)

14. Nads as the Sugar Plum Fairy by Katie Grace Crutchfield.

15. Blue monkey from Zazzle.

16. Tree sloth: http://webecoist.com/2008/08/24/strangest-endangered-species-and-animals/

17. Little fish big fish: http://www.bflf.com.au/page1.html

18. Sleeping golden pups: 99ranch.com

19. Ship’s wheel from http://www.mackinacparks.com

20. The rest are by nads, and are — as always — copywritten.

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4 Responses to HAPPY HALLOWEEN: nature’s unintentional look-alikes.

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  2. Paul says:

    But if peacocks are all the rage, then why isn’t anyone sporting a fake white beard and brown moustache to go as their not-so-sexy side??? 😉

  3. nadia drake says:

    Whoa! What am I looking at?! 😉

    Pea-aSs. (PS) See #2 in linked article for the answer… though I imagine I might find something similar to your photo on the pacific garden mall tonight…

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