No, this is not a frog:
The amazing video below shows what it is: an artwork envisioned and created by Johannes Stötter:
There are more examples of bodypainting on his site, but this is the coolest.
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That frog made me feel fat.
I was trying to find an ~ match to the species, but I have not succeeded.
For a second there I thought you were going to tell us it was an example of mimicry in
nature, but instead it’s mimicry in art.
That video was extremely cool!!!
Sorry to link to the Daily Mail, but this is worth it – they featured Stoetter’s parrot.
That is also interesting. What puzzles me, though, is that in the 1st photo the parrot eye looks to be just above the eye of the model, that is just above the brow of the model, but in the lower pix the parrot eye is painted over the eye of the model.
Those models are very gifted as well. I’d have to pee the whole time or get all bloaty & ruin the effect. 😀
I’m not sure why, but these bodypainting things creep me out…I like the original animals much better.
I wonder if they creep you out because your brain sees them as something a bit off & ambiguous. Like this video explains?
Interesting video. Do you think the guy’s done a PhD on being creeped out?
I don’t find masks or clowns or dolls creepy, or supernatural movies scary. Just this body painting stuff. Not scary-creepy, just unpleasant I guess.
I’m also in the Creepifying Club.
Much as I admire the sheer talent and creativity that goes into these things, I’d also much rather see the real thing.
And thanks for the video link, Diana. Interesting.
3rd for creeped-out.
The same artist did this… a woman painted and posing as a parrot:
Sorry, corrected link: