Laurie Knight takes some of the most amazing Macro photography of insects, this Greenbottle fly is amoungst my favourites because it just looks so alien up close! I ahve always found insects fascinating to look at, and on this scale i think it is clear why.
This image shows the Skeksis Puppets used in the film: The Dark Crystal (1982).
I remember seeing this film as a child, and since then I have loved it, not only for the creature designs but for the imaginative story, which seems so hard to find these days in any original films...
I still favour Animatronics and Puppets over CGI in films, I think they always appear more life-like and usually have a sense of horror and tangible emotions which most CGI caharacter's never have.
H.R.Giger - Metamorphosis.
William Blake - Elohim creating Adam
Maurice Sendak - Where the Wild Things Are
Giant Asian Hornet Queen.
" - Lucy Mangan
Shaun Tan- two illustrations from "The Arrival"
The Natural History Museum - London
Not so much an amazing image, as an amazing building. There are stone creatures climbing and perching on every available surface of the museum, inside and out, even up to the tops of the towers.
John Howe - Eowin and the Nazgul