This Sand Artist Makes Incredibly Realistic Sculptures of Animals

Art plays tricks with our minds in some of the most non-expected ways. Particularly, it helps us see beyond what meets the eye. Everything we once thought impossible, becomes possible and vice versa. And although there are a lot of art types, one that really plays tricks with our mind is a sculpture. Andoni Bastarrika, a gifted artist from Spain, loves to build sand sculptures on the beach. The man sculpts incredibly realistic sand animals that look like they’re going to stand up and walk away any minute.

Although this artist doesn’t limit his creations to animals, he takes particular inspiration from the freedom and power that animals symbolize for him. In fact, making a sand mermaid for his daughters was what set him on this particular path more than a decade ago. Additionally, after he is finished with his work, he posts photos of the completed masterpieces on his Instagram. His sculptures are so detailed, it’s hard to believe they’re not real. You truly need to stop and think of the logic that goes behind that artwork the moment you see it.

Bastarrika said in a Facebook post. “The reason why I like to make animal sculptures, one among many, is because animals are free spirits, even if we the unconscious have them locked up. They are unique, beautiful, and carriers of great wisdom, so that humans can reflect and learn from them.”

Scroll down to see more realistic sand sculptures by Bastarrika. Also, follow the artist on Instagram to keep up to date with his latest creations!

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Same Crocodile, Same Place 15 Years Apart- Steve Irwin’s Son Recreates His Father’s Most Iconic Photo

We are living in a world that nothing is guaranteed forever. due to extreme pollution and global warming and harmful thing happening the earth is becoming a big mess. Not only for humans but also for animals. They have been massively going on extinct and unprotected by human harm and evilness.

Nonetheless, the rates of extinction that are currently taking place are actually comparable to the rates that took place when dinosaurs were wiped off of the face of the planet.

However, there is still a ray of hope when it comes to people who actually care about other beings except themselves.

I bet Everyone knows the late, great Steve Irwin. He left behind an incredible legacy. He was a crocodile hunter with a heart of gold. Now, his loved ones are doing their best to carry on the tradition. His children Robert and Bindi have continued their conservation efforts. Irwin’s wife Terri is also heavily involved.

1. Steve Irwin was a crocodile hunter and an activist for wild animal rights.

The Irwin family at the Australia Zoo in June 2006: (L-R) Robert, Terri, Steve, and Bindi
Photo: Australia Zoo via Getty Images

When we remember steve we see that all he ever wanted was that all the animals in the Australian Zoo where he used to work to be treated with the utmost respect. If these animals are not given the chance to hunt down moving prey, they are more likely to become extinct. That’s why the efforts of trained handlers are important. Without their assistance, the crocodiles are unable to feed in the proper manner.

His son Murray made a recreation photo like his father did but 15 years after a very iconic photo of his father feeding the same crocodile. Now, Robert is the one who is responsible for his welfare. The Instagram post went viral and was liked by every animal lover out there. And Robert hopes he can shed light to everyone about animal rights welfare.

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