Wednesday, May 29, 2013

52 Photos Project 6: Uncommon Shapes


What would you guess this is? Maybe an aerial view of a barren mountain range? Undiscovered pyramids in the depths of the sea?

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Nope. It's a closeup of a Galapagos tortoise shell...


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Which bears an uncanny resemblance to an African desert plant found in the Albuquerque arboretum.

Strange coincidence, no?


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Check out more weird and wonderful shapes at The 52 Photos Project.

18 comments:

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Fantastic shape!I love the closeup - I really couldn't tell what the shape was.

Karen said...

Cool!

Meri said...

What a lovely linkage of images!

Lynne Wilson said...

Great post! Love the tortoise :)

myletterstoemily said...

lovely and fun geography/science lesson!

Meghana Hassan said...

i couldn't guess at all...

Susan said...

It's shape and color must allow the turtle to hide in plain sight.

desertskyquilts said...

I love both the photographed objects. Nature is amazing and strange! I kinda thought it might be a turtle, but I wasn't thinking Galapagos. What terrific shots, thanks for sharing.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

My first thought was "funny fungus " at a tree.... Great idea!

Miriam said...

Brilliant! I had no idea what on earth it was. I love it!

Daryl said...

awesome! no really it is...

Rambling Woods said...

I thought turtle for some reason

Nora at Island Rambles said...

interesting visual comparisons..sometimes things shown out of normal context can take our imagination away.

maxipix said...

what fun, I thought it was definitely an aerial shot. Isn't perspective just wonderful!

robin. said...

awesome shapes!!!!great comparison!!

Prairie Jill said...

For once I guessed right! Great shot, and fascinating to see the similarity to the plant.

annie said...

Those are some cool odd shapes! I was thinking that was a cut tree ring in the first photo!

The similarities between the tortoise shell and the plant is an odd thing indeed!

Elsie said...

Love that, great close up, such a cool photo.