This is incredible.
At first glance, the image below looks like a really large, gross tarantula.
Nope. Look closer.
It’s actually a contortionist transformed into a tarantula.
It took 27-year-old body painter Emma Fay five hours to turn the contortionist into the giant arachnid.
Fay, who has been body painting for three years, used water-based paints to create the look.
She said she did the paintings to “celebrate the marvels of nature”.
She added: “The contortionists can only hold the pose for a maximum of five seconds so I have to work quickly to get it right. I then keep painting and repositioning the models until they look like the real animal.”
Fay also painted contortionists Lawri Thomas and Beth Sykes to be a giraffe and a seahorse.
Here’s a video that shows how it was all done:
Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=qFnAaaMY7Q8.