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This Photo Of A Tarantula Is Actually A Naked Woman Covered In Paint

This is incredible.

At first glance, the image below looks like a really large, gross tarantula.

At first glance, the image below looks like a really large, gross tarantula.

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Nope. Look closer.

Nope. Look closer.

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EVEN CLOSER.

EVEN CLOSER.

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It’s actually a contortionist transformed into a tarantula.

It's actually a contortionist transformed into a tarantula.

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It took 27-year-old body painter Emma Fay five hours to turn the contortionist into the giant arachnid.

It took 27-year-old body painter Emma Fay five hours to turn the contortionist into the giant arachnid.

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Fay, who has been body painting for three years, used water-based paints to create the look.

Fay, who has been body painting for three years, used water-based paints to create the look.

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She said she did the paintings to “celebrate the marvels of nature”.

She said she did the paintings to "celebrate the marvels of nature".

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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.”

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."

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Fay also painted contortionists Lawri Thomas and Beth Sykes to be a giraffe and a seahorse.

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Here’s a video that shows how it was all done:

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=qFnAaaMY7Q8.

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Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/rossalynwarren/you-might-think-this-is-a-photo-of-a-tarantula-but-its-actua

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