These 11 Sculptures Are Almost as Lifelike as Their Inspiration

By Charlie DeWitts

Russian artist Igor Verniy has a talent for turning scrap heap into statues that look as great as their real counterparts. Igor studies animal structures, skeletons and taxidermy in an effort to understand the proper placement of just how each creature looks in action. His studying is definitely paying off. The duck one especially looks just steps away from the real thing flying out of a pond. Which one is your favorite?

If only ants were that big.
Ant

He is the Bat.
Bat

Another look at the butterfly.
Butterfly

See?!
Duck

Where is that fishy, fishy, fishy, fish?
Fishy

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I think it’s a cat. Thing.
Kitty

Ladybugs are quite terrifying in the bug world.
Ladybug

But no Rock doves!
Not a Rock Dove

Octopus
OCtopus

Awww!
Puppy

The sea turtle looks pretty cool too.
Sea Turtle