Good Saturday morning, friends and welcome to the …I’m sure you must all have big plans for the weekend, perhaps watching the grass grow, or something equally exciting. Well, let me start your weekend off with some cute and unique critters! I’ve heard that there have been sightings recently of animals never before seen by humans … let’s take a look, shall we?
Heh heh heh … APRIL FOOL!!! These are actually photo-shopped creations by Norwegian electronics engineer, Arne Olav Gurvin Fredriksen.
A project that started purely as a hobby, Fredriksen began making his photo manipulations in 2012.
“Me and a friend were joking about how weird and harmless guinea pigs are, so I started mixing them with other animals just for fun with the Photoshop experience I had. This was right in the exam period, so I needed some pauses from studying. The pictures became quite popular, so I continued making some in 2013. Then I had a break for several years, and in the past years, I’ve picked up the hobby again.”
Fredriksen engages his audience in his entertaining hobby by letting them suggest and pick names for the new surreal creatures and most of them are spot on and almost as funny as the pictures.
“At the beginning I named my animals myself. But when posting the pictures on the web, people would almost always write comments with better name suggestions. That gave me the idea to let everyone suggest names and then vote between the best ones. I think it’s really fun to see the names people come up with, as they’re very creative.”
You can see a whole ‘nother set if you head over to Bored Panda! Now that you’ve (hopefully) started the weekend with a bit of a chuckle, have a good rest-of-the-weekend … get outside and go for a walk, observe nature, breathe the fresh air … and who knows, perhaps you’ll even spot a unique critter!