Tuesday, May 20, 2014

On the Beach

Alonevil brings us this curious creature found washed up upon the shore.  It's easy to discount the existence of monstrous creatures today, but there are reliable historic accounts of some absolutely gigantic animals.  Things like cod fish the size of a man and lobsters measured in feet, not inches.


damanoid said...

Coincidentally, this photograph also depicts the exact moment when Magritte, shown in the background, experienced the mental shift that resulted in his art career.

"If things like this can exist... then, surely, everything we think we know about Earth must be wrong! Indeed, what can we really know? Is a pipe really a pipe? Do matter and gravity exist except by consensus? Is the world of our perceptions a mere illusion concealing a reality of unimaginable strangeness and constant transformation? We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity..."

Rob Kuntz said...

By the looks it. it appears to be a bottom feeder of some sort (tentacle-like mouth-area protrusions + apparently sleek/tapered body, like the sucker or carp varieties)---perhaps an ancient cousin of modern day lawyers... ;)