Photographer Marc da Cuhna Lopes imagines a desolate future in which people are gone, and somehow giant animal skeletons have taken over our world. But don't panic — that's not really a person-sized animal that somehow died while perched on a bed. It's an illusion of scale.

Da Cuhna Lopes takes photographs of deserted, abandoned habitations all over the world, and then pastes in the animal skeletons from a local university's old animal anatomy school. Each image takes about a week to get it right, and the end result of his Vertebrata series is one of wistful horror.

Here are a few more of our favorites from among the Vertebrata images. Check out more at the links. [Wired and Wired UK]