Whimsical Photos from the Tapir Planet

Astronauts touch down in a forest filled with curious tapirs. An elephant becomes a miniature pet, and a woman discovers her carpet is actually a flat, fuzzy monster. In Todd Baxter's playful images, animals appear where you least expect them.

Baxter has gained some notoriety for his gruesome Owl Scouts series, in which a pair of campers meet with violent misfortunes. His other conceptual images are a bit less grim, suggesting worlds of uplifted animals and other mysterious critters.

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Todd Baxter Photography [via Nerdcore]

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Astronauts and Tapirs

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Rug Monster

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Tiny Elephant

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Fox Reel to Reels

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Owls and Computer

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Squid Cloud

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DISCUSSION

Gaudeamus
Gaudy Mouse Muad'Dib

I love tapirs. I also love creepy-adorable carpets, tiny elephants (Reminds me of house hippos!) and I absolutely ADORE that squid cloud. I wonder how he comes up with his ideas. I'm no visual artist so I cannot even fathom how it happens. Also: Owl Scouts HOLY CRAP!