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This Animal Artwork Looks Real, But It’s Really Something Else

People are constantly pushing boundaries in art, and it can be fascinating to see what new things artists come up with. In this trippy video, artist Johannes Stötter created intricate-looking animals by using body paint — on people. At first glance, his work truly looks like photographs of animals, but slowly people begin to remove themselves from formation, revealing that realistic-looking wolf is actually composed of a few different human beings.

It may be hard to believe, but Stötter is a self-taught artist. According to the New York Magazine video, his animal creations can take up to eight hours to put together.

The video has over 83 million views and 2 million shares on Facebook, which shows how unbelievable and gorgeous Stötter’s work is.