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These Sand Sculptures of Animals Are Amazingly Realistic

Andoni Bastarrika’s virtuosic sand sculptures capture the power and freedom of his animal subjects

Photos: Andoni Bastarrika

Andoni Bastarrika is an artist from the Basque region of Spain who specializes in turning wet beach sand into sculptures of animals so realistic that they look as if they’ve just crawled out of the sea…



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