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Nature, as Created by an Artist in His Fish Tank

Jill Harness

Between the clouds, the trees, and the stunning rock formations, this landscape seems like a hikers' paradise. The only problem? Well, unless you happen to have a shrink ray, the closest you could come to hiking these hills is stomping them until they were obliterated.

That's because this lovely setting was actually created by artist Kim Keever, who has quite the gift when it comes to designing his own landscapes. His dioramas are so realistic because he even takes the extra step of flooding the tank, creating clouds of dispersing pigments and other atmospheric details not present in your average diorama. The results are as realistic as they are beautiful.