The flora....The flora....
July 18, 2008 1:32 PM   Subscribe

They started out as spritely saplings, but something went horribly wrong.... The lucky ones merely got a little funny, the others became tormented, monstrous. Creepy Trees.
posted by Kronos_to_Earth (18 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
These are awesome.
posted by ORthey at 1:42 PM on July 18, 2008

Nightmare time...

I remember seeing this a while back and being a bit weireded out but it. I mean it's just a guy stood in front of a large cactus. So I why do I get the feeling that those 'branches' are reaching down to him and just after the photograph is taking... Shub-Niggurath, ai! ai! Aieee!
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 1:52 PM on July 18, 2008

I literally fronze when I saw the "monstrous" link. [shuddderrr]
posted by not_on_display at 1:57 PM on July 18, 2008

Fonz, I meant. I turned into the Fonz. [Ayyyyy!]

No, FROXE. ay ay ay, those things sent me off somewhere.
posted by not_on_display at 1:58 PM on July 18, 2008

Just saw this blow by in a Digg RSS feed this morning, and by the time I looked again it was gone.

I wonder how monstrous the monstrous link would be without the coloration.
posted by JaredSeth at 2:09 PM on July 18, 2008

Manido Gizhigans, The Witch Tree, under the August aurora borealis.
posted by ...possums at 2:11 PM on July 18, 2008

Those are only moderately strange trees.
posted by recurve at 2:22 PM on July 18, 2008

intelligent malevolent design
posted by darkripper at 2:56 PM on July 18, 2008

It'd be more impressive without the fashionable HDR fuckaroundery in many of them, which raises the question of what other tampering they did. For example I'm certainly buying the colors of the crocodile eye tree.
posted by George_Spiggott at 3:34 PM on July 18, 2008

grr. Certainly not buying.
posted by George_Spiggott at 3:35 PM on July 18, 2008

If I take a picture of a tree and then photoshop some dracula teeth on, do I win?
posted by DU at 4:30 PM on July 18, 2008

Search for creepy tree or scary tree on Flickr and you can find plenty of photos of this type, including photoshopped trees, trees that look like people or hands, and trees eating things.
posted by Pyry at 5:03 PM on July 18, 2008

There's a whole Flickr group dedicated to trees eating things.
posted by evilangela at 5:22 PM on July 18, 2008 [1 favorite]

Nice post...even with a little touch-up on some of the pictures.
posted by winks007 at 7:00 PM on July 18, 2008

Nowhatimean Vern?
posted by Mblue at 7:09 PM on July 18, 2008

"Lucky"? The lucky tree is diseased!
posted by bettafish at 7:50 PM on July 18, 2008

Total om nom nom nom nom moment.
posted by subbes at 9:26 AM on July 19, 2008

These are also very creepy trees (slightly NSFW) ... but in a creepier way :)
posted by kaemaril at 5:21 AM on July 20, 2008

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