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Evolution Or Photoshop?

Can you tell natural selection from somebody messing about with copy and paste? Featuring the Photoshop work of @QuebecTango.

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  1. 1. Dog-Eared Booby

  2. 2. Nudibranch

  3. 3. Red-Lipped Batfish

  4. 4. Hogg's Lurking Rock Frog

  5. 5. Piglet Squid

  6. 6. Cape Rain Frog

  7. 7. Red-Tipped Humble Penguin

  8. 8. Javanese Cat Monkey

  9. 9. Fawn Leaf-Nosed Bat

  10. 10. Giant Deep Sea Isopod

  11. 11. Rauni, aka the "Binary Fish"

  12. 12. Monkey Face Orchid

  13. 13. Mantis Orchid

  14. 14. Wallamau, aka the "Emperor Ant" or "Giant Ant"

  15. 15. Flapjack Octopus

  16. 16. Egyptian Jerboa

  17. 17. Billed Kapinaka

  18. 18. Persian Grape Spider

  19. 19. Hairy Frogfish

  20. 20. Ocean Sunfish

  21. 21. Dawes' Hermit Snail

  22. 22. Giant Pita Fish

Evolution Or Photoshop?

You're... you're not very good at telling the natural world from Photoshop. This means you're either easily taken in by fakes, or you're naturally suspicious of animals.

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You're pretty good at telling the natural world from Photoshop... but you could get better! Go and stare at some animals for a while (or alternatively look at some Photoshop tutorials on YouTube.)

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You're pretty great at telling the natural world and Photoshop apart! You won't be easily fooled the next time a Photoshopped animal tries to con you out of your savings.

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You're brilliant at telling the natural world and Photoshop apart! You're basically Charles Darwin. Go you!

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Photo credits:

All Photoshopped creations by @QuebecTango (more of this sort of thing at q-target.co.uk)

except Red-Tipped Humble Penguin - Paula Bronstein/Getty Images/Tom Phillips/BuzzFeed.

Real things:

Nudibranch - Klaus Stiefel on Flickr/Creative Commons

Monkey Face Orchid - Dave Bezaire & Susi Havens-Bezaire on Flickr/Creative Commons

Deep Sea Giant Isopod - NOAA Fisheries West Coast on Flickr/Creative Commons

Hairy Frogfish - Buzz on Flickr/Creative Commons

Cape Rain Frog - Abu Shawka/Wikipedia/Public Domain

Piglet Squid - REX USA/Gary Florin

Flapjack Octopus - Dante Fenolio/Science Photo Library

Fawn Leaf-Nosed Bat - B. G. Thomson/Science Photo Library

Red-Lipped Batfish - Reinhard Dirscherl, Visuals Unlimited/Science Photo Library

Egyptian Jerboa - E.R.Degginger/Science Photo Library

Ocean Sunfish - Gregory Ochocki/Science Photo Library

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