These sculptures by Chinese artist Wang Ruilin would be impressive solely based on their near life-sized and incredibly detailed depictions of whales, deer, oxen and more, but he adds an extra dash of surrealism.

Each animal features elements of nature blending into their bodies. Rocks, landforms and clouds emerge from their backs and antlers to create a dreamlike vision of coexistence. Ruilin explained that he is largely influenced by traditional Chinese artists, like Xu Belhong whose paintings of horses made a particular impact on Ruilin as a child.

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You can find more of his incredible artwork on his official website and Behance page.