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By on May 14, 2006, with 75 Comments

The minute I saw this photo, I felt sorry for a poor guy. I assumed it’s a picture of a dying elephant. But later I realised it came from a site dedicated to sand sculptures. This exibit is located at Harrison Hot Springs, also know as “Harrisand”. Harrisand hosts a World Championships of Sand Sculpture, so if you visit it, you can’t miss having really great time. Check for more of amazing sand sculptures inside this post. I posted only those who manage to deceive, giving you impression it’s real thing not a sand sculpture. Be sure to visit this site for full full set of images. Another thing, previously I posted another life-like sand sculpture of Brazillian girl lying in the beach. Check it!







  • Farted

    Oh my gosh! I would do absolutely anything to have a talent like that!

  • ~*NIQUE*~

    I LIVE IN CORPUS CHRISTI TX AND IVE ACTULLY SEEN SAND SCULPTURES LIKE THESE. EXCEPT FOR THE ELEPHANT. THAT ONE WAS REALLY AWSOME.

  • stomer

    that is amazing!

  • Basketball girl

    wow those are awesome

  • Paper

    HOW MUCH TIME DO THEY HAVE????

  • Hai

    they must have a lot of time on their hands!

  • msprez2be

    They Are Cool But Ehhh. Who Wastes There Time On Sand?

  • me

    those last three are cool

  • Rayne

    The tide that comes to wash away
    Our castles in the sand.
    Our palaces that last one day
    Will crumble in our hand.

    The tallest waves grow in the sun,
    They die in tiny streams.
    They take our castles one bye one
    They cannot take our dreams.

  • kitty

    dayom!

  • Lucas

    And so Castles Made of Sand
    Melt into the sea,
    Eventually…

  • Kay

    those are awesome!

  • Mishka

    That is awesome. I have seen cool ones, but that one takes the cake!

  • niki

    I’m with farted on this one.

  • kitty

    DAYOM!!

  • loser

    bet you anything that took forever…but its still freaken awsome!!!!!!!!!
    i would do anything for that talent
    but sadly now all they have is pictures cus the world trampled it down…just like the real world…you take forever doing some thing good…but the world tramples it down…and all thats left is a memory…the memory of building it the acoplishment..then your crushed..leving you to bleed…just like love…but thats another story…
    =^.^=

  • Broccoli

    They must have to do that fast since the tide will wash it away if they don’t

  • Spença

    Hooooooly shiat. I gotta pay one of these guys to build me a full-size sand palace. Then I could have my very own beach house! And it’s gotta be cheaper than conventional methods…

  • Red.

    Broccoli, they don’t make them on the beach. They don’t even use normal sand…they use special sand that sticks together better. I’ve seen things like this and they are incredible.

  • _sandfx

    It took 25 hrs to make “Arms Race” they were all made on a lake beach ie. NO TIDE The sand is normal beach sand, it is dug up and put into plywood forms, add tons of water and packed down hard with tampers. Harrison’s sand has a high clay and silt content so when packed it can be carved like you see here.
    SANDFX

  • hiya bob

    awesome…until something called water comes in…

  • Donkey butt

    sweet

  • Nikolle

    OK that is pretty cool but HOW IS THAT AN ILLUSION????

    But i still like it!!!! :)

  • RAHUL

    I WOULD LOVE TO LIVE IN ONE OF YOUR CASSELS

  • meeow

    11/2/06
    those are beautiful

  • alien803

    1 word wow amazing wait those are two words im insan

  • Anonymous

    oh. mi. gosh
    thats all i can say!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I think these are amazing i’ve already see a turtle like that and i’ve made my own like a teddy bear and the sphinx all though they were small

  • Anonymous

    its amasing , ppl w/ dat kind of talent should get paid lol

  • ana

    wow, i love the elephant!

  • Elliexx ANIMALS ROCK!!

    hey, thats so clever!!

  • dudd

    dude. what kind of loser spends their time on useless stuff lik this?! L-O-Z-A-zzz

  • Anonymous

    dude, such a waste of time. LOOZA

  • Anisha

    Absolutely amazing- they’ve gotta have a ton of patience, not to mention awesome artistic skills. Thanks for making the world more beautiful!

  • Anonymous

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!
    that’s so cool
    specially the villages

  • hotty

    nice!!!!!!!!!
    someone hooo has that in them: u r coooooooooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lil miss wow

    i love the poem that rayne posted up and those pictures are awesome

  • jewel

    those are just totally incredible!!
    i am totally addicted to this site, just found it last week. keep up the good work!!

  • T-T-T-Tia

    these are really cool. but they arent actually illusions.

  • Anonymous

    msprez2be

    Is It Really Necesary To Talk Like This?

  • Panda7888

    Those are so awsome!!

  • Anonymous

    dude. talk about sand castles…

  • Aurora101

    They are soo KOOL! I wish I had that kind of talent. It’s neat how people can create something spectacular out of nothing.

  • Jaquie

    elephant was cute but it looked dead. (no efence)
    and all the others look fake but they are real sand
    (trust me been there)

  • Anonymous

    Cool, cool. But it must take awhile, and who would build something only to destroy it?

  • Macki

    I saw a sand mermaid and sand pharoh once in brighton beach in new york

  • Anonymous

    i think its cool lol

  • Anonymous

    wow…
    excellent sand talents; whoever did them must have been spending their whole life =) on the beach!

  • J

    Holy hell, that castle is AWESOME!!!
    i wonder if you can live in it?

  • delanebug

    oh my gosh those are amazing but the naked brazilion is gross hee hee!!!!

  • damianna

    huh? am i seeing clearly? this is totally mindblowing i am completly in love!

  • Detective Kitty

    OMG those are sooo realistic it’s awesome….

  • jade watkins

    wow wow wow wow

  • Lily

    I’ve seen these things. Not the exact ones but amatur ones.

  • Angel

    I like zee castles!

  • Magilicious

    not really an optical illusion but awesome all the same :D

  • I_luv_hoses

    the elephant looks so real

  • http://www.moinid.com Cool Ideas

    Very nice sand works

  • some dude and his buddy

    these are some impressive sand scultures, but i dont see how its an illusion

  • tom

    its good but this is better
    (^-^)
    .::|||::.
    \|/
    /|||\

  • tom

    oh nevermind that is better after all

  • Me, Myself, and iPod

    Wow.

  • http://www.moillusions.com coolez

    the most realistik i think is the elephant ^_^ luv elephants

  • 66darkfire

    Beauty! the level of detail in these sculptures is not easily produced. Amazing…

  • Maddi

    Lol it’s like epic sand castle ownage.

  • jack

    woah i thought the first one was a ral elephant

  • cheyenne

    the last 3 are phenomenal and just realistic!

  • cheyenne

    To Some Dude And His Buddy,

    Do you know what an illusion means? Its means something that misleads or makes a false impression of reality,which, if you look at the elephant could mislead you to think its real but its really a sand sculpture. I’m sorry but to all the people that say any of the illusions on the site AREN’T illusions are very very ignorant. All these stuff are illusions cause all these ILLUSIONS are misleading! Im sorry Im 11 and I know what an illusion is and you adults don’t!? Sad just plain SAD!

  • KLB

  • hiiomi

    this is AMAZING!

  • http://MOILLUSIONS.COM A

    TO COOL!WHERE IS THIS?I MIGHT BE ABLE TO TALK MY PARENTS INTO TAKING ME TO SEE THESE!(im 11)

  • http://MOILLUSIONS.COM C

    Holy crap! Those are freakin awesome! Bye the way A arent you kinda young for this?

    • http://MOILLUSIONS.COM A

      NO! I AM NOT!

  • Abigail

    THAT IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am going to try that next time i go to the beach!!!!

  • Aphrodite

    Extreme Sandcastles?

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