Going to the beach usually means leaving behind our favourite movies, video games, and TV shows in favour of, you know, being outside. But these amazing sand sculptures prove that sometimes, the hot, bright world of the beach can incorporate a little ET, Super Mario and Monty Python.
As well as demonstrating serious sand-sculpting skills, some of these pics come from unlikely places (when you're thinking "beach-side sculpture competition, England and Finland may not be the first places that pop into your head). If you can't get away from your desk today, let these pictures of sandy geek genius keep you warm:
Monty Python - 2012 Sand Sculpture Festival, Weston-Super-Mare, England
Lord Of The Rings - 2011 Burgas Municipality Festival of Sand Sculptures, Bulgaria
Pac-Man - 2012 Sand Sculpture Festival, Weston-Super-Mare, England
Super Mario - 2012 Sand Sculpture Festival, Weston-Super-Mare, England
E.T. - 2007 Hiekkalinna Sandcastle Lappeenranta, Finland
Alien Vs. Bender - 2012 Windermere Sand Sculpture Classic, Port Angeles, Washington (Grand Prize Winner)
R2D2 & C3P0 - Sand World Contest, Travemuende, Germany
Bonus sculpture: Darwin and evolution, 2009, in honour of his 200th birthday
For more great sand sculptures, check out this post at Mental Floss.
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