What happens when you stick a pair of eyes onto a random object? It comes to life. And so for this week’s Shooting Challenge, we asked you to push anthropomorphism to the next level. Here are the results.

Nom Nom Nom


Not much to the setup actually. I saw this tree while hiking and thought it looked like Cookie Monster eating the sign. When the Eyes challenge was posted I immediately thought of it. I would have titled it “Nom Nom Nom.” Shot handheld with a Canon Rebel t5i (700d) using Canon’s EF-S 55-250mm lens (I was also doing some bird photography, hence the overkill focal length).

Colin Allen



Here at the Aquarium of the Pacific we are converting one of our exhibits into a live coral reef tank. Unintentionally during the process of setting the live rock the husbandry staff created this opportunity. Sony NEX-5T, 16mm, ISO 200, f/2.8, 1/125.

Derek Balsillie



Taken with a Canon 70D with a 50mm macro lens.

Carole Roberts

Mr. Frog


I removed this bolt from below my desk at work after too many close encounters with my knees. Now it’s a happy froggy-like face that welcomes me every day from its magnetically-mounted nut-pedestal.

Antonio S.



I’ve had this candlestick for years now and every time I see it, it always reminds me of Lumiere from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. As soon as this weeks challenge was announced, I knew I would shoot this. Canon 5D mk III, 100mm prime lens, f/11, 1 second exposure on a tripod.

Ian Roberts

Kissing Trees


This enormous beech tree is in my backyard. Shot about an hour before sunset from the top of my roof with a Canon G7x. (1/250 second exposure, f/2.8, ISO-125). [Ed note: Technically this anthropomorphism was outside of the challenge but we included it anyway.]

S. Wootten

No Privacy


The shower was staring at me.... Taken with an iPhone 6.

John Miller

I know this one was a bit weird, so thanks to those of you who went along with the idea. I think it turned out well!


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