Its tapestry skin keeps it hidden in the brilliant colors of the jungle

When the first explorers returned with the hides of the misnomered Flying Monkey, researchers back home guessed that the colors made for a dazzling mating display. It was only after the xenophotographer Ly Bishop lugged his wide spectrum equipment into the jungles that they realized that the creature's skin let it… » 2/21/14 5:00pm 2/21/14 5:00pm

These sculptures of impossible creatures look ready to spring to life

Sculptor Wood-Splitter-Lee creates furry and feathered beasts that are strikingly unnatural: wolf-stag hybrids, cats covered in butterfly wings, and masked wolves with blue and green fur. But she gives her sculptures such a convincing anatomy and such remarkable animal expressiveness that they seem ready to take a… » 2/10/13 11:00am 2/10/13 11:00am

K is for King Kong vs. Kraken: A Monstrous Alphabet

Illustrator and concept artist Daryl Toh Liem Zhan is working his way through the alphabet by illustrating at least one monster for each letter. But while some of his monsters come from familiar movies and western urban legends, Zhan pulls from the monstrous myths of the world, drawing creatures from Inuit, South… » 12/23/12 3:00pm 12/23/12 3:00pm