Realistic paintings of animals look like photographs by Collin Bogle

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Pictured:  One of Collin Bogle's realistic paintings: Snow Leopard<br />
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These intricately detailed pictures of wild animals look like photographs - but are in fact paintings.  American artist Collin Bogle's extraordinary work portrays close up encounters with animals such as lions, snow leopards, wolves, eagles and bears.<br />
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He uses photos of the animals as a reference and spends between two weeks and two months painstakingly creating each piece.  Mr Bogle, who works out of his home in Seattle, Washington, in the United States, said: "My dad is an artist and was also a high school art teacher - so I started learning to paint as soon as I could hold a brush.  SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.<br />
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