Yes, this is a painting. Your mind = blown.
That's right, there is no water, nor actual octopus in this photo. The impressive 3D effect was achieved by kenglye from Singapore who seems to be on a mission to trick the hell out of our eyeballs. You win this time sir.
"It's layers of resin in a bowl, and each layer of resin has a layer of paint on it, to make the 3d image."
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