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Imaginary Menagerie Takes to the Streets

Imagine if the animals escaped from the zoo and took to the streets. That’s what the folks at Lichtfaktor in Cologne, Germany, did when they put together this remarkable light painting.

Over four nights last winter, the team took their imaginary menagerie across Cologne’s streets and parks. There’s a huge octopus, a sea of jellyfish pulsing in the air and a snail whose "shell" is a discarded, cardboard box.

The video won a 2012 German Web Video Award.