Johannes Stoetter’s Remarkable Parrot Body Painting

At first glance, the photo below appears to show a parrot perching on a tree – sporting a curved beak, colourful feathers and a pointed tail. But, in fact, it is a woman whose entire body has been painted to resemble the tropical bird.

The spectacular work of art was created by Johannes Stoetter, a former world champion body painter who said, “Even some of my closest friends who know me and my art didn’t notice that it is not a real parrot. When they found out, they were really amazed, stunned and surprised.”

Johannes Stoetter's Remarkable Parrot Body Painting

Johannes Stoetter's Remarkable Parrot Body Painting

Johannes Stoetter's Remarkable Parrot Body Painting

Johannes Stoetter's Remarkable Parrot Body Painting