Photo: Cute fish escapes from cartoon

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Seriously, this Eastern smooth boxfish looks as if it's on the lam from an animated film.

Is it any wonder that so many animators are inspired by creatures from the sea? One look at this Eastern smooth boxfish (Anoplocapros inermis) and it's so easy to see why – the shape, color and pattern alone are fanciful enough, but add in that perfectly human moue and muse status is certain.

Thanks to John Turnbull for this photo from Bare Island, Sydney, Australia.

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