These are real, not shooped or painted! It’s a European scarab called Hoplia coerulea, a species of monkey beetle, which is actually a kind of June bug! These are males; the females are grey. :D
GUYS, THIS IS IMPORTANT. I’ve been a lifeguard for four years, and I didn’t fully appreciate this until a little kid jumped into the shallow end of the lap pool. He wasn’t flailing. His eyes were wide in panic and h would try and push himself off the bottom, but the water was right over his head. It took me a couple seconds to register what had happened, and fortunately, another swimmer right beside the kid managed to grab him when he saw my reaction.
Today has not been a good day.
If today has also not been a good day for you, hopefully this makes it a miniscule amount better.
“Sasha and Aleksis Kaidanovsky. On their watch, the Siberian wall stayed unbreached for six years. Six years.”