Les Machines de l'ile de Nantes are massive mechanical animals on exhibition in Nantes, France. Designed by François Delarozière and Pierre Oreficee, the fantastic creatures in the menagerie include an elephant, squid, Manta ray, and more. Dark Roasted Blend posted some beautiful photos of the hydraulic beasties.
Link to Dark Roasted Blend, Link to Les Machines site,
Link to video of elephant (Thanks, Jennifer Lum!)