What you see above is a human body. A naked human body, in fact. Japanese photographer Shinichi Maruyama, who has taken some curiously gorgeous shots of nothing but water, didn't use fancy tricks to get the effect you see here, but rather created a composite out of thousands of images to convey a form in motion.
Titled only "Nude," Maruyama took thousands of photos of models dancing. The effect looks like it should have been a long exposure shot — which would have been a hell of a lot easier.