Absurd Portraits from the National Beard & Mustache Championships by Greg Anderson

Absurd Portraits from the National Beard & Mustache Championships by Greg Anderson portraits beards

Absurd Portraits from the National Beard & Mustache Championships by Greg Anderson portraits beards

Absurd Portraits from the National Beard & Mustache Championships by Greg Anderson portraits beards

Absurd Portraits from the National Beard & Mustache Championships by Greg Anderson portraits beards

Absurd Portraits from the National Beard & Mustache Championships by Greg Anderson portraits beards

Absurd Portraits from the National Beard & Mustache Championships by Greg Anderson portraits beards

Absurd Portraits from the National Beard & Mustache Championships by Greg Anderson portraits beards

Absurd Portraits from the National Beard & Mustache Championships by Greg Anderson portraits beards

Absurd Portraits from the National Beard & Mustache Championships by Greg Anderson portraits beards

Absurd Portraits from the National Beard & Mustache Championships by Greg Anderson portraits beards

This outrageous display of facial hair configurations made an appearance at the 4th Annual National Beard and Mustache Championships in New Orleans earlier this month. Luckily Las Vegas-based photographer Greg Anderson was on-hand to give us a front-row seat as the bizarre spectacle of facial hair paraded in front of his camera lens. The championships involved some 150 contestants from the U.S., U.K., and Canada who competed in 17 different categories. If this isn’t enough, here’s a giant gallery of 164 portraits from the event. (via PetaPixel, Twisted Sifter)