PHOTOS: Clive Palmer image a viral hit for photoshoppers

A CANDID photo of Fairfax MP Clive Palmer counting money during Question time has captured the imagination of photoshop larrakins from all over the world, who are now joyfully distorting the image of the Palmer United Party leader.

The photo by News Limited photographer Gary Ramage shows Mr Palmer expressionless, holding a small wad of cash. It comes as the embattled magnate continues to come under scrutiny for his handling of his Queensland Nickel refinery in Townsville, following its entry into voluntary administration.

Mr Ramage posted the image to Twitter on Monday afternoon.

A group on Reddit titled "Photoshop Battles" discovered it about an hour later.

The battlers in the community try to one-up each other by adding bizarre and hilarious additions to real photographs. 

In this case, Mr Palmer has ended up as iconic movie characters, eating a variety of foods and hanging out with a range of celebrities.