Here we are, in the heart of the 2011 Halloween season. Halloween is a little more than a week away (sooner for many weekend party goers). Halloween decorations are up in neighborhoods around the country and haunted houses are attracting thousands of visitors daily. And for most of the east coast, midwest and northwest, Fall is in the air. And with Fall, comes pumpkins. One popular Halloween tradition is pumpkin carving. In the "old days", pumpkin carving was simple. Carve out the center of a pumpkin, add a couple of eyes, a nose, a mouth and you're done. If you were really ambitious, you might add some ears or perhaps a single tooth in an otherwise toothless mouth. That was it. Your pumpkin was ready to be displayed. Well, those days are long gone. Pumpkin carving has become an art form for some. In fact, pumpkin carving has become downright EXTREME! Don't believe us? Check it out for yourself. We've gathered some extreme pumpkin carving photos. Some people are even carving pumpkins underwater! Go figure. To each his own. Happy Halloween!