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Posts tagged Illustration

Jun 24
quinnidae:

Illustration of the feeding mechanism of the sea gooseberry. When relaxed its tentacles expand, acting like a spider’s web to capture prey. Instead of stinging cells, these tentacles are lined with special adhesive cells to prevent prey from escaping. 
They had these little guys at the Monterey Bay Aquarium for a while, and I was absolutely fascinated by how much their tentacles can stretch. Really cool!

quinnidae:

Illustration of the feeding mechanism of the sea gooseberry. When relaxed its tentacles expand, acting like a spider’s web to capture prey. Instead of stinging cells, these tentacles are lined with special adhesive cells to prevent prey from escaping. 

They had these little guys at the Monterey Bay Aquarium for a while, and I was absolutely fascinated by how much their tentacles can stretch. Really cool!

(via scientificillustration)


Jun 23
tentaclegarden:

endlessregression:From Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy Antique atlas by Asa Smith published circa 1850. 

tentaclegarden:

endlessregression:From Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy Antique atlas by Asa Smith published circa 1850. 


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Aug 15
wapiti3:


Chameleon on Flickr.
Via Flickr: Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm Reptile & Amphibian Copper Engravings 1810

wapiti3:

Chameleon on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm Reptile & Amphibian Copper Engravings 1810

(via scientificillustration)


Jul 8
wapiti3:


Illustrations of zoology, or, Collection of animal figures painted from nature / by R.-P. Lesson; book adorned with plates drawn and engraved by the best artists, and as a complement to general or special treaties published on the natural history on Flickr.
Via Flickr: By: Lesson, R. P. Publication info: Paris :Arthus Bertrand,[1831-1835?] Contributed by: Smithsonian Libraries BHL Collections: Smithsonian Institution Libraries

wapiti3:

Illustrations of zoology, or, Collection of animal figures painted from nature / by R.-P. Lesson; book adorned with plates drawn and engraved by the best artists, and as a complement to general or special treaties published on the natural history on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
By: Lesson, R. P.
Publication info: Paris :Arthus Bertrand,[1831-1835?]
Contributed by: Smithsonian Libraries
BHL Collections: Smithsonian Institution Libraries

(via scientificillustration)


May 4

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Apr 24
wapiti3:


Mauereidechse (Wall Lizard)-C1880 on Flickr.
 Artist unknown, German school. source-Antique Print Room

wapiti3:

Mauereidechse (Wall Lizard)-C1880 on Flickr.


Artist unknown, German school.
source-Antique Print Room


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