Here it is!
Now that the Macro & Micro show is basically upon us (opening THIS FRIDAY!) I am now willing + able to share the full image in all its battling glory.
So I’m part of the “everything else” category and as such had pretty much free reign over content (avoiding plant, animal, or mineral). I opted to go micro and offer what I’m sure is an entirely accurate depiction of white blood cells fending off a bacteriophage.
Right? White blood cells are tiny space folk with laser hands?
And if you’re so inclined there are prints available at the LGAL shop!
black Micron pen (005)
A jellyfish hunting in deep ocean
False color of a glass frog (yes it’s real!)
Carp in Eastern Cultures
- Carp is an Auspicious Animal believed to possess special attributes - Strength, Health, Persistence, Luck, Wealth, & Destiny
- There is an important myth of a carp leaping up a waterfall and swimming tirelessly upstream to reach the headwater. When it succeeded, it was rewarded by transformation into a mighty dragon. In China, images or statues of carp are a traditional gift to a student beginning school.
- In Japan, auspicious colors are red, white, black, blue, yellow, & brown
- The color Red (aka) is an expression of happy or bright feelings. Red evokes images of fortunate or happy occasions, symbolized by red and white as seen on kohaku
- Japanese prefer the majority of koi in a pond should be Kohaku to convey bright, happy feelings.
Carp sometimes have natural mutations of colors including spots or bellies that are red, brown, grey, light blue/grey, light yellow, and tortoiseshell. Carp farmers all over the world would have seen these same mutations but only in the Niigata area of Japan were carp developed and refined successfully by selective breeding to eventually become what we know today as living jewels (koi).
I always wanted to draw a Nudibranch.
I don’t think my dad would be proud of this one; it’s meant to be Hermissenda crassicornis, buuut it’s not 100% accurate.
Infographic by ReuseThisBag
In the Whirlwind of the Aurora & Constellations
Coral Cod (Cephalopholis miniata)
The coral cod is a predatory fish found in tropical coral reefs. They can usually be seen under ledges and in caves.
divemecressi on Flickr
Estudio Biología Marina |
Me gustan con dos de azúcar, gracias