“Seattle artist and science illustrator Marlin Peterson was recently commissioned by the Washington State Artist Trust to paint a mural somewhere in the city. After searching unsuccessfully for a suitably large wall, Peterson got the idea to look for a large roof, and where would a painting on a roof be more visiable than right underneath the Seattle Space Needle.” (Text from Colossal)
By Edouard Martinet (unfortunately, his website is down, but he does have representation with the Sladmore Gallery)
Definitely worth taking a look. The one below is my favourite.
“This false-coloured scanning electron micrograph shows a moth fly (Psychodidae), also known as a drain fly. As its name suggests, the fly’s larvae commonly live and grow in domestic drains; the adult fly emerges near sinks, baths and lavatories. The moth flies’ bodies and wings are covered in hairs, which gives them a ‘fuzzy’, moth-like appearance. The fly is 4-5 mm long, and each eye is approximately 100 microns wide.”
By Kevin MacKenzie.
The word you are looking for is “whoa.” Beautiful to watch, a little strange, but definitely makes the 8 minutes melt by.
By Mikey Please, and recipient of (like) a ton of awards.
Technically known as Acraga coa, and first characterized by William Schaus in 1892. I can only imagine him stumbling upon one of these – I wonder what the vernacular of the day was for “Holy Sh*t!”
As well, this is the cristal stage before it grows up to be a moth. Which, apparently, means it will one day look like this: