miércoles, 31 de agosto de 2011

Cráneo fumando un cigarrillo

Vincent Van Gogh
Cráneo fumando un cigarrillo (1885)
Óleo sobre lienzo. 32 × 24.5 cm.
Van Gogh Museum. Amsterdam

lunes, 29 de agosto de 2011

Crescent Neptune and Triton

Crescent Neptune and Triton 
Credit: Voyager 2  Spacecraft,  NASA


Chromodoris elisabethina

Chromodoris elisabethina  
Fairyland, Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba, Queensland Australia
Size70 mm
Depth20 m

Order: Nudibranchia
Family: Chromodorididae

Photographs by Gary Cobb and David Mullins - Copyright 2003-2011

miércoles, 24 de agosto de 2011

lunes, 22 de agosto de 2011

Glaucus atlanticus

Glaucus atlanticus
Queensland, Australia

Tamaño 35-40   mm
Profundidad: en la playa

Orden: Nudibranchia
 Familia: Glaucidae

domingo, 21 de agosto de 2011

Charon carries souls

Alexander Dmitrievich Litovchenko( 1835 - 1890) 
Charon carries souls across the river Styx 1861
Oil on canvas
Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

sábado, 20 de agosto de 2011


Muscles, William Cowper. 
From Book "Myotomia reformata, or, An anatomical treatise on the muscles of the human body"

viernes, 19 de agosto de 2011

martes, 16 de agosto de 2011

Aeoliscus strigatus

"Razorfish"  Aeoliscus strigatus

One look at the position of their small fins tells you they are wll-adapted to swim head-down, instead of in  the conventional horizontal manner like most fish.

martes, 9 de agosto de 2011

Eciton hamatum

An Eciton hamatum army ant soldier takes a bite of the offending photographer.

Jatun Sacha reserve, Napo, Ecuador

Alexander Wild Photography

domingo, 7 de agosto de 2011

sábado, 6 de agosto de 2011

Inferno, from the Divine Comedy

Bartolomeo Di Fruosino,  Inferno, from the Divine Comedy by Dante (Folio 1v)

Between 1430 and 1435 Tempera, gold, and silver on parchment.

viernes, 5 de agosto de 2011


Pufferfish, also commonly known as "blowfish", consisting of members of family Tertraodontidae.
This particular called a "map puffer", has a reticulated pattern on its body with dark lines radiating from the eye.  A small, transparent shrimp of the Periclimenes genus probably gets its meals from fish parasites or leftover morsels of food.

The Unfortunate Love

Gustave Doré
Inferno Canto 5: The Unfortunate Love of Paolo and Francesca 

martes, 2 de agosto de 2011

lunes, 1 de agosto de 2011


The nightmarish Fangtooth (Anoplogaster sp.) is among the deepest-living fish ever discovered. The fish’s normal habitat ranges as high as about 6,500 ft (2,000 m), but it has been found swimming at icy, crushing depths near 16,500 ft (5,000 m). Fangtooth fish reach only about 16 cm. long.