David Doubilet’s Portraits Of Sea Slugs

May 15, 2008 at 1:14 pm (amazing things, art) ()

Via Boing Boing, check out this amazing gallery of pictures of nudibranchs, most of them taken by one David Doubilet.

Nudibranchs are sea slugs, in this case of the toxic, brightly colored variety. And they are gorgeous. And the gallery is huge, featuring some thirty photographs.

nudibranch

Can you believe things like that are alive?

See also the accompanying article, which opens with this:

Nudibranchs crawl through life as slick and naked as a newborn. Snail kin whose ancestors shrugged off the shell millions of years ago, they are just skin, muscle, and organs sliding on trails of slime across ocean floors and coral heads the world over. . . .

Hahaha

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1 Comment

  1. Tyler said,

    A graphic designers dream!!! I think the lightbox really accentuates the magnificent colors of the sea-slug prism.

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