Shades of gray: Ever notice how even the plain ol’ gray fish at the Aquarium are still strikingly beautiful?
Ursula the fur seal takes a moment to groom her beautiful coat #seals #ocean #animals #furry
Visitor Art! We love it when visitors share their pictures, and we really love it when they share their inspired artworks. Enjoy! (And here’s an earlier round-up of Aquarium-inspired art.)
I went to the New England Aquarium earlier this year and took over a hundred photos of the jellyfish alone (don’t even get me started on the cephalopods…those will be a whole different post).
Here is one of the original photographs I took and a corresponding papercut I made based on the photo.
I’m really happy with how the cut vellum layer worked as a shadow layer (though, I kind of wish I’d kept the tentacles long enough to go off of the page or maybe mounted it on a smaller piece of cardstock - oh well, maybe next time).
Enjoy your cnidarian for the day!
She’s ready for her close-up now (Nassau grouper from the Giant Ocean Tank)
Best of 2013
The Giant Ocean Tank was drained, gutted and then adorned with the latest technology, bejeweled with a colorful new reef and populated with diverse and colorful animals from the Caribbean. This is, of course, the crowning achievement of 2013…and one that will be enjoyed throughout 2014 and beyond.
This could be an art installation. But it’s not. The goosefish’s egg veil is a temporary addition to her exhibit at the New England Aquarium. You’re looking at several hundred thousand eggs, bound together in a gelatinous sheet that gracefully billows through her exhibit, which she laid just a couple days ago.