Monday, November 08, 2010

Mollusca

Octopus ornatus



Octopus furvus



Octopus mimus (detail)




Octopus megalocyathus



Octopus tetricus




Onychoteuthis rutilus



These illustrations are details taken from plates out of 'Molluscs and Shells' (1852-1856) at Botanicus by conchologist, malacologist and physician, Augustus Addison Gould. The book was part of a multi-volume series resulting from the United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842.

There can never be too many cephalopods.

Addit: Oops, forgot to say, previously: CEPHALOPODA

5 comments:

Francky said...

Very nice! Thanks. ;)

feedergoldfish said...

Amazing! Such beautiful illustrations.

nickyskye said...

Brilliant. Wonderful images. They're the unicorns of the sea.

Emily said...

Beautiful pictures!

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This fabulous work with us
Good creations

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