Ernst Haeckel’s ”Kunstformen der Natur” showing various sea anemones classified as Actiniae.  From Wikimedia Commons.

Ernst Haeckel, the scientist as an artist.

Sea anemones from Ernst Haeckel's "Kunstformen der Natur" (Art forms of Nature) of 1904 // About "Kunstformen Der Nature": // About Ernst Haeckel:

"Discomedusae". Plate 8 from Ernst Haeckels' ''Kunstformen der Natur'', 1899.

Discomedusae from Kunstformen der Natur (Art Forms in Nature) a book of lithographic and halftone prints by German biologist Ernst Haeckel.

Art of Diatom algae (from Ernst Haeckel) B305/0177 Rights Managed Credit: MEHAU KULYK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Beautiful Diatoms, Diatoms are a major group of algae, and are among the most common types of phytoplankton

Ernst Haeckel. His art is pretty even if his ideas on race and evolution were screwy.

Ascidian (Ascidiae) from Ernst Haeckel's "Kunstformen der Natur" (Art forms of Nature) of 1904 // About "Kunstformen Der Nature": // About Ernst Haeckel: // Tags: Vintage

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Ernst Haeckel’s Scientific Illustrations

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