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Chemicals Turn Fish Into Trippy, Transparent Works of Art - Wired Science

Fish Transparent Skeleton Specimens X-Ray Art : More At FOSTERGINGER @ Pinterest

Fish Transparent Skeleton Specimens X-Ray Art : More At FOSTERGINGER @ Pinterest

These are real preserved animals. They are soaked in chemicals until the protein in their bodies turns clear and then they are dyed. - Imgur

These are real preserved animals. They are soaked in chemicals until the protein in their bodies turns clear and then they are dyed.

Artist Iori Tomita, who graduated from the Kitasato University School of Fisheries Sciences, creates these incredibly strange specimens of animals, turning all the protein in their bodies transparent, and then infusing their bones and cartilage with color so they become strangely compelling, soft-colored skeletons.

Strangely Beautiful Photos of Clear Preserved Animals

Iori Tomita - New World Transparent Specimens Fisherman-turned-artist in Yokohama City, Japan, Tomita creates art using the skeletons of various dead marine specimens, which he preserves and then colors with bright shades of dye.

Simply Creative: Cleared by Adam Summers

The True Inner Beauty of Fishes @ The Smithsonian - A biologist and a poet team up for a new exhibition at the Seattle Aquarium that features images of bleached and stained fish skeletons

A neuron from the hippocampus at 63-times magnification. There are approximately 100 billion neurons in the human brain. Image by Dr. Carlo Sala, CNR Institute of Neuroscience.

It's pretty awesome to see an actual neuron and be able to identify it's components A neuron from the hippocampus at magnification. There are approximately 100 billion neurons in the human brain. Image by Dr. Carlo Sala, CNR Institute of Neuroscience

"New World Transparent Specimen"

Japan between Art and Science – Colored Fish Skeletons as Art pieces

Fish Art Print  Balloon Fish Illustration  Teal and by JewelRenee, $49.00

Puffer Fish Art Print - Balloon Fish Illustration - Teal and Brown Aquatic Art - Digital Mixed Media Print

a prawn from iori tomita’s “new world transparent specimen” series.

✯ A Prawn from Iori Tomita’s “New World Transparent Specimen” Series / food illustration

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