Extraordinary Creatures

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ping-pong tree sponge

These images are from a website promoting The Deep, a book by Claire Nouvian. It includes a gallery of incredible photographs of deep sea creatures. It’s really another world down there, impossibly unique and beautiful. My favorites are the images shown above – the star shape of the Ping-Pong Tree Sponge, the ethereal look of the Blacksnout seasnail, and the too-cute-for-words Dumbo octopus. It is almost hard to believe these things are real.

This book definitely looks worth buying. It would also be great as “budget decor” if the individual images were taken out, matted and framed. And what a conversation piece! Be sure to click on “Gallery” after viewing the flash animation. Thanks, Anne, for the link.

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