Friday, March 10, 2006

Friday Nudibranch Blogging


This is Hypselodoris obscura, whose evocation of "the antartick oriency of a western aurore or acronick rising of the most radiant constellation of the firmament" may well lead to "the ineffable extasie of an overmastered apprehension," and induce a state of swoon "without the appearance of any other life than what by the most refined wits of theological speculators is conceived to be exercised by the purest parts of the separated entelechies of blessed saints in their sublimest conversations with the celestial hierarchies."

So watch your step.

9 comments:

four legs good said...

Ooooooh!!


That is a festive one.

dan mcenroe said...

wow - that looks like something you'd see with the hubble telescope.

PoppieProng said...

it looks hyperrealistc, like something a programmer at Pixar would come up with. Awesome!

Green said...

Ooooh, this one glows from within. Quite gorgeous. Now, maybe I've just had too long of a week, but could someone explain the quote to me?

Anonymous said...

nudibranches (nudibranchi?)look like what hapened during the Cambrian explosion...

GrrlScientist said...

wait a sec ... didn't you post this same species a few months ago??

GrrlScientist

roger said...

your text is almost as colorful and fanciful as the picture.

Phila said...

wait a sec ... didn't you post this same species a few months ago??

GrrlScientist


Sure I did! Same species, different picture. And why not?

GrrlScientist said...

just wondering. wondering which one of us was hallucinating, and i was fairly certain it wasn't me.