06 November 2012

Tuesday Crustie: Psyclops

A page of psyclopoids from a crustacean atlas. Click to enlarge this one to see the subtleties of colour and shape. I’m in awe of the level of artistry that allowed us to record the natural world before cameras were commonplace.

Photo by BioDivLibrary on Flickr; used under a Creative Commons license.

1 comment:

Neuroskeptic said...

That's really pretty. Maps from that era & earlier were also often works of art... if not entirely accurate ones.