Surreal Anatomical Collages by bedelgeuse

artist on tumblr

Travis Bedel aka bedelgeuse is a mixed media artist that creates anatomical collages from cutouts of vintage etchings and illustrations, combining them into anatomical, botanical, and other biological parts.

Travis says his artworks can range from ‘5 inches to 6 feet’. You can see many more of his collages on tumblr. He also sells prints through Society6 and original works through Etsy.

This is one of my favourite videos ever

(Source: vinebox)


Hiding In Plain Sight

Cephalopods, such as the octopus shown here, have incredible powers of camouflage.

While most animals maintain an unchanging body pattern and coloration (think a praying mantis on a leaf), or a slow-transition color-change ability (think chameleons), cephalopods exhibit what is called “adaptive camouflage”.

This is the ability to quickly alter their coloration, body pattern, and even texture to best blend in with their surroundings. 

If detected, these guys can jet away in a cloud of ink as a last resort. 

video source: Roger Hanlon on Youtube

reference: Hanlon. 2007.