The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Frogfish are a variety of anglerfish that make up the family Antennariidae and can be found in tropical and subtropical waters.
They spend most of their time on the sea floor waiting for prey, which consists primarily of crustaceans and other fish. It begins to quietly stalk the prey by walking along the floor using its pectoral fins. When it is ready to strike, it rapidly opens its mouth to twelve times larger than normal, sucking up water and the fish.
These frogfish typically have many projections coming off of their body, which helps give the frogfish camouflage.
Image credit: Paul Rudder
Braun & Hogenberg’s 1572 map of Venice
Akinobu makes architectural models for a living in Tokyo, but in his spare time he creates all matter of small objects in bottles. These pinky sized dinosaur skeletons are especially awesome. (via bb)
Sometimes I look at the decades-old trees in the Garden and wonder what stories they would tell if they could. Mei Linn Chan takes this sort of sentiment literally with her gorgeous Leaf Type. With leaves like this, branches would become words and sentences and would give voice to the trees.
I love how she highlights the symmetry and asymmetry of her diverse choice of leaves by keeping only their veins to support her letters and numbers. And there are so many different shades of green! —HG