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Artist Iori Tomita, who graduated from the Kitasato University School of Fisheries Sciences, creates these incredibly strange specimens of animals, turning all the protein in their bodies transparent, and then infusing their bones and cartilage with color so they become strangely compelling, soft-colored skeletons.

Strangely Beautiful Photos of Clear Preserved Animals

Iori Tomita - New World Transparent Specimens Fisherman-turned-artist in Yokohama City, Japan, Tomita creates art using the skeletons of various dead marine specimens, which he preserves and then colors with bright shades of dye.

tortuga albina

Iori Tomita uses a technique that turns protein transparent, dies the bones magenta, and cartilage blue.

Chameleon X-Ray - Imgur

Chameleon X-Ray

I love this one of the chameleon. Japanese artist Iori Tomita transforms the scientific technique of preserving and dying organism specimens into an art form with his series, 'shinsekai [toumei hyouhon]' ('new world transparent specimens')

These are real preserved animals. They are soaked in chemicals until the protein in their bodies turns clear and then they are dyed.

These are real preserved animals. They are soaked in chemicals until the protein in their bodies turns clear and then they are dyed.

The Japanese artist Iori Tomita uses a scientific technique for preserving animals in ways that makes them look translucent. The project is called 新世界『透明標本』(New world Transparent Specimen)

Iori Tomita

Iori Tomita

Diaphonized Lizard Wet Specimen Preserved by AsylumArtwork on Etsy

Diaphonized Lizard Wet Specimen Preserved by AsylumArtwork on Etsy

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You’re looking at sea urchins mating and being born (the triangle is a baby urchin)

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