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Pretty cephalopods

Pretty cephalopods

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Octopus Portrait - Yumiko Utsu

!!!! Kraken hair!

The real "Lord Bodner's Octopus" image! Artist J-Ces. Savigny, created as part of Napoleon's Expedition to Egypt. Fascinating, gorgeous, and much more glamorous than the myth invented by Christopher Wilcox at Natural Curiosities ("The original is a copperplate engraving by Lord Bodner and was published in 1826 in London as part of a series studying creatures of the deep.") Also, I AM THE WORLD'S GREATEST GOOGLER.

  • Matthew Webb
    Matthew Webb

    Megan Librarian, you are a rock star. Many thanks for pinning this with such an excellent description.

  • Stephanie Fuqua
    Stephanie Fuqua

    Thank you! I was trying to find out more about this "Lord Bodner," and I suspected the story was made up.

From Natural Curiosities by Christopher Wilcox. Taken from an engraving by Benard Direxit who, unlike 'lord bodner', actually existed!

Octavio Octopus

Scalamandre Mikonos wallpaper

From Anthropologie -- I am starting to worry that 'Put An Octopus On It!' is a new thing.

Maritime Octopus Bowl

Ernst Haeckel Jellyfish -- another noncephalopod cheat.

Anemones really. From Science In School Issue 2.

Jellyfish air plant


I thought that coffee tasted inky...

I Cefalopodi Viventi nel Golfo di Napoli (Sistematica) (1896)

octopus room

Remarkable octopus bracelet by Jack du Rose

Octopus Necklace Brass Rubies

octopus ring