The Oneonta Gorge is in the Columbia River Gorge in the American state of Oregon. The U.S. Forest Service has designated it as a botanical area because of the unique aquatic and woodland plants that grow there. The basalt walls are home to a wide variety of ferns, mosses, hepatics and lichens, many of which grow only in the Columbia River Gorge.
‘The hovering sculptures by Thomas Jackson’s photographs are inspired by self-organizing, ‘emergent’ systems in nature such as termite mounds, swarming locusts, schooling fish and flocking birds. The images attempt to tap the mixture of fear and fascination that those phenomena tend to evoke, while creating an uneasy interplay between the natural and the manufactured and the real and the imaginary.
Photographer David Chambon has been working on an awesome series of photos featuring insects so thoroughly covered in morning dew, they appear to have been bejeweled.
wow these are beautiful
Thalamphora (1904) - amazing illustration from biologist Ernst Haeckel