04 10 / 2014

wischnikdraws:

geschlossene gesellschaft I

wischnikdraws:

geschlossene gesellschaft I

03 10 / 2014

kablamity:

Day 64: dinosaur. Coelacanths are truly a living fossil.

kablamity:

Day 64: dinosaur. Coelacanths are truly a living fossil.

02 10 / 2014

purplerubyred:

On the Sunday of SPX, I took a long-awaited trip to the Smithsonian to see the Coelacanths on loan from an African museum. When I finally found it, it was even more amazing in person. Even dead, these fish are magnificent. I can only imagine how wonderful it would be to swim with one, alive and fully blue. Standing there in front of it, I had to fight back tears. Here are the pictures I drew while admiring it.

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My only gripe is how poorly the coelacanth was displayed. I could not find it even after walking the whole of the Ocean Hall. The front desk had no clue that it existed either. I finally found it on the way out of the Ocean Hall. It was unlit and very hard to see. People kept walking by it until I pulled out my sketchbook to draw. The baby was gone, so I wonder if they are planning on shipping it back soon. I do hope that it is placed in a more prominent display so that others can admire the wonder that is the coelacanth. 

01 10 / 2014

purplerubyred:

I drew these on the ride over to the museum. Can you tell I was excited?

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30 9 / 2014

luminous-goldfish:

以前からやるやる言って、進んでなかった泳ぐシーラカンスのモビール、試作一号。

29 9 / 2014

jameshillillustration:

Another book sample, very unsure about the amount of text or the quality of the writing but you get the idea

28 9 / 2014

tuacacocktail:

Finished up the final versions of my two catnip toys! #fish #sunfish #coelacanth #cats #inkodye #handmade #etsy (at bananafinn.etsy.com)

tuacacocktail:

Finished up the final versions of my two catnip toys! #fish #sunfish #coelacanth #cats #inkodye #handmade #etsy (at bananafinn.etsy.com)

27 9 / 2014

15 9 / 2014

tumorhead:

Lobe finned friends! Collect all 8?
Neoceratodus: Australian lungfish, living
Ichtyostega: early tetrapod, extinct
Protopterus: African lungfish, living
Periopththalmus: Mudskipper, one genus of many, living, convergently evolved bro.
Eusthenopteron: Large predatory lobe finned fish, extinct
Tiktaalik: Lobe finned fish/Tetrapod ancestor, exctinct
Latimeria: Coelacanth, living
Clarias: Walking catfish, living, convergently evolved bro

tumorhead:

Lobe finned friends! Collect all 8?

Neoceratodus: Australian lungfish, living

Ichtyostega: early tetrapod, extinct

Protopterus: African lungfish, living

Periopththalmus: Mudskipper, one genus of many, living, convergently evolved bro.

Eusthenopteron: Large predatory lobe finned fish, extinct

Tiktaalik: Lobe finned fish/Tetrapod ancestor, exctinct

Latimeria: Coelacanth, living

Clarias: Walking catfish, living, convergently evolved bro

14 9 / 2014

aoki-illust:

むかしの魚

aoki-illust:

むかしの魚

10 9 / 2014

wischnikdraws:

geschlossene gesellschaft

wischnikdraws:

geschlossene gesellschaft

03 9 / 2014

yuitk:

Melancholy Triceratops & Unkind coelacanth

yuitk:

Melancholy Triceratops & Unkind coelacanth

02 9 / 2014

janzenillustration:

Living fossils baby!

janzenillustration:

Living fossils baby!

01 9 / 2014

cretaceous2014:

Cretaceous Time Line

31 8 / 2014

davidaaronvaldez:

Fish drawings done in my design class.

davidaaronvaldez:

Fish drawings done in my design class.