Gorgeous Illustration of Humboldt Squid
    By Danna Staaf | March 21st 2012 12:32 AM | 1 comment | Print | E-mail | Track Comments
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    Artist Laura Hines has done a couple of gorgeous illustrations of Humboldt squid.

    Humboldt Squid #1 (above) is a rendering of this photograph from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute:

    It's a great example of how illustration can improve on photography. The pencil clarifies and emphasizes detail that was obscured by the camera. Lovely work! h/t

    (Yes yes, I know about the kerfuffle over colossal squid eyes the size of basketballs! I'm not sure what I can add, but I'll try to think of something erudite or at least amusing.)


    Lovely!  #2 I like even better.  One feels there ought to be a hug-a-squid event, but how to get over the land-sea barrier?
    Robert H. Olley / Quondam Physics Department / University of Reading / England