the underside of this thing is seriously gorgeous. pictures do not do it justice.
This is the colourful candy-striped land snail (Liguus virgineus), and it’s only found on Haiti, Dominican Republic and Cuba. For years its colourful shell made a popular souvenir for travellers visiting these Caribbean islands, but now a law forbids people from harvesting the shells and selling them.
Image: Miguel A. Landestoy
My babies. I’ll do anything for them. :)
Skin accounts for around 15% of your body weight.
(Copyright: Gunther Von Hagens, Institute for Plastination)
In heaven. Bug heaven. Can’t wait to rehydrate and mount these jewels.
Dissection of the pelvis, groin and thigh to show the iliac and femoral vessels. From ‘Surgical Anatomy’ by Maclise, Joseph, 1856.