red sea


Today the Department of Awesome Anamorphic Artwork is catching up with the latest 3D drawings by Brazilian artist João A. Carvalho, aka J Desenhos (previously featured here). Since he was first featured here in 2014, Carvalho has grown even more proficient at creating astonishing optical illusions on simple pieces of notebook paper. Using pencils, colored pencils, markers, and pens, Carvalo makes sheets of paper appear to distort, rippling until they tear open portals to outer space or opening rifts that enable monsters to break through. In one piece a ship sails across an ocean of waves made of undulating lines, while in another Moses parts the lines on a sheet of paper as though they were the waters of the Red Sea:

To check out more of his Carvalho’s amazing drawings, check out his his Facebook community where he shares new work and behind-the-scenes progress shots, as well as anamorphic artwork created by other artists.

[via Bored Panda]

Nembrotha megalocera

…a colorful species of Polycerid nudibranch, that is known to occur in and around the Red Sea and adjacent areas. N. megalocera is a fairly large species, growing up to 45 mm in length. Like other species of nudibranch N. megalocera is predatory in nature, feeding mainly on colonial ascidians. 


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Image: Jon Hanson

Photo of the Day: Golden Trevally and the Giant

Edited photographer caption: This picture was been taken during a citizen science project in Djibouti to better understand the aggregation of whale sharks in the area.

Photo by Emilio Mancuso (Milan, Italy); Djibouti

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