A rather adorable short by Max Mörtl and Robert Löbel in which we observe the fictitious denizens of an island as they undulate, vocalise and engage in charming rhythmical shenanigans though the course of their day.
A dipperful of seawater can reveal a hodgepodge of tiny free-swimmers and nebulous drifters that fog the water column. Many are microscopic. Others would be visible except they’re virtually transparent. Gelatinous shape-shifters lazily ride the currents. Familiar forms in miniature—wide-eyed fish larvae, baby squid and octopuses—dart freely. Their lives are precarious. Some wear shells or exude toxins against predators; others are active only after dark. But untold numbers succumb to hungry mouths—each other’s or those of bigger foe.
Full what-the-hell-is-that guide at Dive Shield.
Beautiful, unnerving xenomorphic sculptures created from layered pigeon and mallard feathers by British sculptor Kate McGwire.
Or silhouetted against the moon, tapping at your window.