Spineless: Portraits of Marine Invertebrates by Susan Middleton
February 15, 2017 - June 23, 2017
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave., NW
Free. Photo ID required.
In Spineless, acclaimed photographer Susan Middleton explores the mysterious and surprising world of marine invertebrates, which represent more than 98 percent of the known animal species in the ocean. They are also astonishingly diverse in their shapes, patterns, textures, and colors--in nature's fashion show, they are the haute couture of marine life.
This exhibition of remarkable images is the result of seven years of painstaking fieldwork across the Pacific Ocean, using photographic techniques that Middleton developed to capture these extremely fragile creatures on camera. Middleton's photographs offer a stunning new view of nature that harmoniously combines art and science.
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