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Box Jelly


Box jellies are among the most dangerous animals on Earth. They are also one of the most powerful swimmers among jellyfish, and have complex networks of real eyes that help them actively pursue their prey in the open waters of the Southern Ocean. Their beautiful blue bells pulse with a latent menace, and their long, clumped tentacles covered in stinging nematocysts wave gently in the swell, waiting to inject a powerful neurotoxin into any skin they encounter.


This is from a series of images of poisonous and venomous animals. A three-color screenprint made from rubylith and chart-pak dot matrix film in a totally analog process, with three split-fountain fades.


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