Sunday, 31 January 2010

Who said nature was beautiful?

The 'beautiful' creature represented in this image is a blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus)... not really charismatic, not really happy... in a world where you have to be cute as a panda to get caring attention the blobfish can't be blamed for being worried. Apparently the Australian deep sea, which it is endemic to, is not a safe neighborhood. Australian fishing nets are inadvertently catching my ‘gelatinous human face-looking’ friend pushing it to the verge of extinction. Yes, the blobfish is my friend and I am determine to work (preferably paid) for its survival and not just because it fascinates me but because it probably has a good reason to exist… and I need a job… ;)