Angel Fitor - Chromatophores´forest

 

Chromatophores are the cells responsible for color in cold-blooded vertebrates, and some groups of invertebrates. They contain pigments, or reflective crystaline structures that commanded by the nervous system, can change their shape giving as a result the illusion of color under the observer´s naked eye.

In the case of fish, chromatophores can cover any region of their anatomy, including the fine translucid membranes of fins, and the bony rays that underpin them. Image shows an eight times life size close up of the tail of wrasse Symphodus mediterraneus; or the hallucination of an otherwordly bamboo forest; or maybe both. Your choice…

 


Location: Mediterranean sea, Spain

Tags: Angel Fitor, fin, fish, lab, macrophotography, studio


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