A Blaschka Jellyfish : 2013

Photograph by

Dan Sykes

About this image

3D reconstruction of a glass model of a jellyfish, imaged using X-rays in a micro-CT scanner. The artificial colours used here are based on the density of the glass. This incredible model was sculpted in glass in the mid-19th Century by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka. The techniques used by this father and son team are not fully understood, it is hoped that this study will help reveal some of their secrets. Imaging and Analysis Centre, The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom