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Stunning X-Ray Images Of Animals We Bet You've Never Seen Before

Medical specialist and artist Arie van 't Riet has explored the inner workings of animals and plants and the results are amazing enough to leave us stupefied. A medical physicist based in Netherlands, he teaches radiographers about radiation physics and safety. For an example to demonstrate and visualise the influence of x-ray energy on the contrast levels in the x-ray image, he made himself capture these fantastic pictures.

Via BBC

Stunning X-Ray Images Of Animals We Bet You've Never Seen Before

Stunning X-Ray Images Of Animals We Bet You've Never Seen Before

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He started editing and creating the pictures

He started editing and creating the pictures

"I arrived at flowers. After some years, I started to edit and partly color these x-ray images. And I added animals", he said about his artwork.

The inner beauty of life and existence

The inner beauty of life and existence

Hypercium that grew at his hospital's entrance.

He captured the dead

He captured the dead

All the x-rays were produced with his own licensed machine at his home. He revealed having captured only the dead animals since it wasn't fair to expose the living to harmful x-rays.

Wild flowers near Deventer, The Netherlands

Wild flowers near Deventer, The Netherlands

"The x-rays demonstrate the complexity and the inner refinement of natural objects. See the pelvic structure of the frog."

Similarities in the life forms are evident, too

Similarities in the life forms are evident, too

"See the trachea in the python and the lizard, it is the same construction as mine. The same holds for the bony structures like knee, elbow, hip, femur, fibula, ulna, radius etc. All the same. We judge the bird by its color. But, they often are the same in an x-ray view, looking with x-ray eyes."

Availability of animals was crucial to his work

Availability of animals was crucial to his work

"Usually, the availability of an animal is decisive for the image. It starts with a traffic victim, or a reptile which died, or a fish from the market, or some prepared insects from the shop, or an animal caught by the cat."

Completing the picture with the respective habitat

Completing the picture with the respective habitat

"Next, I search for plants and flowers belonging to the habitat of the respective animal. From the animals and flowers and plants, I build my complete natural scene."

His enhanced perspective on nature and our fellow beings

His enhanced perspective on nature and our fellow beings

Since, Van 't Riet can't see as his photos get developed, they come as a surprise to him too.

Sometimes the creature is damaged

Sometimes the creature is damaged

"Sometimes the traffic victim is found to be to heavily damaged internally. Sometimes, the composition is disappointing. But it means a lot to me if finally the realized x-ray underlines how amazing is nature."

In real life, one monitor lizard is hidden

In real life, one monitor lizard is hidden

This is a frog with his leg muscles visible

This is a frog with his leg muscles visible

Can you spot the hidden snail?

This is a blackbird resting on mangolia

This is a blackbird resting on mangolia

This dead chameleon came from his friend who bred reptiles

This dead chameleon came from his friend who bred reptiles

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