Alien 10




Perhaps my favorite part of shooting for the Aliens Collection, is when I find something I can’t ID.  I then take the images to some of the top marine biologists, invertebrate zoologists, larval ichthyologists, and citizen scientists around the world.  And then when none of them can ID it…. that’s when I really start to do my happy dance!  At the moment, my best guess for this evil eye-looking beauty is that this is Pegantha sp., but without DNA, that remains unconfirmed by the best minds of jellyfish science. Hopefully, more scientists from other countries view this image, that will change, and I will update it on the website. But for now, I’ve won this round of my favorite game: “Stump the Scientist”!  Shot in Hawaii, over about 8000′ of water.  Bell diameter ~1cm.

If you’re a jellyfish lover like me, be sure to also check out Alien 5, a mauve stinger, Alien 19, a crystal jelly, and Alien 26, the immortal jellyfish.

For printing, we offer the Aliens as squares on either aluminum or canvas, but they are customizable into other shapes if your design plan requires it. You can purchase this luxury wall art online in standard sizes, but if you’d like to discuss a custom crop or size, please contact one of our design consultants at the art gallery.  Perhaps our most popular arrangement for Aliens is a grouping of three of our 15″ x 15″ aluminums, but I encourage you to discuss the size & shape of your project’s wall with one of our design consultants, who will help you develop an amazing contemporary art installation that blurs the lines between natural beauty and scientific fascination.  Alien 10 is available up to a maximum size of 48″.