1. The renowned German scientist Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) was an early proponent of Darwinism who did much to popularize the work of the English naturalist in his home country. His scientific works were praised by Darwin, even though their ideas diverged on several important points, and his books outsold On the Origin of Species.

    A member of more than 90 learned international societies, he was selected as one of the consultants to the Challenger Expedition, the first non-commercial exploration of deep-sea environment. He coined the terms “philum”, “phylogeny”, “Darwinism”, and “ecology”, and was the first to postulate a missing link between ape and man…

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    Ernst Haeckel portrait by Minouette

  3. rhamphotheca:

    Chaetopoda, plate 96, Kunstformen der Natur (1904)

    by Ernst Haeckel

    * This term was in use more in Haekel’s time, but is considered an outmoded term referring to the Polychaetes and Oligochaetes, within the Annelida. In this illustration, only Polychaetes are present.

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  4. palemauve:

    Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919), basically the most awesome biologist/naturalist/philosopher/artist that lived.  When that question “Who would you most like to have dinner with living or dead?” goes around, I think he just might be my choice.

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  5. skunkfunker:

    Haeckel’s crustaceans. Ernst Haeckel.

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  6. Disco… Discomedusae


    Ernst Haeckel’s Kunstformen der Natur, 1904 (Source, OP)

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  7. tentaclespectacle:

    Ernst Haeckel, Gorgonidae

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  8. Kunstformen von der Natur (Artistic forms from nature) 1899

    Kunstformen der Natur (Formas artísticas de la naturaleza, 1899) Ernst Haeckel
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  9. geneticist:

    Ernst Haeckel’s Kunstformen der Natur, 1904 (Source, OP)

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  10. Ernst Haeckel = auto reblog


    Kunstformen der Natur (1904), plate/planche 49: Actiniae. By Ernst Haeckel.

  11. tentaclegarden:

    Ernst Haeckel


  12. unnaturalist:

    Ernst Haeckel

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  13. eyeballmansion:

    fuckthereallife:one-of-these-days:Ernst Haeckel’s Kunstformen der Natur (Artforms of nature) c. 1904

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  14. tentaclespectacle:

    Ernst Haeckel, Astrophyton

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  15. tentaclegarden:



    Ernst Haeckel, “Siphonophorae”, from Kunstformen der Natur, 1904 (via).