This Japanese scientist has perfected the process of soaking specimens in chemicals until their bodies turn clear and transparent. It’s a technique originally developed to study articulated skeletal anatomy, and the results have more than just scientific value – they are truly works of artistic beauty!
Check out Iori Tomita online for more details about this process. If you’d like to purchase one of these specimens, you’re unfortunately out of luck, as he only sells within Japan. If you happen to be the neighborhood, you can buy them for 2,000 – 20,000 yen, which translates to about $20 – $200. The specimens he sells are usually fish, squid, and shrimp. Rare or larger specimens in a higher price range are only sold at exhibitions.