[Canada] “What is that squishy brown stuff on the rock?” – said every tidepool enthusiast ever. Continue reading Seaweed sorting? There’s now an App for that!
[UK] These diaphanous forms are the ghosts of algae. A Victorian woman named Anna Atkins conjured them using an early photographic technique called cyanotype. Continue reading Botanicals in blue: A Victorian woman’s take on algae
[UK] In 1843, British botanist Anna Atkins made history.
When experimenting with photography, Atkins didn’t go for images of landscapes or pictures of pretty flowers. Instead, the amateur botanist created the first book produced entirely of photographic works, titled “Photographs of British Algae.” Continue reading This is the first book of photos ever made, and it’s only images of British algae