© Rachel Caauwe


Speculative biology is a field of art where science and science fiction combine to come up with alternate ecologies and organisms. With the strangeness we continually discover about nature, how likely is a sexually dimorphic organism like this by scientific illustrator Rachel Caauwe, whose subjects include "the weird, the unknown, the misunderstood"?

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Speculative Dimorphism / Colossal Aquatic Female, Tiny Airborne Male by Rachel Caauwe

For more speculation about this organism's biology, see Rachel's description here.

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