Narwhal by OurBreathingPlanet on Flickr.


Australian Sea Lion by Richard Wrightson on Flickr.

Weedy Sea Dragon by billunder

Taenianotus triacanthus | ©Kévin Bourdon   (Cap Lahoussaye, Ile de la Reunion)
A pinky Leaf scorpionfish or Paperfish, Taenianotus triacanthus (Scorpaenidae). It is a marine fish with prickly papillae instead of scales, soft dorsal fin attached to the caudal fin, and variable coloration, from nearly all yellow to red, brown or nearly black and variously mottled with darker pigment.
This species occurs in the Indo-Pacific region: East Africa to the Galapagos Islands, north to Ryukyu and Hawaiian islands, south to Australia and the Tuamoto Islands.

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hungry honu by BarryFackler

I recently participated in CGSociety and the Idaho Visualization Lab’s Minitexture challenege. The Idaho Visualization lab provided models they have created as reconstructions of the now extinct Helicoprion and their prey the Nautiloid. Our job was to take the models, texture them and throw them in a scene together. Here is my final beauty render of the two, but if you’d like to see details of the textures, please visit my CGPortfolio here.
You can also view the other entries, including the entries from my friend and fellow classmate Caitlin Johnston, here.
This was a really fun texture excersize, and I learned a lot about ZBrush just by participating.

Manta Ray | Manta alfredi
(by Kumukulanui)

turtle green shell by Jason Isley

A Different Perspective by David Valencia