A fascinating and beautiful hydrozoa.
The Portuguese man-of-war is infamous for its painful sting, but one photographer finds the beauty inside this animal’s dangerous embrace.
By Jane J. Lee
Photographs & video: Aaron Ansarov
A Portrait of the Portuguese Man-of-War (National Geographic)
Mike and Zbigniew, 2012
Oil and acrylic on canvas, 70 x 70 inches
Suspicious bird, gigantic bush, 2012
Oil and acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 inches
The paintings of artist Charlotte Caron explores both the ancient tendency to humanize animals and the dreams of humans to transform into animals.