Adam Summers Creates Incredibly Detailed Anatomies of Fish With Colored Dyes

Fish are often considered ugly creatures but these photographs reveal their true inner beauty…  literally. Adam Summers has a very interesting job that gives him the opportunity to produce some fun and unique projects.

Colored dyes are not just for tie-dye anymore. Washington-based professor Adam Summers has an amazing project revealing the anatomical structure of sea creatures. He uses two dyes: alcian blue and alizarin red. Summers lightly bleaches the species to remove dark pigments, leaving a snow-white fish. The marine specimens’ clear skin is then stained to expose their complex and elegant skeletons. “Fabulous Fish Guy” is the nickname Pixar staff affectionately gave to their technical consultant Adam Summers on the Disney-Pixar movie “Finding Nemo”. [Source]

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