Hmm...this is a tough one, and unavoidably predictable I fear! But, it proved to be a perfect opportunity to discover the concept of x-ray images from nature that I have been hearing about recently (thanks Claudia!). The stunning thing is that flowers can look incredibly magical and even more beautiful in x-ray, and of course the detail is out of this world.
The work of Judith K. McMillan is an encyclopedia of the inner workings of flowers and plants. The X-Ray is her camera, and unlocks the mystique of the interiors of the plants. More here.
I am particularly drawn to those x-rays that are in colour, giving them a vibrant and more lifelike feel.
The work of Bryan Whitney exemplifies this approach.
The Far Grove 2 has the most beautifully striking images of x-rayed flowers, turned into envelopes.
This is truly a world I had never entered before and I am loving the discovery of such a unique and powerful art form.