My work on image-based 3D reconstruction has led me to develop an interest in photography, both in the technical (optics, sensors, UV and IR imaging, etc.) and artistic aspects of the discipline.
My pictures often reflect my passion for science and nature in general, and physics in particular.
Here are a few examples:
The nearside of our lone natural satellite.
A structurally coloured bird (I suppose). Photo taken at Kumana National Park (Sri Lanka).
A small bird eating an oversized snack. Photo taken at the California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco, CA, USA).
A close-up view of the skin of a panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis). Note the water droplet close to the top right corner: the skin of reptiles is often highly hydrophobic.
The center of our galaxy (and several of its stars).
Cracks in a patch of dried mud. Photo taken at the Zion National Park (USA).
These curious fish are endemic to the Death Valley’s Salt Creek and Cottonball Marsh.
Photo taken at Kumana National Park (Sri Lanka).
Two butterflies “chatting” on a flower. Photo taken at the California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco, CA, USA).
The curious pattern of canals in a jellyfish. Photo taken at the California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco, CA, USA).
The solar wind and the magnetic field of our planet combine to generate one of Nature’s grand spectacles. Photo taken close to Abisko (Sweden).
Filamentous streamers generated by a Tesla coil. Photo taken at the Griffith Observatory (Los Angeles, CA, USA).
I’m with the guy on the right.