Japanese student Takayuki Hori printed skeletons of eight endangered species on translucent paper. When laid flat, all you see are scattered bones. Once the papers are folded together, however, the printed components unite as a whole, and the animals' frames spring to life!

Oritsunagumono tells a visual story that highlights the environmental threat of pollution to species living on Japan's coastal waterways. Through his work, Hori reminds us just how fragile nature really is...

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  • @Lysander-you make an excellent observation. I can see what you're getting it.
  • Ahhhhh!!!! Origami! :D

    Also spectacular composition. He's really captured a wonderful mood here. Foreboding? Slightly sinister, a touch of apathy and chilling dispassion? The feeling of something fading away, and yet no one really caring that much, maybe...
  • Wow!! So creative!! I love how he sets them on lighted booths.
  • These are incredible!
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