Scientist Turns Fish Larvae Into Stunning Works Of Art

Turning tiny larval fish into art seems improbable, but rendering the improbable as stunning portraits in miniature is exactly what Akihiro Shiroza is doing.

Akihiro Shiroza’s training is in the area of zooplankton ecology, focusing on the early life history of fish. Shiroza is now combining his interests in science and art to create what he describes as “digital collages of multiple super-macro photographs of chemically treated larval fish, some magnified up to 200 times.” Shiroza’s work is currently on display at the International Game Fish Association headquarters in Dania Beach, Florida.

Learn more about him and see Shiroza's art online at studioelcondor.com.

Atlantic Sailfish
Atlantic SailfishAkihiro Shiroza
Yellowfin Tuna
Yellowfin TunaAkihiro Shiroza
Black Grouper
Black GrouperAkihiro Shiroza
Key Anchovy
Key AnchovyAkihiro Shiroza
Swordfish
SwordfishAkihiro Shiroza
Short Bigeye
Short BigeyeAkihiro Shiroza
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
Atlantic Bluefin TunaAkihiro Shiroza
Florida Pompano
Florida PompanoAkihiro Shiroza
Fringed Filefish
Fringed FilefishAkihiro Shiroza
Sash Flounder
Sash FlounderAkihiro Shiroza
Atlantic Sailfish
Atlantic SailfishAkihiro Shiroza
Yellowtail Snapper
Yellowtail SnapperAkihiro Shiroza
Snaggletooth spp.
Snaggletooth spp.Akihiro Shiroza
Lined Seahorse
Lined SeahorseAkihiro Shiroza
Yellowfin Tuna
Yellowfin TunaAkihiro Shiroza
Blue Tang

Blue Tang

Blue TangAkihiro Shiroza
Akihiro Shiroza exhibition IGFA museum
The artist’s gallery previously displayed at the International Game Fish Association museum, Dania Beach, Florida.Adrian E. Gray
Akihiro Shiroza head shot
Akihiro ShirozaCourtesy IGFA / igfa.org