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    Chameleon, X-ray

    Inner beauty: X-rays expose flowers, animals and more

    Arie van't Riet specialized in X-rays for hospitals, when he stumbled across an interesting form of art.

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    Dutch physicist Arie van't Riet specialized in low energy X-rays in hospitals when he stumbled across an interesting form of art.

    According to a recent TED talk, a colleague asked him to make an X-ray of one of his paintings. After seeing the interesting results, Arie van't Riet wanted to X-ray something even thinner. "I started with a bouquet of tulips," he said in the TED talk. "Some people told me that's art and I became an artist."

    After creating that piece, he started to experiment with a variety of creatures and different scenes, looking to capture nature's beauty.

    "I sampled a lot of animals that I can use in my X-ray images," he said. "I take a number of plants with flowers, I take a couple of animals, lizards, I put them all together in one composition."

    Take a look at his unique, beautiful collection.

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  • Wildflowers, X-ray

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    Wildflowers

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    Poppies

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  • Barn owl, X-ray

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    Barn owl

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  • Cat, X-ray

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    Cat amongst wildflowers

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  • Chameleon, X-ray

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    Chameleon

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  • Chicken, X-ray

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    Chicken

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  • Duck and flowers, X-ray

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    Duck and flowers

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  • Eels and water lilies, X-ray

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    Eels

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  • Tulips, X-ray

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    Tulips

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  • Hypericum flowers, X-ray

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    Hypericum

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  • Iguana and peonies, X-ray

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    Iguana and peonies

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  • Iguanas, X-ray

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    Iguanas

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  • Lizards, X-ray

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    Lizards

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  • Python and lizard, X-ray

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    Python and lizard

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  • Monkey, X-ray

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    Monkey in a tree

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  • Frog and water lilies, X-ray

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    Frog and water lilies

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  • Ray fish, X-ray

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    Stingray

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  • John Dory fish, X-ray

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    John Dory fish

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