The Crab Nebula as a Crab, and More Zoological Space Porn

Since time immemorial, people have looked up into the night sky and imagined that they saw animals and mythological creatures traced in the constellations above. Christian Petersen's Zoological Universe prints apply that idea to the cosmic images of modern space porn.

Petersen's series doesn't take a literal approach to pairing animals with comic entities. Instead, he looks at the space images and finds the animals they best evoke from his perspective. The purple hues of the Lagoon Nebula translate into a mighty octopus while a barn owl stretches its wings across the twinkling stars of the Cone Nebula.

Visit Petersen's Etsy store to see which animals found their way to the Flame Nebula, the Omega Nebula, the Witch Head Nebula, and more.

Zoological Universe [Neue Modern Press via It's Okay to be Smart]

The Crab Nebula as a Crab, and More Zoological Space Porn

The Crab Nebula as a Crab, and More Zoological Space Porn

The Crab Nebula as a Crab, and More Zoological Space Porn

The Crab Nebula as a Crab, and More Zoological Space Porn