Aqueous Chandeliers

Colorful dyes falling through water form chandelier-like, branching shapes. These formations are the result of a slight density difference between the heavier dyes and the surrounding water. As the dye falls, Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities cause the mushroom-like blobs and their branches. With creativity and photographic skill, Mark Mawson turns these ephemeral shapes into bold liquid sculptures, frozen in time. See more of his work in these previous posts, on his website, and on Instagram. (Image credit: M. Mawson)

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