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Explore the Animal Kingdom With This Colorful Poster Series

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Kelsey Oseid, Etsy

Kelsey Oseid takes the lessons you learned in biology class and turns them into vibrant works of art. According to My Modern Met, each poster in the Minneapolis-based artist’s series highlights creatures from a different group of the animal kingdom.

Testudines (turtles), rodentia (rodents), and lepidopera (butterflies and moths) are a few of the orders represented. Oseid also looks beyond orders with posters for marsupialia, an infraclass, and cetacea, an infraorder. The watercolor prints measure 12-by-18 inches, and are available for $45 each through Etsy.

Poster features rodent order of the animal kingdom.

Poster features marsupial order of the animal kingdom.

Poster features turtles of the animal kingdom.

Poster features dragonflies of the animal kingdom.

Poster featuring birds from the animal kingdom.

Poster featuring whales of the animal kingdom.

Poster features owls of the animal kingdom.

[h/t My Modern Met]

All images courtesy of Kelsey Oseid

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