Actiniae, a form of Sea Anemone, from Ernst Haeckel’s gorgeous Kunstformen der Natur, The Art Forms of Nature. This piece was published in 1904. Ernst Haeckel was a German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, professor, marine biologist, and of course artist who produced many hundreds of pieces depicting animal and marine life. Haeckel is known for using Darwinism’s notion of the beauty and the struggle of existence. Tafel 49 – Heliactis.