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The 'Invasive Species' Photos Show Dishes Made from Rodents & Insects

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Published: May 22, 2014 • References: christophertestani and featureshoot
The Invasive Species photo series, put together by photographer Christopher Testani with the help of food stylist Michelle Gatton and art director Mason Adams, is not for those with queasy stomachs or anyone who's easily grossed out. It's a series that shows various invasive animals and insects converted into apparently delicious dishes.

The animals and insects shown in the photo series are all invasive, in that their flourishing numbers are harmful to their surrounding environment. So this photo series asks, why not turn these detrimental species into delicacies? This way, we can control the numbers of invasive species without simply slaughtering them without reason.

The creatures used in the Invasive Species photo series include nutria rodents, earthworms and lionfish. The photo series consists of pairs of photos, with a photo of each creature paired with a photo of a cooked 'invasive species' delicacy.