Deep in the oceans of the planet Snax where even light dares not to go, live the soundmasters. The soundmaster shown below emits multiple ultrasound beams from the bulb on the right end. These ultrasound beams interact with the water or other objects to produce lower-pitched sounds that then seem to emanate from locations distant from the soundmaster. The soundmasters use these complex sounds to trick prey, confuse and scare predators, and communicate with one another. Often, these creatures will never broadcast their true location even when communicating with others of its own kind. They are incredibly elusive beings and rarely seen.
Below is another soundmaster of a different family (there are many species). It buries its snake-like body in the sand as it seeks out prey, using sounds from its bulb to disguise its location and movements. It can even intentionally broadcast a sound wave in opposing phase to whatever sounds it might be casting unintentionally, thus canceling them out and yielding silence.
Most of the doodles this month were photographed with my phone at Comic Con before I gave them away. I tried, but could not avoid the shadows completely unless I was too far away for a good shot. Also, a couple of them are inexplicably blurry as my phone refused to focus.
Hello, my name is Dan. I am an author, artist, explorer, and contemplator of subjects large and small. I like bacon. I like pizza. I like bacon pizza. I enjoy long walks on the beach, but prefer the mountains. I am a huge fan of Jesus. When I grow up, I want to be just like him and create my own universes.