The Japanese art of Bonsai propagation has endured for more than a thousand years, though never quite like this. Botanical artist Makoto Azuma has combined modern technology with an ancient practice to create this impressive submerged specimen.

Azuma first adorned a dead Juniper branch with live java moss to simulate leaves, then sunk the "tree" into a clear acrylic tank equipped with LED lights, a hydroponic system and CO2 pump to keep the moss thriving, as well as a filter to prevent algae and bacterial growth. [Spoon and Tomago - Colossal]

How to Put a Tiny Tree in a Fish Tank and Call It Art

How to Put a Tiny Tree in a Fish Tank and Call It Art

How to Put a Tiny Tree in a Fish Tank and Call It Art

How to Put a Tiny Tree in a Fish Tank and Call It Art

How to Put a Tiny Tree in a Fish Tank and Call It Art