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March 13, 2008

Dead in Paris


I recently took this photo at the Le Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. The skull's surface texture is especially fascinating: a texture which you can now study from the comfort of your cubicle! Just click on the above photo and it will enlarge to almost life-size proportions (though not quite that big).

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how could you have known i was in my cubicle?

Posted by: david pasquinelli | Mar 13, 2008 10:17:24 AM

I like the bits of metal holding the bones together. Kind of like an organic robotic mask.

Posted by: Bonnie | Mar 14, 2008 6:19:21 AM

If you didn't know better, you'd dig that up and think it was a cyclops skull.

Posted by: John | Mar 14, 2008 8:07:11 PM

Actually, John, people did associate elephant skulls with cyclopses.

I've an equally interesting story on the origin of the griffin as well...

Posted by: Scott Elyard | Apr 8, 2008 12:52:54 PM

This looks like something out of a computer game or film. Would make an excellent base for character design for something like Lord of the Rings!

Posted by: Steven Brooks photographer | Jul 4, 2008 5:08:22 AM

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