Day 164. Overflowing with images

In January 2013 on January 23, 2013 at 9:00 am

gallery statue

As reported yesterday, my visit to Paris’ Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy was filled with so many beautiful images that I’ve saved a few for today’s post.

The confronting statue shown above, Orangutan strangling a borneo savage by French sculptor Emmanuel Fremiet, is displayed in the entry to the building. Wow.

The case shown below contains the blood vessels from the brain of a man, filled with a solid and laid out to show the divisions from relatively wide to very tiny capillary vessels.

gallery blood vessels

I was simply amazed to see real mammoth skin and fur, shown here on this foot and lower leg found in a Siberian swamp.

gallery mammoth

Finally, this beautiful split fossil of a nautilus makes me smile for its perfection.

gallery nautilus


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