Posts Tagged With: Paleontology

FIRST LIGHT

 

“We all have a dinosaur deep within us just trying to get out.”

 

~ Colin Mochrie ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in March 2018.


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THE DISTINCTION

 

“We have invented nothing new.”

 

~ Pablo Picasso ~

(after seeing the cave paintings in Lascaux)

 

000-the-distinctionOriginal photo of modern cave art taken outside the Les Combarelles cave in Les Eyzies de Tayac, Dordogne, France in 1985.


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THESE WEATHERED OLD HANDS

 

“Now join your hands and with your hands your hearts.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

000 these weathered old handsDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in France in June 2006.


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A FEW SMALL DROPS OF AWARENESS

 

“The poetry of the earth is never dead.”

 

~ John Keats ~

 

000 a few small drops of awarenessPhoto of a replica of Diplocynodon darwini, an extinct genus of alligatoroid that lived during the Paleocene to middle Miocene 49 million years ago in Europe. It looked very similar to the modern caiman. This particular type lived only in the Eocene epoch, in a swampy freshwater lake near Messel, Germany. Photo taken in May 2016. From the author’s private collection.


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MAMMOTH

 

“As we grow older,
we no longer know whom to awaken,
the living or the dead.”
 
~ Louis-Ferdinand Céline ~

 

000 mammothPhoto of 10,000 to 30,000 year old Mammoth hair found in Siberia taken in Paris in May 2016.


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ICHTHYOSAURUS

 

“A deadened burst of mighty splashes and snorts reached us from afar,
as though an ichthyosaurus had been taking a bath of glitter in the great river.”

 

~ Joseph Conrad ~

 

000 ichthyosaurusDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in the Muséum national d’histoire naturelle in Paris in May 2014.


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THIS STARRY EYED DEATH

 

“The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand.”

 

~ Frederick L. Knowles ~


000 this starry eyed deathPhoto taken in the Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, Paris in May 2014.


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BEAST WITHOUT A NAME

 

 

“We are fossils in the making.”

~ Wallace Stegner ~

 


000 beast without a nameThis beast has a name. Photo of a fossilized jaw of a Mosasaur taken in March 2016.


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SCULPTED

 

 

“…let us not overlook the further great fact, that not only does science underlie sculpture, painting, music and poetry, but that science is itself poetic…science opens up realms of poetry where to the unscientific all is a blank…”

~ Herbert Spencer ~

 

 

000 sculpted

Photo of fossilized shells, a small dinosaur tooth, fern leaves, a trilobite, sea urchins and ammonites taken in February 2016.


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TRIASSIC TRACKS

 

 

…a small time warp in the Parisian vortex…

 

 

000 triassic tracksPhoto of pigeon tracks preserved in cement taken on the Place Saint-Michel in Paris in August 2015.


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