FOSSILS SKULLS AND BONES

 

These fossils, skulls and bones – not connected by tendons, muscles and tissues – no longer linger to prey on the likes of you and me, except in imagination and nightmares. I was fascinated by the size and variety of these past inhabitants of earth and wandered through their presence photographing their anthropological remains with a view to reanimating them into alternative present day environments I have visited and photographed over the course of two years. You can see the book on ISSUU.

Skull 1
Skull 1

A saber-toothed cat (Smiloden) skull in the American Museum of Natural History, Paul and Irma Milstein Hall, one of many, that stare blankly but still capable of filling you with awe at their sheer size and obvious capabilities to hunt and kill. The second image is a sample of Banded Iron from Ontario, Canada and dated from 2,736 to 2.687 billion years. Size of Procreate art: 16.6” x 36”

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Skull 15
Skull 15

(Bos gaurus grangeri) or Ox skull on a Spring evening in Garstang Lancashire. Size of Procreate art: 28” x 21”

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Skull 8
Skull 8

This unlikely group running through Ingleton Falls. A (Hoplophoneus) a cat like carnivore known as (Nimravid), a meat eating (Amphicyon) relative to the bear and an early plant eating antelope (Ramocerus). Size of Procreate art: 41”x20”

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Skull 16
Skull 16

(Euprimate) monkey on the back of an (Archaeopteryx) fossil. Photography taken at the collection of AMNH, New York.

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Skull 14
Skull 14

Spirit Bear is as intimidating as when it wandered the woods of North America as far back as 40 million years ago.

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Skull 12
Skull 12

The Allosaurus – photographed at the AMNH in early May 2014 – takes its prey in a cold late May day in Ingleton Falls west Yorkshire.

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Skull 10
Skull 10

(Mastodon) an elephant like mammal of the Miocene to Pleistocene epoch, is flanked by Ox (Bos gaurus grangeri) wandering through the upper falls of Ingeleton Falls in western Yorkshire.

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Skull 13
Skull 13

(Neanderthal) Skeleton interacting with (Modern) Skeletons, photographed at the AMNH in early May 2014 on the west Yorkshire Dales.

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Skull 7
Skull 7

(Allosaurus) taken at the AMNH in early May 2014 and a shot of a cold late May day in Pen-y-ghent west Yorkshire.

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Skull 2
Skull 2

A dinosaur skull (Stygimoloch spinifer) in the New York Museum of History’s Paul and Irma Milstein Hall. One of series of strange fossilized skulls to be seen there.

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Skull 3
Skull 3

A Water Pig skull at the AMNH, New York.

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Skull 4
Skull 4

The (Stenomylus hitchcocki), or narrow toothed camel that roamed western Nebraska 22 million years ago. From the collection at AMNH, New York.

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Skull 5
Skull 5

An early blooming poppy in the garden and a close cropped photo of a modern skull taken at the AMNH in May 2014

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Skull 6
Skull 6

A (Styracosaurus) skull in the Paul and Irma Milstein Hall, an amazing weight to carry around.

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Skull 9
Skull 9

(Triceratops) wandering through Ingleton Falls west Yorkshire.

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Skull 11
Skull 11

A (Stegosaurus) with two monkeys (Euprimates) on its back wandering through the Trough of Bowland in Lancashire.

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