Photo Manipulations and Digital Art by Marc Da Cunha LopesVertebrata

 Large skeleton species within modern environmentsVertebrata (Zool.) One of the grand divisions of the animal kingdom, comprising all animals that have a backbone composed of bony or cartilaginous vertebræ.

The worst skeleton ever


That I found for sale in a decor store


…Let’s….deconstruct this…


So this looks like a metapodial just sitting on the rib cage connecting to the WHAT THE HELL IS THAT CIRCLE THING???? (tumor?!!!) No shoulder blade. Humerus is the new elbow? No carpals….


Oh god, what is THIS? The femurmetapodialhumerus is on the bottom. The pretend-femur is actually a two part tibulafibia, the half pelvis is slapped on. No tarsals in sight. 


photos* by peter mather in ni’iinlii’njik territorial park, an arctic oasis dead centre on the arctic circle in canada’s northwest territories. the forest resembles a coastal temperate zone due to nitrogen that finds it’s way from the dead salmon into the ecosystem. salmon literally feed the entire ecosystem, from birds, bears and wolves to moss and trees - trees which tower over anything in the surrounding stunted black spruce forest and vast tundra.

ni’iinlii’njik, which means “where salmon spawn” in gwich’in, marks the end of a 1500 mile salmon migration upriver from the pacific ocean. in 1986, the first salmon count in ni’iinlii’njik was over 350,000 fish, but in recent years has dropped as low as 9,000 due to human mismanagement. the chum salmon run this year is expected to be around 35,000. of note, the grizzly bears who feed on the salmon are known as “ice bears” for the icicles that form on their hair when hunting in temperatures that drop below minus 20 celsius.

(*is the fifth picture overhead or underwater? i’m baffled either way)