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Brazilian Pterosaur Flies at Dusk
Photograph by Jonathan Blair Projected illustration by Steven Kirk

Flanked by paleontologists Alexander Kellner, top, and Diogenes Campos, a life-size illustration of the toothless Pterosaurus Tupuxuara lights up a quarry wall in Brazil’s Araripe Plateau region. Pterosaur remains have been found in deposits above and below the white gypsum layer that served as photographer Jonathan Blair’s projection screen for this shot.



Camera: EOS-1
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: Canon 20-35mm f/2.8 zoom
Speed and F-Stop: 1/8 @ f/4.5
Weather Conditions: Dry and warm
Time of Day: Sunset
Lighting Techniques: We used a Xenon slide projector and powered it with a 550 watt bulb.



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