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Mesozoic Dangers
Photograph by Jonathan Blair
Fossil provided by Helmut Tischlinger

A lucky Pterodactylus kochi could apparently survive a broken leg: Signs of a healed fracture are preserved in this fossil from the Solnhofen limestones of Germany. A broken wing bone was probably a death sentence, however. A fractured wing finger grounded another Pterodactylus from the same deposits. Unable to hunt, it died—likely of starvation—before its injury could mend.



Camera: Mamiya 645
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 80mm macro
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/16
Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: Unrecorded
Lighting Techniques: Two Lumedyne system 200 watt second strobes





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