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Value Beyond Measure
Photograph by Robert Clark

Cracked open, the gray shell of a dinosaur egg from the Patagonian site of Auca Mahuevo cradles a tan, inch-long fossilized skull that still preserves a tiny eye socket after 80 million years. "This is an incredibly rare find," says paleontologist Luis Chiappe, co-director of the excavation. "It's one of the key specimens indicating that the dinosaurs here were titanosaurs." So many eggs have been discovered at the site—hundreds of thousands and counting—that this one could be sacrificed to study its contents.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Cannon ES1V
Film Type: 100 Fujichrome Provia
Lens: Cannon 28–70mm zoom f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/8.5

Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: N/A
Lighting Techniques: I used a Profoto 7B and a small soft box.

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