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Survival of the Weirdest
Photograph by Robert Clark

If bones could speak, this skeleton of a bulldog at the American Museum of Natural History would testify to unnatural selection brought on by the breeder's whim. "Artificial selection allows really weird characteristics, like this protruding lower jaw to be fixed in a breed," says the museum's mammalogist Richard Monk. He asserts that the body type of the bulldog would not develop naturally. One need only look to the wolf for the form nature prefers.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Sinar P2 4 x 5
Film Type: Fuji Provia 100F
Lens: 180mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/11
Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: Noon
Lighting Techniques: Four lights at different rates to create a detailed look at the skull.


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