February 27, 2008

More fisheying the Museum of Natural History.

The grand entrance, with dinosaur:

Museum of Natural History

The mammoth, sans wooliness:

Museum of Natural History

The waterless room:

Museum of Natural History

13 comments:

AJ Lynch said...

Can't wait til that new movie 2,500 B.C. comes out. It looks pretty good with dinosaurs, sabretooth tigers, etc.

John Hawks said...

The "mammoth" is a mastodon. Here's a description of the AMNH specimen, which is known as the "Warren mastodon."

The bigger one in the background is a mammoth. That fisheye lens really messes with the scale!

Trooper York said...

AJ, are you only going to watch 25%
of the movie?

Blake said...

The 25% with the special effects might be a good movie....

Cedarford said...

That turtle! Remember it well on a visit to NYC. Walked in and happened to look up.

Wow!!!!!!

Only time in my life I have been awed by a turtle.

ricpic said...

Plus Ca Change

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my,
They give me the same nightmares at night,
As mammoths huge hairy and tusked (sigh)
Gave my ancestor hominids fright.

AJ Lynch said...

Doh!

I knew that "2,500 BC" did not sound right; but you guys knew what I meant.

Eli Blake said...

The snarky Liberal observer:

It's nice to know that you can still find conservatives in New York.

Jonathan said...

Ha! These are great.

Ann Althouse said...

John Hawks, thanks. I knew when I wrote that I was taking a chance.

ricpic said...

Everything turns into bones,
Everything crumples and dies,
I know that it's stupid to ask,
But why? Why? WHY?

John Hawks said...

John Hawks, thanks. I knew when I wrote that I was taking a chance.

Well, an unnatural knowledge of proboscideans is not necessarily a good thing!

Ann Althouse said...

I should have taken the trouble to do an extra shot of the information cards so I could label things properly. A mastodon is the more amazing animal too, isn't it? I feel bad about disrespecting it.