Friday, September 11, 2009

Ichthyosaur Fossil

This first image is one of my favorites I took at the museum because it is a composite image of four pictures. It was taken on the first level which contains the vertebrate fossils of Muséum National D'Historie Naturelle Jardin Des Plantes Paléontologie et Anatomie Comparée in Paris, France.

It appears to be a marine reptile from the Jurassic Period called Ichthyosaur. I did not photograph its label. The glare from the skylights were making parts of the museum floor hard to photograph.

The second picture is of the case taken at an angle to try to avoid some of the glare.