Monday, 17 November 2014

the jaws of time

That's a famous photo of icthyologists posing in the reconstructed jaws of the giant prehistoric shark, Megalodon. I don't know when the photo was taken, but as you can tell from the clothes, a long time ago. With yellow acrylic paint for the jagged lines.

The title was inspired by the fact that those reconstructed jaws no longer exist. They were found to be inaccurately large: we now think the maw of Megalodon was more like four feet.

Time eats everything, eventually.


  1. Very interesting composition. I like the painted jagged lines.

  2. This giant jaws reminds me on Moby Dick - although I know, Moby was a whale!
    Impressive images.... the prehistoric seeming background ..... the flashes ...... and the title fits so well.

  3. Thanks, y'all—I really appreciate your thoughtful comments!