An assembled decaying albatross with plastic in its stomach. This is an art piece from the documentary Plastic Paradise. The photographer’s name is Chris Jordan. He was inspired to create this based on related events on Midway Island.
The Beast of Tenby, a mysterious globster that washed up on a beach in Wales, described as having the “head of a horse, body of a pig, and claws of a bear”. Suggestions of what the creature might have been in life range from badger to bull terrier mix, but the body of the creature washed back out to sea before any kind of investigation could get underway and all that remains are photos.
Finally, I had the opportunity to go on a walk in an old overgrown quarry where I used to find bones as a kid. It was already getting dark and at first I only found the two long bones at the bottom. But on the way back to the car I stumbled over a jawbone, which led to the skull and then more bones.
The infamous Cheetah thatDaniel M. mounted after many taxidermists told him the skin would turn into ‘cheetah soup’ after it was rehydrated because it was a 70 year old pelt. It managed to hold up hydration and was mounted up. It was featured in a previous issue of Breakthrough magazines.
Its important that with mountable skins that they must be stored properly in order to make sure the tan holds up as well as getting it tanned properly. If I recall this skin was in a museum freezer as a dry tan all those years.