Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Natural Architecture

I found this turtle shell in Prospect Park. I think it was a red-eared slider. 7.5 inches long. Cleaned it up with hydrogen peroxide and an old toothbrush. Dorsal view, the carapace.

Ventral view, the plastron.

Through-view, the cathedral (my term).


amarilla said...

You really captured some beautiful vaulting in there. Enough to make me shut up for a while.

M.Thew said...

It's good to contemplate vaulting, flying arches, spines, the small of the back.

Gerry Gomez Pearlberg said...

That last one is like a view through Prospect Park's Endale Arch at dawn.

M.Thew said...

A foggy dawn.