pretty little songbird 2
American alligator embryo. I have him in a temporary jar until I can find something cute for him.
the vultures seem to enjoy plucking out eyes. juicy.
Oh god why does it have teeth like that
Half frozen… Idk my fish. I think a wrasse of some kind?? I was not expecting it’s teeth to look like that.
Hermit crabs feeding off of a dead porcupine fish ~ I found this beautiful sight of nature in Mazatlan Mexico
Most of the dead animal photography I’ve done over the last couple of years.
I’m always trying to find new ways to make an interesting composition and mood, and it’s nice to see I do get better at photography.
Even though there will always be people who don’t understand the reason why I do this, and people who get very angry at me, I’m proud to say that even though I’m very sensitive to such reactions, I still continue to do whats important to me.
I think it’s interesting that people get angry about it too, it triggers a very strong emotion and I think art is a beautiful way to explore these things as art should also be able make people think..
I’m slowly getting better at not letting it get to me as much as it used to and even though I try my best to explain myself, (which is hard, because I don’t always know the answer) I don’t have to please everyone with my art. It’s after all, my personal exploration about this subject.
A mouse found by a colleague after her cat brought it in. She attempted to preserve it as a wet specimen but it don’t take.
Any tips for preserving animals this way are gladly welcome 🙂
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you pretty much have to use formalin and inject it to have it last forever, but injecting/holding in 70% isopropyl alcohol will keep it for a few months at least. you can get formalin and needles online but y’know, be super super careful if you do it since formalin is a carcinogen! use a respirator and gloves and do it outside.
Also, be careful, some states don’t allow people to buy or house hazardous chemicals without a license or other requirements.
Formalin is a very dangerous chemical, and even a whiff can cause eye and nasal irritation. I didn’t have my respirator on right, I had a little crack in the side where it wasn’t flush to my skin and didn’t realize it, and my nose bled for a few days. It will burn your skin on contact, and heavens forbid you get it in your eyes/mouth/nose.
Be very careful if you do decide to handle it, or have someone do it for you. I have the equipment, but I need to buy more formalin.
Kept her fur and ate her meat that day!! Can’t wait to do something nice with her.