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Pictures from The Resurrectionistby E.B. Hudspeth.
I recommend it wholeheartedly! It’s full of pictures like these!
Yes hello I need all of this.
Comparative illustrations of hands for National Geographic Magazine by Bryan Christie Design
Human, Aye-aye, bat, frog, dolphin. Absolutely fantastic.
EDIT: I thought I should talk about this a bit more:
One of the things that fascinates me the most when learning about comparative anatomy is how we are all made of the same organs and bones, and it’s the special adaptations and morphologies these parts take on which make the most drastic differences between us as animals. The bones in a bat’s wing are the same bones that are in our hands, they just happen to be elongated and connected with a much thinner tissue membrane. Because dolphins don’t need individual fingers, theirs have grown together underneath a cohesive layer of fat, muscle and skin, adapting into paddles. Once you start to look underneath the surface of these creatures and study how their bones have changed shape, grown, or shrunk, it can really shed light onto how we all fit together in the bigger sphere. We can physically begin to see how we have changed over time.
I expected somewhat of an explanation at the end of this, but no
♫ Now let’s all agree, to never be creative again. ♫Reblogging for that quote