Thursday, May 15, 2008

Baby Buoyant...

If this unborn horse weren't floating in amniotic fluid, it would fit in the palm of your hand, lanky legs flailing in a floppy practice trot. Land animals of extreme grace are often born awkward, slack-muscled and too flexible for their own good. Sea faring mammals, such as seals, are balletic from day one - they are never far from a weightless amniotic environment, a condition that serves them well in times of extreme drought. See for yourself.

(Photo by Tim Flach, Seal film by Per Maning)

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