Thursday, March 17, 2011

Twins

Yesterday, I got a call. A doe had been hit and killed by a car, and it was discovered that she had been pregnant. Not one, but two fetuses were found inside of her; both males, they were small, mostly hairless, and pink. Their ears were folded behind their heads, their hooves were rubbery and soft, and the only pigment to be seen was the black on their noses. I was struck by the fetuses' fragility and strange peacefulness, and their almost translucent nature. Knowing that this was something one does not usually have the chance to see, I took a series of photographs. I hope these views convey the same sense of both wonder and melancholy for you, the reader, as the fetuses did for me, in person.

Twin Deer Fetuses

Deer Fetus

Twin Deer Fetuses

Deer Fetus

2 comments:

  1. The way they're lain together like that is so reminiscent of twins snuggled close in the womb. Poor things.

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  2. It is disturbing yet beautiful. It is too bad for them though.

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