27 November 2012

Death by immersion

The sheep had drowned while trying to cross a small canal in the meadow-swamp 'T√łndermasken' in southern Jylland in Denmark. Birds had eaten every part above the surface and everything under was left totally untouched.
Photo credit Johannes Bojesen, from the National Geographic Photo Contest 2012.

6 comments:

  1. beautiful image, one of the most visually atractive pictures of dead animals which I've seen. It goes to my deskop, thnx

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  2. Bummer. Sucks to be him!

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  3. Is there any reason why the part under the water still seems so well preserved? Is the pond frozen or particularly alkaline?

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    1. It's frozen - perhaps solid. Only the part above the ice was accessible to the scavengers.

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  4. Why couldn't it get out? This is such a sad photo.

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    1. Sheep are not great swimmers, nor are they particularly bright. It looks like the bank may have been too steep to easily get out, and this one could only doggy-paddle for so long.

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