. . . as if you needed any. I always photograph skeletons of sea mammals that show a vestigial pelvis or hindlimbs. Here’s the skeleton of a killer whale, Orcinus orca, suspended from the ceiling of the new “northwest building” in Harvard’s science quad. Note the vestigial pelvis dangling from wires attached to the spine (click to enlarge).
In the background is the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ), home to many famous scientists since its foundation by Louis Agassiz in 1859. (These included, in my day, Ernst Mayr, Alfred Romer, and Steve Gould.) I spent many wonderful hours of my graduate student-hood in this building. Sadly, it may be gutted to provide office space for other departments, with the collections and exhibits moved from Cambridge to Allston. I dearly hope this doesn’t happen.