Pretty face

Remember this?

I knew I took the wrong turn...

This beautiful photo of a mummified seal, which was taken by my dear husband in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica, was seen by Andy Foote, a marine mammal researcher who for some reason happened to read my blog over at the place we don’t talk about. Andy used the shot to illustrate a soon-to-be-published paper.

He recently sent my husband a pre-print, saying that many people had already complimented him on the picture.

Just goes to show: pretty faces are always appreciated.

About steffi suhr

Once upon a time, I was an enthusiastic and hopeful biological oceanographer who did a bunch of work in the Antarctic. I was alternately wearing labcoats or extreme weather clothing and hard hats, but have long since swapped survival suits for dress suits and do science management, currently as the BioMedBridges project manager at the European Bioinformatics Institute. I still like to use my brain. I'm a German serial expat, currently - again - living in the UK.
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7 Responses to Pretty face

  1. chall says:

    aww, great photo! As for the idea, that’s good news. Now, I just need to get myself mumified….oh wait…. 😉

  2. Kausik Datta says:

    Was this seal naturally mummified or through human agency? The photo is great, especially since the arrangement of the teeth has given it a mischievous smile…

  3. steffi suhr says:

    Asa: yeah, let’s draw the line there, maybe 🙂
    Kausik: that is 100% nature at work. Nobody knows why those stupid buggers go up there into the valleys…

  4. I’m strangely reminded of snake-cult wizard Thulsa Doom (memorably played by James Earl Jones) mid-transformation in the movie version of Conan the Barbarian.

  5. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    I’m sure the manuscript’s reviewers loved the photo, too.

    In fact, I bet it sealed the deal.

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