At the Te Papa Museum in Wellington, New Zealand, there was a most compelling exhibit of many large sea creatures’ skeletons. This one of a great whale;s skull.


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  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 1 year ago

    great find, very interesting xx

  • Lynn
    An afternoon in this museum was really one of discovery!

    – phil decocco

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 1 year ago

    Great shot, Phil – the museum here has a huge skeleton of a whale – never realized that they could be that big!

  • Shulie
    To see one stripped away like this gives you a real sense of the enormity of the animal. Several different kids were ther

    – phil decocco

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Strattonabout 1 year ago

    This is from a Bowhead whale. I remember seeing a life size model of a blue whale in a New Bedford, MA museum. A monster! Nice display and pic, Phil.

  • Thanks pete
    Wonder what you could turn this into with your magic hand and clever eyes!,

    – phil decocco

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaabout 1 year ago

    Great shot.

  • iCal
    A fun day exploring this place in Wellington. Lots of cool exhibits!

    – phil decocco

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