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D is for Desiccated

"D is for Desiccated". Dead animal, perhaps a Raccoon, on the cliff rocks. Santa Cruz, CA. 2014.

I apologize for the gruesome image, but when I saw this I was so fascinated that I had to take photos. It reminded me of a mummy, curled up on the rocks above the surf. I imagine that the animal (a raccoon, I think, from the thick tail, teeth and long ears) was hit by a car and went over the edge of the cliff. It was fully intact and almost perfectly preserved. I think it is poignant and beautiful in its own way.


From California