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Photography of the third week of May of 2013

Corpses of animals along roads

 

 

Crushed tit - © Norbert Pousseur

... small crushed tit some feathers of which there are only ...       Photographie Norbert Pousseur
Isle of France - 1999 - Neg 6x6- n120a99p182v04 - series Photo of the week


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Cruel images of corpses of animals along our roads...

Pierre Barthélémy, scientific journalist writing in the newspaper Le Monde which also publishes its Blog, quoted under the title
' The duration of non-life of carcasses on the road' in the number of April 27th of this year,
a study of Sara Mr. Santos, Filipe Carvalho, António Mira, of the university from Evora to Portugal.

The quoted study is available in its entirety, on the site Plos One, under the title :
How Long Do the Dead Survive on the Road? Carcass Persistence Probability and Implications for Road-Kill Monitoring Surveys

The study allowed to count 4447 corpses of animals along 37 km of road, on a duration 15 months. As we can read it in the title of the text, the scientists especially aimed at seeing with which speed these corpses disappeared, with its implication on the car traffic.

To illustrate this sad reality, I drew from my archives, these few images giving a rather good idea of the diversity of the animals which can be mown by automobiles.

I completed it, on the page in French, by a very pragmatic article of advice given in 1892 to the farmers, explaining them how to take advantage, in the countryside, of all the parts of the dead animals.

 

 

Photography of the week 20 of 2013

General presentation The same in spanish : Cadáveres de animales
a lo largo de los caminos
The same in french :
Cadavres d'animaux le long des routes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This view of shattered pigeon was numerically painted to erase the sad details.
It can be enlarged in this frame until 80 % of its real size of recording, by using the function zoom

 

 

 


 

Corpse of fox - © Norbert Pousseur

... fox in edge of departmental road ...       Photographie Norbert Pousseur


Isle of France - 2004 - Num 6 Mpx - 10db_1146 - series Photo of the week

 


 

Shattered sparrow - © Norbert Pousseur

... sparrow in macabre decoration ...      Photographie Norbert Pousseur


Isle of France - 2007 - Num 10 Mpx- 400da_0759 - series Photo of the week

 


 

Frog on macadam - © Norbert Pousseur

... frog, as with a silent shout ...      Photographie Norbert Pousseur


Isle of France - 1999 - Neg 6x6 - n120a99p175v15 - series Photo of the week

 


 

Curled up young mouse - © Norbert Pousseur

... young mouse, curled up in foetus ...      Photographie Norbert Pousseur


Isle of France - 2008 - Num 10 Mpx - 400da_6157 - series Photo of the week

 


 

 

Snake a skin of which there is only - © Norbert Pousseur

... the skin of the snake on the harshness of the macadam stays only ...      Photographie Norbert Pousseur


Isle of France - 1999 - Neg 6x6 - n120a99p155v07 - series Photo of the week

 


 

 

Crushed grasshopper - © Norbert Pousseur

... big grasshopper crushed by walker's shoe ...      Photographie Norbert Pousseur


Vallorcine - 1994 - Neg 6x6 - n120a94p006v05 - series Photo of the week

 


 

 

Owl crushed on the road - © Norbert Pousseur

... big owl which deserved an other fate ...      Photographie Norbert Pousseur


Isle of France - 1995 - Neg 6x6 - n120a95p020v10 - series Photo of the week

 


 

 

Corpse of badger - © Norbert Pousseur

... badger a carcass of which there is only in the ditch ...      Photographie Norbert Pousseur


Isle of France - 1999 - Diag 6x6 - d120a99p047v13 - series Photo of the week

 


 

 

Corpse of cat - © Norbert Pousseur

... in our cities it is the cat which pays the heaviest tribe ...      Photographie Norbert Pousseur


Provence - 2012 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2d2_1889 - series Photo of the week

 

General presentation The same in spanish : Cadáveres de animales
a lo largo de los caminos
The same in french :
Cadavres d'animaux le long des routes

 

 

 

 

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Street scene in Porto, before 1900
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