The Ornithorhynchus This illustration makes me feel like I could train a platypus to beg for treats…they’d probably stab me with their venomous leg-spikes. Well, the males, at least. Types of Animal Life. St. George Mivart, 1893.
www.charlesfreger... For two years, French photographer Charles Fréger has been traveling throughout 19 European countries and trying to capture the spirit of what he calls “tribal Europe” in his “Wilder Mann” series. What he found was a huge array of pagan rituals, mainly related to the winter solstice and spring renewal, focusing on the common myth of the “wild man.”
Photographs from Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive: nyr.kr/10VCuoK This photo: A.M. Duggan-Cronin, "Bomvana Initiates," South Africa, c. 1930.