A Day at the AMNH, Part One: An Overview

Took a day to visit the American Museum of Natural History, primarily to see the whale exhibit (on a side note, photos were not allowed in that exhibit, so there won’t be any postings on that). I’m going to split the trip into three entries: an overview, frogs, and Dinosaur fossils. I’ve been to the museum countless times over the years, so I have a ton of photos of various areas. I have my favorites, and the ones I don’t really visit anymore. So let’s get started.

Welcome to the museum. A whole lot of small tidbits are hidden all over the place, like this lion head on a planter.

Welcome to the museum. A whole lot of small tidbits are hidden all over the place, like this lion head on a planter.

I always think this Blue Whale is going to fall off the ceiling.

I always think this Blue Whale is going to fall off the ceiling.

A view from the back.

A view from the back.

A view from the stairs.

A view from the stairs.

Look out, it's coming right at you!

Look out, it’s coming right at you!

Incoming shark!

Incoming shark!

That is one massive crab.

That is one massive crab.

Want to take on this mosquito?

Want to take on this mosquito?

Welcome to human anatomy.

Welcome to human anatomy.

A hunched over skeleton.

A hunched over skeleton.

Something looks like it's missing.

Something looks like it’s missing.

The brain needs dusting.

The brain needs dusting.

Minerals always make interesting texture studies.

Minerals always make interesting texture studies.

A close look at a circular formation.

A close look at a circular formation.

Some massive quartz.

Some massive quartz.

Fun with purple.

Fun with purple.

Looking into the geode.

Looking into the geode.

This looks like coral growth.

This looks like coral growth.

Looks like mold.

Looks like mold.

Almost like algae growth, but mineral.

Almost like algae growth, but mineral.

Strange looking trilobite shaped rock.

Strange looking trilobite shaped rock.

I usually skip the taxidermy because I prefer to see animals walking around, but I walked through a few sections, which I hadn’t seen in over 10 years.

Squirrel in winter.

Squirrel in winter.

Watch out for the bears.

Watch out for the bears.

Moose attack!

Moose attack!

Don't try to take the gorilla's food.

Don’t try to take the gorilla’s food.

Stampeding elephants!

Stampeding elephants!

They tower over everyone, and you can sit around the base.

They tower over everyone, and you can sit around the base.

The unblinking elephant.

The unblinking elephant.

The lion watches you pass by.

The lion watches you pass by.

Planets surround the astronomy globe.

Planets surround the astronomy globe.

Jupiter and Saturn.

Jupiter and Saturn.

Next week: Frogs…not taxidermy, actual, wide variety of FROGS!

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel XS with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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