amber inclusion archive

'Pterosauria' in amber

Mega Macro Image

Small pterosaur

This hi resolution macro image differs from previous images as intense diffused lighting was necessary and images were stacked using a Nikon D850. By using such lighting surface glare on the amber is minimised. A common problem to try and avoid is ambers being ground down to produce a window required to convince people of a creature in the amber. Professor Christopher Meehan's incredible CT rendering helped us understand visual aspects that were being misunderstood, they also helped reveal many incredible hard to believe features many of which need microscopy etc to support but in the image below if you look carefully directly underneath Romeo are the long delicate wing-claw bones of a yet to be sexed parent, the fingers run from left towards right underneath Romeo with Romeo's magnificent tail feather curving upwards as if it was frantically trying to save its child from the amber horror. We can then see the incredible digit 4 part of the wing continuing and curving back inwards towards Romeo. What is even more surprising is that if we look at the bottom of the amber to the left of Romeo we see remaining parts of its broken wingbone which leads up to its full head half way up the left hand side of the amber. If you would like to see a zoomed in version of this image Click here We will be continually updating the site with new imagery as it is completed enabling you to understand this piece of amber, much much larger pterosaurs in amber will also be documented on this site.

Bird in amber full front hi res image Nikon D850
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