Saturday, June 20, 2009
"Immature Bull Woolly Mammoth Tusk" "I saw this tusk from a hundred meters upriver near the river bank." There are just no trees this far north in the Arctic and anything of size is curious. This tusk was mostly underwater in gravel and the end was all that could be seen. "As I slowly drifted toward this tusk my excitement grew but always cautious with my expectations as so many tusks are broken and fragmented, this specimen, as I neared, was as if it was lost to the river months ago instead of twenty thousand years in history."