Scenery: The Nature history museum

Challenge #16 in the Nature and Culture series. Hosted by AndrePooh.
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Show us a museum which shows nature from the past. Explain in the description part what we see.
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You are looking at a macro shot of a stone gargoyle type character carved into the pilars of what I can only describe as something that riminded me of the Planet Of The Apes! Taken at the upper levels of the British Natural History Museum, London over looking the great hall. (You can see the skylights to the left)
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Submitted: Tuesday, 24th January, 2012 20:47 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 21st February, 2009
Focal length: 8 mm
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 200
Notes: Hand held with arm resting on a banister rail.
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