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A Tuatara at London Zoo in 1927 (b / w photo)

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A Tuatara at London Zoo in 1927 (b / w photo)

3601573 A Tuatara at London Zoo in 1927 (b/w photo) by Bond, Frederick William (1887-1942); Zoological Society of London; eZoological Society of London; British, out of copyright

Media ID 22446378

© Zoological Society of London / Bridgeman Images

New Zealand Reptiles Punctatus Rhynchocephalia Sphenodon Sphenodontidae Tuatara


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This photograph takes us back in time to London Zoo in 1927, where a rare Tuatara is the star of the show. The image, captured by Frederick William Bond, showcases the unique beauty of this reptile from New Zealand. In this historical snapshot, we see the Tuatara in all its glory. Its full-length body is elegantly displayed as it stands proudly on a textured surface. The side view allows us to appreciate every detail of its distinctive features - from its scaly skin to its mesmerizing eyes. The Tuatara belongs to the ancient order Rhynchocephalia and is part of the Sphenodontidae family. This species, known scientifically as Sphenodon punctatus, has remained virtually unchanged for millions of years, making it a living fossil and an object of fascination for researchers and nature enthusiasts alike. Bond's skillful photography captures not only the physical attributes but also conveys a sense of wonder surrounding this extraordinary creature. The monochromatic tones add depth and timelessness to the image while emphasizing every intricate pattern on its body. As we gaze upon this remarkable print from Fine Art Finder, we are transported back in time to witness a moment frozen forever - an encounter with one of nature's most enigmatic beings: the Tuatara at London Zoo in 1927.

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