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Posted by on Sep 25, 2009 in Art, Greg, Photography | 4 comments

Friday Photo 4: We Are One Species

Human populations appear to be different in terms
of colour, body size, limb proportions, hair texture and
other physical attributes. Beneath the surface, we are
virtually identical. There is no genetic boundary for race
we are one species

We Are One Species (c) Greg Pillhofer, 2009A photo montage made up from the two original images below, and heavily modified to create the “grungified” look. Both original images were shot in the Maropeng Visitors Centre, the excellent exhibit at the Cradle of Mankind complex out near Hekport.

Thought the skeleton goes very well with the words “beneath the surface we are virtually identical”. The true heritage that the entire planet should have celebrated yesterday. Let’s start a global “Humanity Day” campaign…

Thoughts, comments, and suggestions in the Comments section below please.

The original shots:
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“We Are One Species” © Greg Pillhofer, 2009
Original captures 10/07/09 | Canon EOS350D | Image #1 (Text on wall) | f/4 | 1/60sec | ISO400 | 28mm | Auto flash | Image #2 (Skeleton) | f/4.5 | 1/60sec | ISO400 | 46mm | Auto flash


  1. Nice work here! I am enjoying your friday photo….

    • Thanks! Been an interesting exercise digging through the old files and playing with the editing software again. Wish I had more time with it though..

  2. Love what you've done with the pics!

    • Thanks TOC!

      It's an intriguing exhibit that really makes you think about our collective origins and about our species' future. Throw in a visit to the nearby Sterkfontein caves for an excellent "cultural" day out.

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