Photos in the Book—Full Color Gallery

I'm pleased to present the 24 photos from Animal Investigators here in full color. Please refer to photo captions and contributions below. Click on any thumbnail to view larger version.

Chapter One: Native Alaskan Subsistence Hunting

  • Photo 1:  Headless walrus washed up on beach.  (Courtesy of Laurel A. Neme)
  • Photo 2:  Raw walrus tusks. (Courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory)
  • Photo 3:  Examples of traditional walrus-skin boats, Gambell, Alaska (Courtesy of Laurel A. Neme)
  • Photo 4:  Carved walrus ivory. (Courtesy of Laurel A. Neme)
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Chapter Two:  Walrus Forensic Investigation

  • Photo 5:  Walrus carcass from air. (Courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory)
  • Photo 6:  Veterinary pathologist Dick Stroud and ivory expert and chemist Ed Espinoza dissecting a headless walrus carcass. (Courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory)
  • Photo 7:  Veterinary pathologist Dick Stroud tracing bullet path in walrus carcass.  (Courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory)
  • Photo 8:  Cutting out bullet from walrus carcass.  (Courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory)
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Chapter Four: Busted for Bear Galls

  • Photo 9: Bear bile.  (Courtesy of Animals Asia Foundation)
  • Photo 10:  Seized black bear gallbladders.  (Courtesy of Utah Division of Wildlife Resources)
  • Photo 11:  Traditional Asian medicine apothecary shop in Vancouver, Canada.  (Courtesy of Laurel A. Neme)
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Chapter Five:  Bear Bile … or Not?

  • Photo 12:  Bear bile products.  (Courtesy of Animals Asia Foundation)
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Chapter Six:  Impact of Bear Investigation

  • Photo 13:  Analyzing traditional Asian medicines.  (Courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory)
  • Photo 14:  Asiatic black bear in cage at bear farm.  (Courtesy of Animals Asia Foundation)  [this is close up of Chengdu Truth]
  • Photo 15:  Rescued Asiatic black bears at sanctuary.  (Courtesy of Animals Asia Foundation)
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Chapter Seven:  The Feather Artifacts

  • Photo 16: Brazilian Amazon Kayapó Indians wearing feathered body costumes.  (Courtesy of Cristina G. Mittermeier)
  • Photo 17:  Upé mask.  (Courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement)
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Chapter Eight:  Fly-by-Night Evidence

  • Photo 18:  Rikbatsa shaman’s crown.  (Courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory)
  • Photo 19:  Macaw reference samples.  (Courtesy of Laurel A. Neme)
  • Photo 20:  Bororo shaman’s necklace.  (Courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory)
  • Photo 21:  Examples of cat skull reference standards.  (Courtesy of Laurel A. Neme)
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Chapter Nine:  Buyer Beware

  • Photo 22:  Brazilian Federal Police agent holding a headdre ss made of macaw feathers seized in Operation Pindorama.  (Courtesy of Brazilian Federal Police)
  • Photo 23:  Brazilian federal police commissioner Jorge Pontes holding a necklace made of jaguar teeth seized in Operation Pindorama.  (Courtesy of Brazilian Federal Police)
  • Photo 24:  Brazilian federal police commissioner Jorge Pontes, USFWS special agent Daniel LeClair and Brazilian congressman Antonio Carlos Mendez Thame meet in Ohio.  (Courtesy of Daniel LeClair)
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