Skull and tusks of a woolly mammoth, Mammuthus sp.

Skull and tusks of a woolly mammoth, Mammuthus sp.

E447/0019 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.3MB

Downloadable file size: 1.4MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


This image is part of the feature Mammoths

Credit: PHILIPPE PLAILLY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Mammoth head. Frontal view of the skull and tusks of a woolly mammoth Mammuthus primigenius. In the foreground are giant upcurved tusks which curl around, each growing in an opposite spiral (unlike elephants). Tusks reached 3 metres in length in male mammoths, weighing up to 73 kilograms, but were smaller in females. Wear patterns or breaks in the tusks may indicate how the animal cleared snow to reach vegetation food beneath, or broke through ice to reach unfrozen water to drink. The skull and skeleton are seen in the background. These mammoth bones were discovered in 1992 in Yakutia, Russia. They are 15,000 years old.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: animal, animals, bone bones, fossil mammoth, mammoth skeleton, mammoth tusk, mammoths, mammuthus primigenius, of mammoth, palaeontology, paleontology, skull, skull and tusks, tusk, woolly mammoth

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.