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Whale Graveyard (1 of 3)

Caption: From left to right, this photo shows Adam Metallo and Vince Rossi from the Smithsonian's Digitization Program Office 3-D Lab using a high-resolution laser arm and medium-range laser scanners to document one of the most complete fossil whales from the Cerro Ballena site. In the background, Smithsonian paleontologist Nick Pyenson reviews data on his laptop while the group works at night in a temporary tent next to the Pan-American Highway in the Atacama Region of Chile in 2011.

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