This post contains graphic images that may go unappreciated by the squeamish.
If you were ever that student who kept passing out in Biology class (and you know who you are), then you may wish to consider looking no further.
Years ago, when I was in college, I came back to the dorm with a stack of photographs that I had snapped at the Bronx Zoo. I liked photography a lot, and I was probably more eager to show off my photos than most of my friends were interested in seeing them. But I prevailed upon my roommate to look at my new zoo shots, and I handed him the stack of prints to look through at his own pace.
He muttered one polite comment after another as he flipped through the photos, until.....
"Eewww!! What the hell is THAT?"
The tone of revulsion sounded excessive. I assured him that it was only just an ordinary caiman or crocodile in the picture. But he continued to look puzzled and disturbed, which began to puzzle me.
Then I noticed the awkward way that he was holding the print.
So I suggested that he try holding it this way:
Nowadays my portrait subjects have fur.
That seems to help.