The genesis of this project can be traced back to a chance encounter with the illustrious Dr. Richard Lucius, a distinguished parasitologist from Germany, amidst the rugged terrain of Alaska. Little did I know that this meeting would set in motion a chain of events that would culminate in an awe-inspiring exhibition of photography.

Months later, I found myself amidst the hallowed halls of the Berlin Museum of Natural History, where I was granted the rare privilege of capturing on film an exquisite collection of bones curated with meticulous attention by the eminent Dr. Peter Bartsch.

These remarkable skeletons, crafted over centuries of extraordinary adaptation, bear witness to the extraordinary alchemy that transpires at the heart of the cosmos. The calcium that now resides within these bony frameworks, forged in the very crucibles of distant stars, beckons us to contemplate the unfathomable mysteries of our world and the vast, uncharted expanses of the oceans that envelop it.

The selection of these singular specimens, including such imperiled species as the magnificent Grand brochet Esox lucius and the fearsome Requin féroce Odontaspis ferox, offers a poignant reminder of the fragility of our planet's ecosystems and the impermanence of life itself.

It is with the utmost gratitude that I extend my sincerest thanks to the venerable Dr. Richard Lucius and the illustrious Dr. Peter Bartsch for their generous trust and unwavering support throughout this extraordinary endeavor.

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