Graveyard Shift Nature Is So Wonderfully Morbid That Biologists Share #BestCarcass Photos On Twitter  

Eric Vega
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Scientists often deal with the morbid side of life, and nothing makes that more clear than the Twitter best carcass challenge. Scientists around the world are snapping photos of dead animal carcasses and sharing them on Twitter with the hashtag #bestcarcass. While this may seem pretty gruesome, many of the photos are actually quite lovely in a morbid sort of way. This is also an opportunity for scientists to show the world what dead animals look like, and they've managed to do it in a way that isn't completely terrifying. 

Death is an important part of life, and not just for humans. There are animals who perform elaborate death rituals for their loved ones, just like people do. It may be scary, but it's important for humans and animals alike to come to terms with the finality of the end. Death can be beautiful in the eyes of the right person, and these scientists have managed to capture the beauty of death and share it for the world to see. 

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These Fish Were No Match For Winter

 

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A Deer That's Stuck For Eternity

 

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Trapped In The Ice

 

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A Bunny That Looks Like It Could Be Napping

 

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