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is this allowed? i can understand animal skulls, i have en posted some as artistic objects
but a freshly dead animal is gross and not artistic in any way i have reported two such images more than once and nothing has been done

also i don't think human skulls should be allowed, which i have seen before on the site
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Hello Heather, can you please provide links to photos of freshly dead animals?
Thank you!
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bird-
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
bear-
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

thank you, i did make reports about them

are human skulls allowed? not educational or decoration objects like these
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

also i have not received a reply to another topic can you help with that?
http://community.pixoto.com/pixoto/to...
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Hi Heather, both of dead animal images have been removed.

I think human skulls are allowed, but I will check.
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there is another one in one of the challenges of a dead o'possum and her dead unborn babies strewn around her body, this is not art in any way shape or form and shows disrespect for that animal, I have submitted skulls that have weathered from nature, but this other is disturbing, something wrong with that.
It is in the challenge " a picture worth a thousand words"
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I had to go look for the picture, and I am not so sure the animal is dead.... http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra... the babies have been born, they are born hairless. it looks like the possom was denning in the hollow log and could be sleeping, or it may be dead and the log was destroyed perhaps by logging and the story the picture tells is the death of another animal family due to human destruction of habitat. with out any explanation it is hard to understand.. some times we need at least a few words...
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It is dead, it has flies on it.
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And babies are normally not strewn about like that. I see opossums every day, they are carried on their mothers backs, they don't leave them out like that.
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Betsy...you missed the second point of my post... the story may be of destroyed habitat and how it affects wildlife. It is not like some of the other pics that have been removed... ones of gore and no story at all, just road kill. This may be a picture that documents environmental destruction.
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No I didn't Joyce, I understood what you were saying. I guess it personal preference, to me it is just as bad as road kill.
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Thank you for reporting Betsy, I will ask for clarification about this photo is it is allowed.
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Thank you!
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There is a skull challenge, so I imagine skull photos will pop up more often now.
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i can see skulls used as medical learning or skulls that are decorative like mardi gras but images of real dead human skulls such as the ones in the catacombs are disturbing
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I am trying to understand. Why would human skulls be disallowed? The example provided from the catacombs seems very decent and reasonable.
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because it is not something the average person wants to see, at least here in America, people go to great measures to avoid seeing what death really looks like
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Nobody cares what you "in America" want to see, this is supposed to be an international site. Get your head out of your own ass please. I don't like dogs, Pixoto please remove all dog pictures and ban the photographers, dog images offend me deeply! How about Christians? Now that's highly offensive to over half the world! Ban them!!
I guess there's just no cure for stupidity. RIP Common Sense, you are dearly missed.....
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@Heather, speaking for the average person in a nation of 317+ million people might be a bit presumptuous. As an American I don't have a problem with this particular subject matter. @Darrell makes some important points. We should be very careful imposing our own moral values on the rest of the community. Please note - sentences like this: "...at least here in America..." tends to tick off a lot of people around the world. Please try and think about this from a global perspective - not just how things look from Texas.
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Well said Claus.
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I don't mind skulls as long as the skin, tendons and meat are removed, it borders on the macabre when a fresh head is pictured.
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As an American...I have a problem when people try to "speak for me!" This is a PHOTOGRAPHY site for pete's sake, and looking around the whole world is certainly more interesting than staying in one's own backyard. [Not that I don't shoot most often in my own backyard-I do! And it is fun and interesting--but please don't limit me to that!] I love to travel--and have been to places where skulls have been acceptable for many different reasons--cultural, decorative, religious, whatever. Yes, sometimes they are disturbing--but the whole point of photography is NOT limiting! To not only portray the things that some folks think are beautiful, but to show things as they are; to explore the imagination and show things as they might be; or, to show a beautiful landscape, or to show a bizarre take on a landscape...the possibilities are limitless! Unless of course, you try to impose your own particular views on someone else...
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I am not limiting anyone, In my opinion I just don't like it! I also am an American so you know we also speak our minds. I don't stay in my backyard either. I have lived in Italy 3 years England 3 years and various other states, and yes skulls are acceptable in various cultures, I have submitted skulls. In my opinion dead animals are not an art form. I just don't have to vote on them.
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Skulls per say are not what is disturbing, its the ones that are fresh and laid out in poses that disturb me. I will say no more.
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Hi Heather, human skulls are allowed.

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